Bustling with people, colors, sounds and smells, markets in London are full of diversity. Markets in London definitely aren’t hard to come by. They all offer something different so everyone can find something they enjoy. Here is a list of a few of my favorites that I’ve discovered since I’ve been here.
1. Camden Market – https://www.camdenmarket.com/
Camden Market has a little something for everyone. From food, antiques, art and jewelry, there is no shortage of things to discover here. The market hosts events throughout the year for adults and children alike, making it a wonderful choice for a fun family activity. A tea vendor at the market, Antonia Massara, told me how she felt about Camden Market, “It’s very nice to stay here because it’s like a community […] It’s a nice relationship and friendship.”
Hours: Monday – Sunday, Open at 10 a.m.
Closest Tube Station: Camden Town
2. Borough Market – http://boroughmarket.org.uk/
Hidden beneath railway arches, Borough Market is a food lover’s dream. Between fresh produce, cheese, desserts, fish and so much more, even the pickiest eater could find something to enjoy. Another incredible feature is that Borough Market is over 1,000 years old, making it the oldest market in London. It is also the biggest and one of the most popular food markets in the city as well.
Hours: Partial Market – Monday, Tuesday; Full Market – Wednesday through Saturday; Closed Sunday; Opens at 10 a.m.
Closest Tube Station: London Bridge
3. Old Spitalfields Market – https://www.oldspitalfieldsmarket.com/
Surrounded by restaurants and high-end shops, Old Spitalfields Market provides even more shopping choices. Clothing, handmade jewelry, and decor don’t cover the wide range of items the vendors bring to the market. This market is covered, which is nice when rain threatens to ruin the day. Different items can be found on different days, such as antiques on Thursday and vintage items on Saturday. This gives a chance for everyone to find something that catches their eye.
Hours: Monday – Sunday, varying opening times
Closest Tube Station: Liverpool Street