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Guide to the Street Markets of London


Every shopping trip to London should include a visit to at least one of Londonís famous street markets. Known for the crowds and loud calls of the stall holders, these markets are a must for bargain hunters, vintage / antique collectors and anyone interested in new or unusual ideas in fashion and accessories. Many markets now also specialise in fresh and organic food produce. There are a number of ĎFarmersí Marketsí that are extremely popular, attracting shoppers keen to buy local and specialist foods. Markets are listed alphabetically.

For an overview of London market locations, view our London markets map...

Antiquarius
Kings Road, London SW3
Covered Market, known for antique clothing.
Monday to Saturday (10 am to 6 pm)
Tube: Sloane Square

Berwick Street Market
Berwick Street, London W1
Mainly fruit and vegetables (plus bread and cheese) also clothes and household goods.
Monday to Saturday (8 am to 5 pm)
Tube: Picadilly Circus & Leicester Square

Borough Market
Borough High Street, London SE1
Set out under the railway arches, selling fresh and specialist produce – vegetables, fruit, honey and tea etc; also wine, cheese, meat and seasonal seafood.
Thursdays (11 am to 5 pm)
Fridays (12 noon to 6 pm)
Saturdays (9 am to 4 pm) (with Farmers’ Market – Organic Produce)
Tube and Rail: London Bridge
Nearby is the new Maltby Street Food Market - small shops under the arches at Bermondsey selling quality specialist foods
More information on Borough Market...

Brick Lane Market
Brick Lane, Sclater St and Cheshire St, London E1
One of the most famous East End Markets, with stalls stretching the length of Brick Lane, selling general produce – fruit and vegetables, clothes and household goods. There are some excellent shops in the surrounding Spitalfields area and many good restaurants serving authentic Bangladeshi food.
Sundays only (early morning until 2 pm)
Tube and Rail: Liverpool Street and Shoreditch
View exact Brick Lane location on our local East London map

Brixton Market
Atlantic Road, London SW9
Famous for the two arcades – Electric Avenue and Market Row.
This is an enormous south London general street market selling fruit and vegetables, clothing, household goods, CDs etc.; specialises in Caribbean & African foods as well as African & Asian textiles.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday (9 am to 5.30 pm)
Wednesday (9 am to 1 pm)
Tube: Brixton Station

Camden Lock
Camden High Street, NW1
(main market on Sunday)
Set beside the Regent’s Canal, well known for antiques, health foods, clothes, household furnishings and fashion accessories. There are a number of different markets including Market Hall and West Yard (good for buying special gifts).
Monday to Friday (10 am to 6 pm)
Saturday and Sunday (9 am to 6 pm)
Tube: Camden Town and Chalk Farm

Chapel Market
Chapel Street (off Upper Street), Islington N1
General market selling fruit, vegetables and fish; also clothes, household goods and furnishings.
Tuesday to Sunday (9 am to 6 pm)
Tube: Angel & Holloway Road

Columbia Road Flower Market
Columbia Road, London E2
Between the City of London and London’s East End, Columbia Road market is a thriving, bustling, Sunday morning flower market – held throughout the year (the only exception – when Christmas day falls on a Sunday).
Sundays only (8 am to 2 pm)
Tube: Shoreditch
More information on Columbia Road...
Interactive map of Columbia Road Market...
View Columbia Road market location on our local East London map


Covent Garden - Jubilee Market
The Piazza, Covent Garden, London WC2
Covered market
Monday – Antiques (5 am to 4 pm)
Tuesday to Friday – General Goods (10 am to 5 pm)
Saturday and Sunday – Crafts (10 am to 5 pm)
Restaurants, cafes, bars and shops in surrounding area.
Tube: Covent Garden and Leicester Square

Exmouth Market
Exmouth Market, London EC1
Weekly street market specialising in artisanal foods, food delicacies, and clothes and accessories by new wave designer / makers. This exciting relatively new market is now trading on -
Friday (11 am to 6 pm)
Saturday (9 am to 4 pm)
Tube: Angel
More on Exmouth Market...
Interactive Map of Exmouth Market...

Maltby Street and Druid Street
Not actually a market as such - more of a foodie destination, artisan food producers (many of them well known from the best food markets in the capital) open their warehouses in the heart of Bermondsey every Saturday and set up trestle tables outside, filled with wonderful produce.
Saturday 10.00 - 15.00

Venn Street Market  - Clapham Market
Situated at Clapham Common, this new artisan food market is now a weekly affair on Saturdays 10.00 - 16.00 - due to local demand!
Artisanal foods, plants and craft stalls

Discover London's food markets, pick up some traditionally made cider
Discover London's many open air food markets - pick up specialities such as traditional English cider Food markets such as London's Borough Market are a must for all gourmets
Wonderful cheeses, vegetables and breads at the mesmerising Borough Market The weekend is always a great time to visit Lonodn's markets - the large number of shoppers ensures a great atmosphere
There is a particularly vibrant atmosphere at London's markets at weekends - when Londoners join tourists in browsing their favourite stalls! Sunday mornings only - visit the Columbia Road flower market, East London
Spend a pleasurable Sunday morning visiting Columbia Road's spectacular Flower Market in East London London has many riverside cafes and restaurants - especially around waterside markets such as Camden Lock market
Don't forget to take a break - try one of London's many riverside cafes and restaurants

