11 Jul Top 10 street markets in London!
London markets are ideal shopping destinations, selling everything from food to flowers, modern art antiques to clothes. There’s no better way to spend a Sunday morning in London than wandering the capital’s colorful street markets so here’s a list of London’s top 10 street markets to visit this summer!
1 – Portobello Market
Portobello Road Market, one of London’s oldest market has been opening every day since the 1800s but became particularly famous for its antiques in the 1950s. Now there are numerous stalls offering everything from fruit and bread to posters, vintage and designer clothes, bric-a-brac, music and, of course, loads of antiques!
2 – Columbia Road Flower Market
Visiting this flower market is one of the most fun activities on a Sunday in East London. It’s a bustling and active market with plenty of food, coffee and drinking options nearby. This market has a very pleasant atmosphere for a real London experience.
3 – Greenwich Market
Greenwich Market is another London gem. A selection of street food and coffee is available, along with antiques, novelties and toys. When there, you must try the Vietnamese Rolls and make it a proper visit by eating your food in Greenwich Park which is a five minute walk away.
4 – Maltby Street Market
Located next to Tower bridge, visiting Maltby Market is definitely one of the best activities on a Saturday morning – Filled with delicious food, the market doesn’t feel like a tourist spot. Saturdays the breweries are open as well and Druid Street market offers more stalls to browse for treats. We recommend you the jerk chicken wraps and the Little Bird gin. You can also walk down to Spa Terminus to visit The Kernel Brewery if you wan’t to take some beers home!
5 – Brick Lane Market
Brick Lane Market is a bustling and exciting market. Opened only on Sundays, during your walk there you will stubble upon amazing street art and graffitis. If you’re a tourist in London, be sure to visit it. And if you are trusty, the smoothie stand offers many types of smoothies with an amazing price of £2 while fresh juices cost only £1! Don’t miss it!
6 – Camden Lock Market
Located in North London on the Northern Line, Camden Lock Market atmosphere is amazing. The stalls are full of the unexpected things. The food area has plenty of different kinds of wonderful food from countries far and wide. You can even have a walk by the Regent canal, sit and enjoy the beautiful weather while having a drink.
7 – Broadway Market
Broadway Market has been home to market traders since the 1890s, and provides a unique kaleidoscope of tastes and cultures. While visiting the market you will find independent shops, pubs, restaurants and cafes and of course stalls offering amazing fresh produce, authentic street food, the most original clothing, arts and crafts in London. All crammed into a little East End street between the Regent’s Canal and London Fields.
8 – Covent Garden Market
In Covent Garden Market, each day as a specificity. Mondays are for antiques lovers while Tuesday to Friday sees a lovely general market including clothing and household goods. Saturdays and Sundays are reserved for arty knick-knacks and crafts largely geared toward tourists.
9 – Borough Market
Borough Market is an amazing place to walk through, genuinely like nothing else. You will find a huge range of fresh produce to try and eat, vast array of meat and cheeses, with hot and cold foods cooked and prepared right in front of you. Massive selection of drinks from fruit juices to beer to wine to almost everything! Stunning place to take up a few hours.
10 – Brixton Village
A hidden gem that is emerging as a tourist destination. The market place has lots of small eateries and boutique shops. you will be surprised with the cosmopolitan atmosphere. Brixton actually has it’s own currency as well as uses the pound. A perfect gateway for the weekend!
Tell us if you visited one of these quirky places and what did you think of it! With FG Properties we can find you an amazing apartment near those places for you to have a great trip to London!