Every Saturday and Sunday between 10 am and 5 pm the Merton Abbey Arts and Crafts Village is a throbbing hub of craft stalls and eateries. Situated alongside the River Wandle behind the Savacentre in Merton, this is a real find in South London. The village is based in the former Liberty silk-printing works and is a self-contained mini village. All the buildings have been restored and information plaques tell the story of the print works.
The outdoor market is perfect for wandering around on a summer weekend, with lots of different craft stalls catering for all tastes.
For the hobby crafter there are several stalls and shops selling an amazing range of craft supplies such as gem stones, paper, elements and so on. All the products are on offer at reasonable prices. For those who want the handmade look without actually doing the crafts you can pick up handmade toys, bunting, jewellery, handmade greeting cards, recipe books and so on.