11 Jul Top 10 Street Markets in London
London markets are ideal shopping destinations, selling everything from food to flowers, modern art, antiques and clothes. There’s no better way to spend a Sunday morning in London than wandering the capital’s colourful 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 markets has been open every day since the 1800s but became particularly famous for its antiques in the 1950s. Now there are numerous stalls offering everything from fruits and bakery 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 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 coffees are available, along with antiques, novelties and toys. While 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 want 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 come across amazing street art and graffitis. If you’re a tourist in London, be sure to visit it. If you are craving some sugar, 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 unexpected things. The food area has plenty of different kinds of wonderful food options 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 is a specific adventure. Mondays are for antique lovers, while Tuesdays through Fridays are filled by lovely market stalls with 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 cured meats and cheeses, with hot and cold foods cooked and prepared right in front of you. Massive selection of drinks from fruit juices to beers and wines, and 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 its own currency aside from the pound. A perfect getaway 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!