London markets are for the trendiest Londoners, selling everything from food to flowers, modern art to antiques, clothes to curios. Large, sprawling markets such as Spitalfields, Camden Market or Portobello Road are ideal if you want to spend a day wandering about, hopefully finding a few bargains along the way. Greenwich is great for gifts and local designers, you can't beat Borough Market for a quick bite. Whatever your pleasure, you'll love London's markets.
Camden Markets - Camden Lock Market which is the central hub for Camden’s markets and was established in 1974 as the original craft market, today it offers an extensive range of goods from designer clothes and accessories, to one-off pieces of art, food and furnishings. The ever popular Camden Stables Market is at the centre of the alternative fashion scene. There is also designer workshops, studios, stalls, shops, cafes, restaurants and bars.
Nearest tube station - Camden Town
Portobello Road Market in West London, goes straight through the popular and trendy Notting Hill and stretches for about 2 miles. Portobello Road has been a market since the 1800s but became increasingly popular for its antiques in the 1950s. Selling everything from fruit and bread to jewellery, fashion accessories, music and not forgetting to mention the endless antiques.
Nearest tube station - Notting Hill Gate
Old Spitalfields Market is located near trendy Shoreditch which is filled with cool bars and clubs once you have finished wondering around the market selling everything from clothes and artwork to food. There is also the all new Saturday Style Market dedicated to fashion lovers.
Nearest tube station - Aldgate East or Liverpool St
Covent Garden is home to the iconic market building and piazzas, an architectural masterpiece. Visit the Apple Market for British hand-made arts, crafts and antiques along with the Jubilee and East Colonade Markets for a huge variety of stalls. Full of shops, restaurants and cafes, Covent Garden is buzzing with a variety of street performers and entertainers.
Nearest tube station - Covent Garden
Greenwich Market is busiest at the weekend, with around 150 stalls selling jewellery collections, pictures, clothing, accessories and unique gift items. There is also a great food court and specialised local shops.
Nearest tube station - North Greenwich
Borough Market is great for lunch and grocery shopping in this gourmet’s paradise! With a huge range of indulgent luxuries and fresh produce including fruit, vegetables, a wide variety of meat, condiments, bakery treats and street food.
Nearest tube station - London Bridge
Brick Lane Market is the market of two halves selling both hidden gems and junk! From bric-a-brac to second-hand furniture, shoes and lots more. There are also some fantastic stalls selling exotic spices and colourful saris.
Nearest tube station - Aldgate
Columbia Road Flower Market is the must-have stop for anyone with green fingers especially. With various plants shrubs, trees and of course flowers the street is filled with colour. You can also pick up gardening accessories from the local shops.
Nearest tube station - Hoxton
Broadway Market in Hackney sells an eclectic mix of goods from local farmers, artists and craftspeople in order to tempt the customer to sample and buy. Shop here for delicious ingredients, tasty ready-made food, exciting and unusual clothes and gifts as well as furniture and lighting.
Nearest tube station – Bethnal Green
Petticote Lane Market if the place to go if you want to practise your haggling skills and pick up a bargain. Selling household goods and bargain fashion. Unlike the name suggest the market is actually located on Middlesex Street and Wentworth Street.
Nearest tube station – Liverpool Street