More London markets - in Gabriel's Wharf, Greenwich and Leadenhall
London markets - lots to explore in areas such as Greenwich
Lots of little streets to explore in and around London's markets

Gabrielís Wharf
56 Upper Ground, London SE1
New speciality businesses selling contemporary fashion and jewellery.
Shops and studios open Tuesday to Sunday (11 am to 6 pm)
Cafes, restaurants and bars open Ďtil late
Tube: Blackfriars, Southwark, Waterloo, Embankment
Rail: Blackfriars, Waterloo East, Waterloo or Charing Cross

Greenwich Covered Crafts Market
Greenwich Market, London SE10
Wonderful historic covered market in the centre of maritime Greenwich with cafes, bars, restaurants and pubs in the surrounding streets.
Thursday and Friday (7.30 am to 5.30 pm) - Antiques & Collectables, Arts & Crafts Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holidays (9.30 to 5.30) - Arts & Crafts, Food Court
Tube: Canary Wharf (then DLR)
DLR (Docklands Light Railway): Cutty Sark for Maritime Greenwich or Greenwich Station
Rail: Greenwich Station
Lots more information on our Greenwich Guide...

Leadenhall Market
Wittington Avenue, EC3
Food market held in the delightful, historic setting of the city of London with good cafes and restaurants.
Monday to Friday (8 am to 3 pm)
Tube: Bank



The variety of London's markets is probably the best in Europe
Most London markets are accessible by public transport
Take the bus - London markets are generally accessible by public transport

Leather Lane
Leather Lane, London EC1
Close to Hatton Garden (perhaps Londonís centre for the jewellery and diamond trade), the historic Leather Lane market sells food, clothes & accessories and general goods. There are very good cafes and restaurants in the surrounding area.
Monday to Friday (9 am to 3 pm)
Tube: Chancery Lane and Farringdon
Rail: Farringdon

Marylebone Farmersí Market
Cramer Street, London W1(off Marylebone High Street)
Delightful market selling local farm produce (including organic and free range). Set in the heart of Marylebone Village with shops, cafes and restaurants in surrounding streets.
Sunday (10 am to 2 pm)
Tube: Baker Street and Bond Street
Lots more information on our Marylebone Guide...

Merton Abbey Mills Market
Watermill Way, London SW19
Arts and crafts, jewellery, antiques and furniture; also Farmersí Market
Saturday & Sunday and Bank Holidays (10 am to 5 pm)
Tube: Colliers Wood and South Wimbledon

New Caledonian (Bermondsey) Market
Bermondsey Square,Tower Bridge Road, London SE1
Antiques Market
Friday mornings (5 am to 12 noon)
Tube and Rail: London Bridge (walk or bus to market)



Old Spitalfield's Market
Spitalfields - one of London's oldest markets - East London
Spitalfields - one of London's oldest markets , dating from 1682

Old Spitalfields Market
Old Spitalfields Market, 65 Brushfield Sreet, LondonE1
The market dates from 1682 and Today is home to over 30 independent traders,  a plethora of bohemian businesses such as fashion, interiors, design, food and the arts. The surrounding Spitalfields area is vibrant and packed with cafes, restaurants, bars and galleries.
Old Spitalfields Market shops open 7 days a week.
Market traders operate Thursday, Friday and Sunday.
For Thursday Friday stall pitches please contact Eric Graham on 020 7247 8556
Tube and Rail: Liverpool Street
Lots more information on our Spitalfields Guide...
Interactive Map of Spitalfields



Petticoat Lane and Portobello - probably London's most famous
Petticoat Lane and Portobello - among the best known of the London markets
Petticoat Lane in East London and Portobello in Notting Hill - among the best known of the London markets

Petticoat Lane
Middlesex Street (plus Wentworth Street), London EC1
One of the orignal East London street markets selling fruit and vegetables, clothes, household and general goods.
Monday to Friday in Wentworth Street (9 am to 2 pm)
Sunday in Middlesex Street (and side streets) (9 am to 2 pm)
Tube: Liverpool Street and Aldgate
Rail: Liverpool Street
View exact Petticoat Lane location on our local East London Map...

Portobello Market
Portobello Market, Portobello Road, London W1
The Saturday market seems to date from about 1870 when the streets would throng with jubilant crowds. Over the years, the stall holders were keen to extend the trading days and by 1927 the street traders were granted licences to trade from Monday to Saturday.
Today, the market is renowned world-wide and the stalls line the length of Portobello Road. The southern end (near to Notting Hill Gate tube station) has antiques and bric-a-brac stalls; the middle specialises in good food stalls - mainly fruit and vegetables and the northern end sells second hand clothing etc.
Antiques Market - Saturday (4am to 6pm)
General Market - Monday to Wednesday (8am to 6pm), Thursday (9am to 1pm), Friday & Saturday (7am to 7pm)
Organic Produce - Thursday (11am to 6pm)
Clothes & Bric-a-Brac - Friday (7am to 4pm),  Saturday (8am to 5pm), Sunday (9am to 4pm)
Tube: Notting Hill Gate and Ladbroke Grove
More information onPortobello Market...
Lots more info on Portobello Village shops...
Interactive Portobello Village map...



Illustrated Maps of London's markets and shops

View our illustrated map of Londonís markets and plan you own tour

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Visit our interactive shopping map to Londonís villages Ė and discover great shops to browse along the way.

 


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