This summer will see One New Change taking the City back to its roots by launching weekly Saturday food markets in the heart of the City of London. The eclectic One New Change Saturday Market, which will serve delicious fresh produce from across the globe, is launching on 1st June with an appearance from a very special guest – celebrity chef and home-grown London talent, Gizzi Erskine.
Gizzi, who has recently launched bestselling cook book Skinny Weeks and Weekend Feasts will be delighting Londoners with two talks at 11am and at 2pm, as signing copies of her new cook book. Visitors will also be able to pick up a bespoke recipe card designed exclusively by Gizzi and starring ingredients available to buy at the market.
History and foodie buffs alike will know that as early as the 12th Century, food markets were originally set up to serve the population of the City of London. Evidence can still be found in many of the City’s street names – particularly at Eastcheap and Cheapside (cheap deriving from an Old English word meaning market). Cheapside was the foremost of the two markets and the names of the streets that lead off it reflect the trades that flourished there – Wood Street, Milk Street, Bread Street, Honey Lane, Poultry Street and Friday Street (for fish).
The One New Change food markets will take place every Saturday, from 11am-3pm, offering up the freshest produce.
• Where: One New Change, London EC2M 9AF
• When: Every Saturday from 1st June 2013, 11am-3pm
• Transport: Nearest tube stations: St Paul’s; Monument; Bank; Mansion House. Buses: 4; 8; 25; 56; 100; 172; 242; 521. Free parking at weekends (after 11am on Saturday and all day Sunday)