London has had a market culture since the very inception of the city. The fact that the city is built around a river makes it easy for goods to be transported in and out of, even though the modes of transport have changed. Nowadays you can find several market areas which have kept the culture going and have their own specific style depending on the area they’re based within. Whether you’re looking for fresh food, vintage clothes or antique furniture, there’s a market for you in the city.
For those staying at M by Montcalm Shoreditch Rooms you’ll find Spitalfields Market being in very close proximity. Here you can find the best in artisan coffee, vintage clothes and accessories all in an expansive market space in the heart of Shoreditch. If staying at the Montcalm then this is definitely a go to market area for gifts and souvenirs, especially due to the fact the market is open every day of the week.
Get lost in the Camden Market Labyrinth. If you’re looking for Markets to visit Near Kings Cross, then this may very well be your go to. The market itself has a range of temporary and permanent stalls which sell everything from smoking paraphernalia to the best in music vinyl. The market also hosts a range of takeaway food stalls and vintage clothes and accessories, both affordable and stylish.
Brixotn arket, on and around station road is home to a market which is open every day of the week. Here you can find a range of food, produce and also a farmer market nearby where you can buy the best in wholesale ingredients. On top of this there are top notch clothes stalls and independent restaurants, with a different type of market gracing the space every Saturday, adding to this South London markets diverse eclecticism,
Borough Market is a food market near London Bridge and specialises in wholesale food selling in the early hours of the morning alongside cultural street food vending. The fact that so many restaurants buy their ingredients from this ancient riverside market is a testament to how great the produce is.
Live like the elite and head on down to Chelsea’s most trendy market. On the mile long Portobello road you can find a broad range of antiquities, trinkets and oddities as well as vintage clothes, making this the go to for market magpies all over the city. The fact that this market is on a mile long stretch of road makes it even more extensive and you can find many tourists gracing the streets.
Based in London Fields, Broadway Market is a great canal side market full of food, book stalls and accessories. Buy yourself some vegetarian curry and plonk yourself on the nearby London Fields for an all-round delight of a weekend day in East London.
Dalston is the perfect market for those looking for a slice of afro Caribbean cuisine and fresh food produce. With a lively atmosphere and music often trickling through the streets, you’ll have a positively vibrant time in the Hackney borough.