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Visit Brixton Market

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Between WWI and WWII, Brixton was the third busiest shopping centre in London. It had one of the first department stores in the country and, of course, the famous market halls – now listed buildings. […]

Self-Checkout Woes

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I like the self-service tills and use them in preference to manned tills. Mainly because I’m in a rush or the manned till have long queues. It may look simple enough. Step 1: Scan your […]

Saturday Shopping – East Dulwich Pit Stops

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A day’s shopping in East Dulwich can be exhausting with all the truly amazing shops and stalls one needs to take in to benefit from the complete experience. The key is to pace yourself. Keep […]

Christmas treats at Cornercopia

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Cornercopia is the kind of shop I’m happy exists. It sells properly local products. Local as in around the corner – Brixton, Bermondsey, Clapham, e.g. honeycomb from bees that forage in local gardens and parks. And […]

Farm fresh shopping at Horniman Farmers Market

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Since abandoning my ridiculous “I’m never going to live south of the river” stance and moving to Forest Hill in 2010, I’ve fallen well and truly in love with Saaafff Landan. I spent eight years […]

Saturday Shopping: Vintage Fashion Trail in South London

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With the homogenised high street offer and instantly copied designer togs flooding the market it is difficult for local hipsters to shop ‘new’ and remain individual, never has the vintage craze been more popular than […]

Super Saturday Shopping: Markets

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There is nothing more fun than a few hours spent browsing in a local market, often you’ll find weekday professionals indulging their weekend passions. Besides the unexpected products you”ll meet some fascinating people; I have […]

Saturday Shopping: Herne Hill SE24

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The lucky residents of Herne Hill, SE24, must feel like they have it all, probably because they pretty much have; one of London’s finest parks, probably the best open air swimming in London, traditional ‘village’ […]

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