There’s no better way to experience London’s best: by visiting its vibrant street markets. From the iconic Camden Market to the authentic British crafts in Covent Garden Market, there’s something for everyone at these bustling Sunday markets. After a morning of shopping and exploring, unwind at the Montcalm Club, a luxury hotel located just steps away from some of London’s most popular street markets.
If it’s vintage clothing and handmade jewellery or artwork that you are looking for, don’t miss out on the iconic Camden market.
It is made up of two marketplaces, the Stables, and the Lock, located right in the heart of Camden Town along the Regent’s Canal. Immerse yourself in a unique shopping experience with eccentric handmade jewellery and artwork, vintage fashion items and souvenirs found here. Make sure to explore the stalls and shops clustered within (and the gin warehouses too). After shopping, stop for an alternative Sunday feast at one of the many food stalls here.
Covent Garden Market
Once a hub for fresh fruit and vegetable sellers, the Covent Garden Market is today filled with artisan stalls selling everything from British crafts and charming accessories to delectable, sweet delights. The market is made up of three parts: the Apple market, the East Colonnade market, and the Jubilee market. The Apple market is filled with handmade jewellery, prints, watercolours, and other beautiful crafts on Sundays. If you love dogs and cats, you should visit Lesley Martin’s stall in the Apple market, selling amazing ceramic and oil portraits of animals. After a day of immersing yourself in British culture through shopping, find some time to relax and refuel at one of the many 5-star hotels in London near the popular Covent Garden Market.
Brick Lane Market
Wander along Brick Lane on a Sunday and you’ll find a sprawling flea market full of stalls selling vintage treasures. Clothes, electricals, jewellery, art…You never know what you’ll find next here. Get there early for a bargain and make sure to add the Old Truman Brewery’s markets to your list, including the Backyard Market, Sunday Upmarket and Vintage Market. Add to what is sure to be a delightful day of shopping with a refreshing drink at one of the lively West End bars nearby!
Columbia Road Flower Market
Columbia Road Flower Market is one of London’s most popular Sunday markets. It is a feast for the senses, with its vibrant colours, sweet scents, and fresh flowers. Snap photos of the beautiful blooms, pick up houseplants, herbs and other gardening essentials or simply enjoy the amazing atmosphere. Book an opulent stay with a hotel in Shoreditch, moments away from this alluring market and explore the independent shops and eateries along Columbia Road as well.
Brixton Village and Market Row
Brixton Village and Market Row is a vibrant and diverse shopping arcade located in the heart of Brixton, London. It is home to over 100 independent stores and stalls selling everything from fresh produce to exotic spices, books, stylish homewares to unique fashion. Known to sell a variety of cuisines from around the world, make sure you sample the delicious jerk chicken and Chinese dumplings while you’re here. Also, the Brixton Farmers’ Market takes place every Sunday. So, wander around the market, grab a bite to eat, and enjoy the vibrant atmosphere.
London is a ravishing city steeped in rich history, culture and diversity, and its Sunday markets are a great way to experience these while having a good time doing some extraordinary shopping, eating, or simply enjoying the vibes of these vibrant markets.
So, start planning your London holiday, now!