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The best markets in London. The essentials and the most famous

One of the reasons you might want to come to spend a few days in Londonis to buy everything and at a good price in the The best markets in LondonSo today we’re going to tell you which are the most famous (and some lesser known) so you don’t go home empty-handed 😄.

The best markets in London

From the oldest to the most modern, discover the best markets in London. best markets in town are a good plan. Read on and rate them all, we assure you that they will not leave you indifferent.

Camden Market

In the famous area of ​​Camden Town, to the north of the city, you will find Camden Market. Camden Marketmaybe one of London’s most famous markets.

Formed in turn by 2 other markets which joined in 2014, it is open every day of the week, although… Sunday is the busiest day of the week.

Besides the markets, don’t miss Camden High Street and its shops with facades that will leave you speechless.

Camden Lock Market

Opened in 1974 with 16 stalls on the banks of the Regent’s Canal, it became Camden Lock’s first market. one of London’s premier craft and antique markets..

It receives millions of visitors each year, making it one of the most visited places in the world. London must-sees.

Besides the sale of books, clothing, handcrafted jewelry and artifacts from bygone erasYou will find food stalls from different countries around the world.

market in camden

Stables market

If you are a lover of all things retro and vintagethis market, located in an old stable where there was a hospital for horses, is the ideal place for you 😉.

It is located next to the Camden Lock Market and in its over 500 stalls and shops you can buy… alternative and vintage clothing, furniture, decoration and all kinds of second-hand items..

the stables market at camden market

If you want to see all the markets in this area, including some of its most famous pubs, we recommend this one. free guided tour in English.

Camden Town Free Tour

Portobello Market

If you walk around Notting Hill with the idea of ​​seeing its market, you won’t be disappointed. famous colorful houseswe advise you to also visit one of the the best and most famous markets in London which is held on Fridays and Saturdays at Portobello Road.

In the Portobello Marketyou will see antique shops and stalls which are mixed with others of typical London souvenirs and as you go along you will also find fruit, vegetable and food vendors.

portobello market

At the end of Portobello Road there is a space where you can buy clothes of all kinds and, opposite, several clothing stores. food trucks to have a bite to eat.

ADVICE: Do you want to know all the ins and outs of the Portobello neighborhood and market? accompanied by a guide? In this free tour in english they will tell you everything.

Free tour of Notting Hill

Covent Garden Market

In central London, not far from Piccadilly Circus, you will find Covent Garden Market. Covent Garden Market which was opened in 1654, making it one of the most important markets in the city of Covent Garden. of London’s oldest and best-known markets..

Even today they are sold fruits and vegetables on their stallslocated a few steps from the commercial area.

covent garden market

The district of Covent Garden offers many other things to see than the market. to visit the whole district without missing anything., is to take this guided tour in English.

Borough Market

Very close to London Bridge, you have Borough Marketa particular market with a covered area dedicated to the sale of food products. fruits, vegetables and spices, among other products. and the other, outdoors, with a wide range of products. food stalls.

Borough fruit and vegetable market

TIP: Part of the market is under the train tracks and train tracks. is open from Monday to Saturday.

Leadenhall Market

In the heart of London’s financial district, hidden among modern buildings, you can visit one of London’s most important markets. of the largest and most beautiful markets in London: THE Leadenhall Market that just by entering it, you will have the impression of having traveled back in time.

It is one of the oldest markets in London since it opened its doors in the 14th century and is located in the center of ancient Roman London.

Opened as a market for meat, poultry and game, it is now full of shops, a few restaurants and pubsbut already for its magnificent and spectacular building alone, it is worth a visit..

leadenhall market in the city of london

TIPS: If you like London and Harry Potteryou’ll remember this market was in the first movie when Hagrid takes Harry to the Leaky Cauldron.

Old Spitalfields Market

In east London you have this indoor market, which is one of the biggest in the city. the best and biggest in townFounded as a fruit and vegetable market.

Today you can find boutiques and stalls of independent traders where you can buy handicrafts, clothing, decorative items and paintings. and many other things, without forgetting the stands of good food.

spitalfields market in london

The market open all week and so you can see everything you will find in this big market, we leave you their website.

Brick Lane Market

Not far from Spitalfields Market is Brick Lane, where. every Saturday and Sunday you can visit the Brick Lane Marketin which, with the exception of organic fruits and vegetablesyou can find all kinds of accessories, second-hand items and vintage clothing.

vintage clothing store in brick lane

If you visit Brick Lane Market and you want to make lunch stopis the ideal place, because you will find there many street food stalls from different countries along the street and for dessert, what could be better than a good bagel from Beigel Bake that open 24 hours.😋

brick lane beige

TIPS: After visiting the market, lose yourself in its streets and alleys. discover authentic works of street art.

Columbia Road Flower Market

At the corner of Columbia Road and Sunday only until 3 p.m. you can enjoy the London’s best flower market.

He not only sells local plantsbut also imported from various countries around the world, flowers, bulbs and seeds, as well as gardening accessories.

In addition to the market, you will find in the street 60 businesses such as cafes, pubs, pastry shops, art galleries, antique shops, gardens, among others.

ADVICE: Some of these stores are open all week.

Map of the best markets in London

On this map you can see the exact location of each of the markets which we recommend you visit in London.

The best markets in London. How to get there

To give you easy access to all of London’s best markets London MarketsHere are the names of subway stations closest to each of them.

  • Camden Market: Camden Town station.
  • Portobello Road Market: Notting Hill Gate Station.
  • Covent Garden Market: Covent Garden station.
  • Borough Market: London Bridge station.
  • Leadenhall Market: Station of monuments.
  • Old Spitalfields Market: Liverpool Street Station.
  • Brick Lane Market: Station Aldgate East.
  • Columbia Road Flower Market: Shoreditch High Street station.

We hope that after taking a look at the The best markets in LondonIf you have any doubts about what to buy, leave us a comment and we’ll get back to you in no time 😄.

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