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Top 16 Markets in London

There are plethora of markets in London, you will be spoilt for choice. From food markets, weekend Sunday markets, antiques, flower market to the iconic borough market and eccentric quirky Camden market, there is something for everyone.  

Here are 16 of the top markets in London you need to visit: 

 

1Eataly Market 

The world’s largest Italian food market is surprisingly not in Italy but in London. Eataly is the newest addition to the London’s market list. This indoor market spreads across 2 floors with 3 restaurants and bars, 6 eateries and over 5,000 Italian products to buy. Take a trip through Eataly market where you’ll find regional ingredients and an amazing variety of both Italian and local products perfect for you to take home.

 

The choice is endless here, from best Italian cured meats & cheeses, fresh pasta made in-house every day, freshest catch from the fishmonger, handmade bread and focaccia baked daily, fresh Italian handcrafted pastries, cakes and sweets but our favourite is the Il Caseificio, where experts transform local milk sourced from Devon into light, flavourful cheese from fresh mozzarella to stracciatella right before your eyes. 

 

 

When is Eataly Market open: 

7 days a week 

www.eataly.co.uk

 

 

2Seven Dial Market

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Seven Dials Market by created by KERB in 2012 to bring together ambitious and talented street food trader. It brings the local and independent food and drink trader all under one stylish and trendy roof.

Banana warehouse is the place to be to indulge in some delicious street food, it certainly is the belly of the beast with glass roofed and fringed by a huge Douglas fir-slatted gallery. Head upstairs for glorious pink terrazzo countertop cafes, stool seating and barrel vault brick arches; downstairs for steel-fronted food & drink kitchens and communal tables. Or get some exercise on our sweeping staircase if you can’t decide.

It also includes a bookshop and event spaces and is a venue full of infectious energy that you have to experience. There’s also live DJ’s in the market certain day, bookshops, exciting pop ups and much more.

 

When is Seven Dials Market open: 

7 days a week

www.sevendialsmarket.com

 

3Borough Market

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Borough Market is the oldest market in London, dating as far back as 1756 and even today it is one of the most iconic markets in London. Located in the heart of the city underneath the shadows of the Shard, Borough Market is a must visit for some delicious food as well as stocking up on produce. You will find pretty much everything here from top quality meats, fish, local cheese, fruit and veg, fresh-baked bread and so much more.

Explore Borough market’s atmospheric halls and passageways and indulge in some amazing street food from one of the many restaurants, bars and cafe. There is also the Borough Market Kitchen with its own covered alfresco dining space. Borough Market is open 7 days a week, but you’ll find a wider selection of stalls from Thursday to Saturday.

 

When is borough market open:

Open 7 days a week

www.boroughmarket.org.uk

 

 

4Old Spitalfields Market

 

 

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Just minutes from Liverpool Street Station lies the Spitalfields Markets, what used to be tired trader market is now a fun market to visit in London for shopping and food. Open 7 days a week, Spitalfields ‘Traders’ Market is the heart of this market with array of independent stall holders. No two are likely to be the same with new traders and stalls every time with cutting-edge fashion, unique interiors, original artworks and artisan food, each with a story to tell.

Spitalfields Market in London is also a fantastic place to eat. There’s always something new happening and no two experiences are ever the same, with lots of variety to choose from. So much so, you could eat here every day for a month and always try something new and different.

 

When is Spitalfields Market open:

Open 7 days a week

www.spitalfields.co.uk

 

 

5Camden Market

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The best way to describe Camden Market is eccentric and quirky. A collection of 5 smaller markets stretching from Camden town, Regent’s canal to Chalk farm. It is one of the most bustling and lively markets in London, there is something for everyone with over 1000 unique cafes, restaurants, delicious street food stalls serving cuisines from all over the word, boutique shops all with their own charm and uniqueness, artisan wares, fun thrifted furniture, street performers and so much more. 

We recommend visiting them all if time allows, but Camden lock and Camden Stables Market is a must visit. The Camden lock especially is located on the water, you can take a boat ride along the regents canal to London’s Little Venice with the London Waterbus Company. Camden Market Stables is also home to the bronze Amy Winehouse status and also the colourful umbrella street. 

 

Camden Market opening times:

Everyday 10am – late

www.camdenmarket.com

 

 

 

6Brick Lane Market

 

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Brick Lane Market is a Sunday market, although the shops and restaurants are open everyday, on Sunday the streets of Brick lane are lined with stalls clothes, handmade items, household goods, furniture and even street performer and so much more. It’s one of those markets where you don’t know when you will end up buying.

Head to Backyard Market for arts and crafts, for street food Sunday Upmarket is the place to be with 40 of the most eclectic street food traders offering menus as varied as Ethiopian Injera bread to Korean to anything in between. Boiler House Food Hall is also another great place to grab food. Tea room is where you will find quicky and vintage shops.

 

When is brick lane market open:

Sunday Market

 

 

 

7Columbia Road Flower Market

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One of the most popular and must visit Sunday markets in London is the Columbia Road Flower Market. It is one of the only flower markets in London, most of the traders have been here for decades lining the streets of east London with hundreds and hundreds of varieties of flowers and plants. Stroll down the cobblestone street immersed in the scent of cut flowers, herbs, shrubs, and plants. 

