Chrisp Street Market is having its first Spring Festival this coming Saturday, so why not pop along and see what they are getting up to?
Chrisp Street is one of our Borough’s genuine street markets dating back to Victorian times and was the first specially designed, covered and pedestrianised shopping centre in the UK. Westfield it ain’t. Which has to be good.
As part of the Mary Portas Pilot Scheme, Chrisp Street Market is currently being revitalised with new fresh fruit and vegetable stalls and a strong focus on healthy eating.
There will be tips on getting greener, healthy eating, growing your own and being more sustainable, a petting zoo, vegetable orchestra (worth going just to find out what that is!), interactive workshops, street food, activities from over 40 local initiatives, including community food growers, honey producers and mobile gardens, cooking demonstrations, recycling and upcycling (no idea what that is but must be good) workshops, advice on how to save energy and reduce bills and an electric car exhibition.
Oh and a mini chicken and bee farms, together with animals from Spitalfields Farm.
And Bite street food collective is providing yummy food from market products.
What more could you possibly want in a market?
And of course it is a genuine local East End market with not an ostrich feather on a bed of organic nettle leaves baguette in sight!
Chrisp Street Market is in East India Dock Road, E14. located opposite All Saints DLR, two minutes from Langdon Park DLR and only four minutes from Canary Wharf on the DLR.
For more information:
- Chrisp Street Market
- Tower Hamlets Markets
- Multi million package of support to revive the country’s high streets (DCLG)
- Poplar HARCA
- Women’s Environmental Network
- Poplar & Bow Green Network