London's top markets

4 Nov 2013
Published in London
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Explore what London has to offer by checking out London's top markets!

Summer is now definitely over but you can still wrap up warm and brace London's top street markets. London offers a wide range of markets, so there's something for everyone. Here's a rundown of our favourites.

Borough Market

Handily situated a stones throw from London Bridge station this is an easily accessible market that's perfect for food lovers. This market offers the finest British and international food and drinks. There are a variety of stalls selling goods ranging from:

  • Fresh meat, poultry and game
  • Fish and seafood
  • Drinks
  • Fruit and Vegetables
  • Dairy
  • Bakery

There's also a wide range of cafes and restaurant located within the market and we highly recommend visiting Borough Market for presents for your foodie friends at Christmas time.

Spitalfields Market

This is a great little gem located in trendy East London, it's open everyday and sells a wide variety of items such as vintage fashion, handmade clothes and accessories, jewellery, artwork and much much more. The market is also weatherproof; there is a large glass roof protecting you from the elements.

The market is surrounded by a range of quirky independent boutiques and some well known names and a large offering of top restaurants.

Another great thing about Spitalfields market, London's oldest market, is that it's very close to Brick Lane which deserves its own heading.

Brick Lane Market

It's best to visit Brick Lane market on Sundays where you can find a treasure trove of second hand goods such as clothes, furniture and bric-a-brac.

Brick Lane is also famous for it's amazing curry houses and other ethnic restaurants such as an authentic Jewish Bagel shop.

You can easily spend a whole day and night on Brick Lane as not only does it have a market and amazing restaurants but you can also find some great art galleries not to mention a huge variety of bars and clubs.

Greenwich Market

For a more upmarket selection try Greenwich market which is located near the foot of Greenwich Park, another top London attraction. Greenwich market is open from Tuesdays to Sunday plus Bank Holidays.

This market specialises in designer items such as original artworks, handcrafted toys, jewellery, fresh produce and hot food to take away.

On Tuesday to Saturday Greenwich market specialises in arts, crafts and food, whilst on Sunday the main emphasis is on Antiques, vintage items and collectibles.

Not to forget there's some great pubs all within a short walking distance.

Camden Market

The mother of all markets and easily London's favourite, it's one of London's top visitor attractions and it's not hard to see why. It's so easy to get lost in Camden Market whch offers such a huge range of goods. There's really something for everyone here suiting tastes from dark and gothic to the deep and spiritual. It's also a top celebrity hang out and the late Amy Winehouse lived nearly in Camden Square.

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