Exploring London, The Satan Project, Travel

Scouring London’s Satanic Market

I’m a scrooge. This isn’t really news. Bah, humbug.

I don’t get into the Christmas spirit, unless by “Christmas spirit” you mean forgetting what day it is and working throughout.

But when I read about a “Satanic Anti-Christmas Flea Market” happening in East London at the weekend, I decided I had to go along. After all, Anti-Christmas? That’s the kind of spirit I can get into.

The event was smaller than I expected. Held in two rooms – the upstairs and the basement – at Bethnal Green’s Working Men’s Club, it was packed to the brim with Satanists and Scrooges.

The upstairs room was obscenely hot, making me wonder if Satan himself was smiling up at us and sending a little warmth from the Hellmouth.

I took a lot of pictures, so without further ado, here’s a glimpse into Scroogey Sanatic Anti-Christmas in London.

This is Grezelda, we hung out for a bit.
This is Grezelda, we hung out for a bit.
I really liked these skull candles by YorkshireSkullCandles
I really liked these skull candles by YorkshireSkullCandles
Nothing says "I hate you" like an ancient creepy mummy on a tile
Nothing says “I hate you” like an ancient creepy mummy on a tile
I'll take your word for it, hun
I’ll take your word for it, hun
Yes, that is a two-headed taxidermied raven
Yes, that is a two-headed taxidermied raven
Lots and lots of dead things
Lots and lots of dead things
Plus bonus creepy doll with skull
Plus bonus creepy doll with skull
Speaking of which, these pictures were nice and creepy too
Speaking of which, these pictures were nice and creepy too
But it wasn't all creepy. Some of it was acid tripping & Aleister Crowley.
But it wasn’t all creepy. Some of it was acid tripping & Aleister Crowley.
Super Satanic Patch, reduced from £6.66

In case you needed patches

Bottles of Satanic Mojo, should you feel you're running out
Bottles of Satanic Mojo, should you feel you’re running out
And of course, some very intellectual books
And of course, some very intellectual books
"Sex and Horror", "Soft Brides for the Beast of Blood", and "Psycho Girls In Bondage", which you didn't know were missing from your life until now.
“Sex and Horror”, “Soft Brides for the Beast of Blood”, and “Psycho Girls In Bondage”, which you didn’t know were missing from your life until now.
Personally, I decided to be boring and just buy a book about Satanic witches
Personally, I decided to be boring and just buy a book about Satanic witches

It was also one of those places where you overhear amazing snippets of conversation, e.g.

“My dad keeps spiders in the basement, he’s got dozens of them running loose down there.”

“Yeah, well if you get rid of the rest of the body, I can do you a deal on the skull.”

All in all, it was a fun day out. Perhaps not everybody’s cup of tea, but if you’re into taxidermy, curios, or of course Satan, you might just enjoy it.

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