Wood Street Vintage Market

Written by on September 23, 2013 in Fashion, Food & Drink, Men, Women - Comments Off on Wood Street Vintage Market

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This weekend, I went to visit God’s Own Junkyard in Walthamstow; a treasure trove of old neon signs and abandoned set designs. Although, this was not in keeping with my usual eco-friendly days out, the site was closing down and it was a one-off opportunity. However, wandering just down the road from the yard, which is close to Wood Street station, I felt instantly better. I stumbled across Wood Street Market, a brilliant, indoor, vintage market.

The building started life as the Crown Cinema in 1912 but it has now been used as a market for over 30 years. The market has the original early 20th century decor but the walls are adorned with modern art and 80s film posters. The market is hidden away and because of its ‘those who know’ status, the products are brilliantly cheap. There are plenty of vintage furniture and clothes stalls, an abundance of record stores and a cute cafe which sells organic, gluten free cakes.

photo 1However, the most fun and unexpected find was an organic alcohol store; East London Gin Palace who sell Mother’s Ruin produce. Created in the spirit of London’s long and disreputable history of gin drinking, Mother’s Ruin produces a range of exquisite, organic, fruit liqueurs. Offered for your delectation and delight are dark and delicious damson and sloe gins, delicate and spicy rhubarb & ginger, fragrant summer raspberry and heady gooseberry & elderflower vodkas.

The fantastic pick and mix of stores are a great find. The area feels more like a suburban town than part of London. It is great for a weekend stroll and especially wonderful for gift buying and shopping for great quality, vintage clothes.

About the Author

Christina Latham

Christina is one of our original writers who helped with the launch of allmygoodness. She has a love for finding vintage treasures and organic products in unexpected, undiscovered places. She has previously worked as a journalist for CD News at the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy and Bader TV News in Berlin. She also writes freelance articles for Fitzrovia News and BetaTwentyOne. Follow her on Twitter @ChristinaLatha