Although there is something for everyone at all of London’s street markets and food markets, these were my five favorite markets as a student living in London.
1. Borough Market
One of the best food, drink and produce markets I have ever been to. In the time I was in London, I went to this market 3 times. They are open every day except Sunday and it is located near Tower Bridge, the Tower of London and the River Thames. This market has cheese, bread, wine, meats, fresh produce and prepared street food from all over the world. The best part about this market is the generous samples. Go hungry, try everything, you will not be disappointed
2. Camden Market
For the young, eclectic shopper. Camden Market is made up of a few markets right along the canal in Camden Town. Best for its clothing, acessories, souvenirs, and other oddities, Camden also has tons of awesome street food stalls. Peek into Stables market and grab a falafel, curry, or crepe. Open every day, but busiest on the weekends.
3. Portobello Market
For a more relaxed clothing and antique shopping, head over to Portobello Road. It is located in Notting Hill, a quaint and pretty part of London called that is worth taking a walk through. On Saturdays they have their street market chuck full of antiques.
4.Southbank Christmas Market
This market starts around November and is a must see. Located right along the River Thames, it is beautiful during the day, but especially amazing at night. See Big Ben, the Eye, and the skyline lit up behind stalls upon stalls of christmas gifts and seasonal foods and drinks. This market will surely put you in the holiday cheer.
5. Brick Lane’s Sunday UpMarket
Much like the Camden Market, the Sunday UpMarket is eclectic and vibrant. Although it is much less “touristy”. You will not find London souvenirs here, but you will find vintage clothing, antiques, modern fashion and art, and awesome food stalls.