The Top London Markets to Visit

Posted: Mar 12 2014

The shopping capital of the UK, London has lots of colourful markets, bringing you locally grown produce, handmade clothing and exciting homewares.

  • Borough Market - For food lovers, the Borough Market offers a vast array of artisan munchies and top-quality ingredients. Not to be missed, this gastronomic delight is best enjoyed with a large shopping bag and empty stomach. Try freshly prepared mouthfuls of culinary delight including cured meats, tapas, fine cheeses and pastries. To beat the crowds head down early on a Saturday before 11am.
  • Brick Lane Market – Where ‘Eastern promise meets East End chaos’ Brick Lane market is packed with everything from bric-a-brac and retro furniture to vintage jewellery, fruit, and veg. Bursting with new apparel every time you visit, Brick Lane has everything covered and more. Meander through the market street stalls peppered with glam accessories, quirky t-shirts and retro appendage, and whilst you’re there visit the neighbouring shops.
  • Brixton Village – Housed in the former Granville Arcade, Brixton Village Market is positively bursting with foodies, artists and creatives. From old fashioned confectioners to French vintage purveyors, the recently renovated market is situated alongside a selection of fantastic restaurants and bars. For a totally unique experience, visit the market at one of their ‘late’ night events on Thursday, Friday or Saturday evening. From live music and DJ sets to workshops, poetry evenings, shopping events and supper clubs, there is something to suit everyone.
  • Camden Market – Encompassing several markets that cover the Northern end of Camden Town, Camden Market has something to offer everyone. Discover crafts and curiosities at Camden Lock Village or immerse yourself in everything boho at the Stables Market stalls. Once you are done with Camden Market, there is a lot more shopping to be done in the town. Visit awesome vintage boutique and independent music shops.
  • Columbia Road Flower Market – Get involved in this noisy Victorian terrace street market, crammed with thousands of perennials and buds waiting to be picked. Home to some of the best and cheapest flowers and plants around, Columbia Road Flower Market is a great way to experience Old East End. Listen out for the London and Essex accents calling out “Three for a Fiver”.