There’s no other vibrant way to shop in London than visiting its local markets because they sell everything right from food to flowers, modern art to antiques and clothes to curios.
There are some large sprawling markets like Spitalfields, Camden Markets or Portobello Road that are ideal if you want to spend a day wandering about hoping to find few bargains. Greenwich is one of the hottest places for gifts and local designers but you can’t beat Borough for a quick bite.
Take a look at best London markets:
Explore the gourmet’s paradise in London with an array of fresh produce which includes fruit, vegetable and all kinds of meat. It comprises of 70 stalls and stands. Producers from all over the country bring a range of fresh produce which includes fish, meat, vegetables, cheeses, breads, coffees, cakes and patisseries. There are other stalls that specialize in produce imported from abroad. This place is open from Thursday to Saturday.
Alfies Antique Market
It is the largest indoor market of London often regarded as a treasure trove of vintage and antique clothes and collectibles of 20th century design piece. It is a place bustling with lively center for unusual and decorative antiques.
This cheerful and vogue market has little more of spunk than traditional antique thoroughfares which boasts of some 75 specialist dealers spread over an area of five floors. On the top floor you’ll find Roof Top Kitchen to enjoy some splendid views.
Brick Lane Market
It is spread across several streets in the Brick Lane area where you can find both junk and gems in this market. It comprises of second-hand furniture, cheap leather clothes, shoes and number of other things.
This is a chaotic and bustling artistic hub that attracts lots of young people for an inexpensive Sunday shopping and brunch at ethnic restaurants and cafes standing in a row along the streets. Some of the items include Jewish bagel shops and Bangladesh curry houses.
This vibrant food market offers an array of artisanal munchables and rare-to-find ingredients. The market is a pleasure for all senses and is enjoyed best with a big shopping bag and empty stomach with fewer crowds.
To avoid the starving masses go to this place on Saturday mornings from 8 am to 9 pm or from midday which is Thursday or Friday.
Make sure you do not miss the pork pies with chopped apple that is piled on the top from Sillfield Farm, along with packets of Padron peppers, tortas de aceite from Brindisa, coconut drops from Burnt Sugar and elusive Mexican ingredients from Cool Chile Company.
It is one of the oldest and chartered markets in London as it lies right in the center of the community.
This market houses a farmer’s market stocked with an eclectic mix of goods from artists, crafts and local farmer. There are shops and galleries that sell local stuff including a ceramic shop which sells some original pieces so get up on Saturday and explore one of the successful local markets of London.
These are some famous markets of London that are worth visiting because you can end up buying almost everything right from cheap eats, fresh produce, vintage and designer goods to arts and antiques.