Market Special: My Top 5 London Markets

Being a lover of local produce, street food and community vibe, one of my favourite things to do when I am travelling to a new place is to check out the markets.

I went to London a few weeks ago, prior to heading to Iceland on a hiking trip (more on that later) and went to visit a few of it’s finest.

So, “lettuce in on the secret,” you say? (Ok, bad pun). Here a my top five, each with different drawcards. Just click on the titles for more information.

1. Borough Market

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Where: 4.8 Southwark St, London SE1 1TL

Opening Times: Mondays to Saturdays 10am-5pm (although there are only limited stalls that trade on Mondays and Tuesdays)

Highlights: The fresh produce and food products from local producers.

 

2.  Brick Lane Market

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Where: Brick Lane, E1, London (East London)

Opening Times: 10am to 5pm, every Sunday

Highlights: The vintage fashion and unique art and design, but you can get some great street food and a great bearded hipster-brewed coffee.

 

3. Camden Lock Market

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Where: Camden Lock Pl, London NW1 8AF, United Kingdom

Opening Times: 10am- 6pm daily, although weekends have all traders open (some traders stay open later)

Highlights: There is so much great street food to try! But, there is a myriad of fashion and other general items to check out as well, if buying gifts and local wares is more your thing.

 

4. Columbia Road Flower Market

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Where: Columbia Road, in the East End, London (on the edge of Shoreditch)

Opening Times: 8am to approximately 3pm, every Sunday

Highlights: Obviously the flowers (and so many beautiful kinds)! However to keep you entertained,  the street is also lined with boutique shops, cafes and street performers.

 

5. Jubilee Market, Convent Garden

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Where: 1 Tavistock St, London WC2E 8BD, London

Opening Times:

MONDAYS (Antiques and Collectables) 5am-5pm

TUESDAY TO FRIDAY (General Market) 10:30am-7pm

WEEKEND (Arts & Crafts) 10am – 6pm

Highlights: Mondays are definitely a highlight for Bargain Hunt enthusiasts who can pick up a great antique at a good price.  Of course the other days of the week have plenty to offer in the way of arts, crafts, souvenirs and other general items.

 

 

 

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