Have You Seen The Satellite Stall?
A new satellite market stall for Lower Marsh Market was unveiled to the public on St George's Day.
The bright blue mobile structure is intended to act as a signpost, meeting place, selling spot and all round great advertisement for the delights of both Lower Marsh and The Cut.
Its design draws on the history of London Street markets, and in particular those detailed in the 1598 tome "A Caveatt for the Citty of London" - as interpreted by aberrant architecture.
A nod to Lambeth's history as a hang-out for unusual - and occasionally unscrupulous - traders saw a cross dressing fortune teller called Timberlina take centre stage as the first user of the stall.
A performance from The Belles of London City, an all-female quartet of Morris dancers, accompanied the event opposite The Old Vic.
The stall has been financed through a Portas Pilot - a unique funding stream administered by the Mayor of London in partnership with Waterloo Quarter and Lambeth Council to encourage new thinking about the natural shopping districts of The Cut and Lower Marsh.
It has already been used at Scoot The Thames and will appear across the area throughout the coming months.