London is well known for having a diverse selection of boroughs and areas, all with enticing and unique selling points, making every stop from zone 1 to zone 6 a potential tourist hotspot. With such a diverse range of areas, it’s no wonder that many of them have established their own markets, promoting the best in local artistic talent and the best in local food produce, whether it is an independent street food company or a local farmer. That’s another great thing about the city, with so many green spaces and nature reserves, organically and locally sourced food has hit an all-time high in the city. Whether it’s a good meal or a vintage jacket you’re after, this selection of local London markets is bound to satisfy your needs.
Head North for one of the trendiest markets around. With a wide range vintage and buffet food, this market warren overlooks Regents Canal and holds many a secret. Every day you can find a plethora of accessories from around the world, vintage clothes and even CD’s and records. Stop for a bite to eat in Camden Markets epicentre of street food stalls and seating areas, covered with tarpaulin so that you can eat outside come rain or shine.
Located near M by Montcalm in Shoreditch, Spitalfields Market is one for the food lovers. With its wide range of food stalls and artisan stalls, all tastes will find something to love in Spitalfields Market. On top of its amazing selections of foods from all across the world, Spitalfields is also a connoisseur of all things arts and crafts. With many Shoreditch based artists selling their wares in the area, you can be sure to find a beautiful souvenir to bring back to your nearby Montcalm Hotel.
Dalston Food Market
With a diverse and buzzing population, Dalston Food Market is a prime example of how exciting a food market can be. Whether it’s fresh fish or vegetables, Dalston Food Market will have every ingredient you’ll need to make a slap bang meal.
Based just off London Fields, Broadway Market is another East End street food market which takes place every Saturday. Broadway Market sells everything from vegan curry to artisan fried chicken, catering to a wide range of tastes. What’s great is that you have plenty of beautiful areas to enjoy your food in the vicinity, the idyllic London Fields awash with Londoners and tourists alike whenever the sun is out.
Based in the trendy Notting Hill area of London, Portobello Market runs the length of Portobello Road and becomes a buzzing market for tourists and locals every Saturday. Here you can find a wide range of market goods, from street food to furniture, but the element which attracts the most visitors annually is the vintage antiques and clothes which the market is flooded with. As one of the oldest and most traditional markets in the city, Portobello Road becomes a haven for fashionistas and hungry tourists alike every Saturday.