Best Street Markets to Visit in London
The London markets constitute a shopping paradise for all buyers irrespective of the products they want to buy – clothes, antiques, flowers, food products, products of modern arts and more. These are considered the best markets to visit in London for food products, gift articles and curios items, etc.
Among the many food markets in London, Borough Market is indeed the most popular. Borough Market is the ideal place to buy hot dishes as well as fresh vegetables and fruits. The chocolate items, the Indian food and various other delicacies that are served in the restaurants in Borough Market are of international standards. Traders of food’s products are very active here and this is one of the oldest food markets in London. Borough Market functions from Monday to Saturday and is at a convenient location close to London Bridge station. Train services as well as bus services connect this market with various parts of London City. Gourmet Goat, Gelateria 3Bis, Kappacasein, Tacos El Pastor, La Tua Pasta and Arabica are some of the very popular restaurants in Borough Market.
Brick Lane Market
Several streets in east London constitute the Brick Lane Market, which is a popular shopping place for vintage clothes, furniture – especially second-hand furniture, shoes and many other items. A lot of buyers prefer to shop here for “saris” and exotic spices. Sunday is the ideal day of the week for shopping at Brick Lane Market which is one of the most famous markets in London. The street food vendors of Brick Lane Market offers fresh fruits and vegetables on all Sundays. Ely’s Yard within this market is famous for street food. Mother Clucker in Ely’s Yard offers delicious buttermilk chicken strips. Many highly delicious tandoori items and Balti are served at the Aladin Brick Lane and other Indian restaurants. Some businesses are open 24/7 business like the Jewish bagel shop, a well-known Brick Lane Bagel Bake. A must see place of the area is The Old Truman Brewery. Brick lane consists of many small nearby markets and the most popular among them are the Sunday Upmarket for food, art and fashion.The Backyard Market is more popular for prints and Jewellery. The Boiler House Food Hall for international culinary delights. The Vintage Market for vintage clothes and The Tea Room for furniture and antiques. Don’t Forget to amaze yourself when surrounded by all the graffiti art in the area.
Alfie’s Antique Market
Not so well known among the most popular markets to visit in London Alfie’s Antique Market, is one of the largest antique market here. The stalls here offer vintage clothes right from 1930s and numerous collectables and design pieces. The area 5 floors to be explored and also from the rooftop kitchen of this indoor antique market one can enjoy exciting panoramic views over west London. This market is open from Tuesday to Saturday, 10am – 6pm. The exact location of Alfie’s Antique Market is 13 – 25, Church Street, St. John’s Wood, London, NW8 8DT.
Portobello Road Market
The list of markets to visit in London is not complete without Portobello Road Market. This market is very active on Saturdays and is one among the oldest markets in London for antiques, vintage clothes, bric-a-brac and music. A lot of stalls are there in this market offering fruits, bread, posters, ceramic items and more. From Notting Hill Gate, Westbourne Park and Ladbroke Grove this market is easily accessible.
The Camden Lock Market, the Old Spitafields Market, the Greenwich Market, the Broadway Market, the Petticoat Lane Market and the Columbia Road Flower Market are also some of the popular markets in London. Have you been to any of those markets? Any other which is not in our post? I would be great to hear your thoughts on the comments. Thanks for reading!
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