If you are hungry, thirsty, or looking to do some shopping, you can duck into one of the over 60 shops, restaurants, and cafes, many of which are open just for the weekends. The best time to arrive for the best of the blooms and to avoid crowds is early – as soon as it opens in the morning. 

 

When is Columbia flower market open:

Sunday from 8am till late afternoon

www.columbiaroad.info

 

 

8Covent Garden Market

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Covent Garden Market is a historic market in London, it has been a landmark since 1980. With both permanent high-end retailers and traditional market traders, there is always something new to be found whether its food or new art installation. Covent Garden Market has come a long way from the original fruit and vegetable market it once was. The famous Apple Market is filled with handmade jewellery, prints, watercolours and beautiful crafts and every Monday, you’ll find one-off antiques and collectables.

East Colonnade Market is located on the east side of Covent Garden’s Market Building and is filled with handmade soaps, sweet treats and jewellery stalls. Also remember to check out the Jubilee Market that offers a wide variety of eclectic arts and crafts stalls, from jewellery and clothing to antiques and general market items.

 

When is Covent garden market open:

Apple Market : Tuesday to Sunday

www.coventgarden.london

 

 

9Canopy Market

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At the heart of King’s Cross in a historic market hall under a Victorian steel and glass roof is the Canopy market. This weekend market is filled with London’s best artisan traders, with farm produce, craft beer, wine, cheese, handmade pasta to vintage jewelry. This market embraces shopping local, sustainable, ethical, handmade, and independent. It is also a great al fresco spot in London.

 

When is Canopy market open: Friday, Saturday & Sunday 

www.canopymarket.co.uk

 

 

 

10Duke of York Market


Duke of York Market in Sloane Square is an open air farmers market showcasing locally sourced produce, meats, artisanal goods. including game, fish, bread, cakes, cupcakes along with an eclectic range of international eating experiences and much more! Curated by Partridges, this Fine Food market takes place every Saturday. It all started in 2005 with just 15 stalls, the Duke of York fine food market today is home to on average of 70 diverse stalls.

 

When is Duke of York market open:

Saturdays

www.dukeofyorksquare.com

 

 

11Greenwich Market

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Greenwich Market is located in a historic 18th century building which is also a World Heritage Site. In the shadows of the popular Cutty Sark and the Royal Observatory, this indoor market offer a wide array of trader. It is impossible not to find something unique and wonderful for yourself or as a gift for the people in your life. They have beauty, crafts, antiques, food, and so much more.

Pay a visit to one of the many ncredible food stalls in the market or restaurants in the area. Now you can even get an Uber boat or Thames riverboat and head back into central London.

 

When is Greenwich Market open:

7 days a week 

10:30am – 5:30pm

www.greenwichmarket.london

 

 

12Southbank Centre Food Market

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One market in London you can always count on whether its summer or winter is the Southbank Food Market. With the London eye and Royal Festival Hall as the backdrop, Southbank Centre Food Market is a must-visit. whether you’re a certified food lover or just peckish there is so much so choose from. If you are a meat lover, there is BBQ and burgers to satisfy your cravings, there also plenty of vegetarian stalls. For those with a sweet tooth, there are dessert trucks galore. Of course, you cannot pass up all the delicious Asian food available at the market. One thing for sure with Southbank market is that you won’t be leaving with an empty stomach. 

 

When is Southbank Market open: 

Friday to Sunday

www.southbankcentre.co.uk

 

 

13Alfies Antique Market 

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Alfies Antique Market in Marylebone is London’s largest indoor antiques and vintage market. Visitors flock from around the world to explore the delights of this four floor art deco style building. Bennie Gray the Founder, said : “For more than 40 years, Alfies Antique Market has attracted serious collectors, interior designers and celebrities to its varied collection of antiques and collectables. To this day people from all over the world come to Alfies to take in its bohemian chic atmosphere and to find something genuine and unique.”

Nearly one hundred dealers occupy four floors, offering everything from antique jewellery, vintage fashion and accessories, art, collectables, interior furnishings, textiles, ceramics, glass and silverware.

 

When is Alfies Antique Market open: 

Tuesday to Saturday

www.alfiesantiques.com

 

 

14Maltby Street Market

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Maltby Street Market is one of London’s newest addition to the collection of Market. Opened in 2010, this market in London’s Bermondsey is a food lover’s dream and has quickly became a popular weekend destination. It maybe smaller than the other markets in London but the picturesque character of the railway arches and decoration encourages and allows for careful curation of unique stalls. It is essentially a hidden gem street food market in London, indulge your inner glutton or maybe find that hangover cure with delicious some street food at Maltby Street Market. 

The concessions in the arches on Ropewalk offers a beyond-the-weekend market experience. With indoor and on-market seating, bookings and longer opening hours it is very popular amongst the locals. 

 

When is Maltby Market open: 

Traders: Saturday & Sunday 

www.maltby.st

 

 

15Portobello Road Market

Portobello Road Market

Located in the heart of Notting Hill, Portobello Road Market is world’s largest antiques market. Portobello is really several markets in one, Saturday being the day when all are in full swing. Then you can experience a mile of hustle, haggle, colour and energy. The feature of Saturdays is the opening of hundreds of antique and specialist shops and stalls. There are some talented and bizarre street performers to be spotted too. Portobello in general has a very nice vibe with charming cafes, restaurants and shops.

 

When is the Portobello Road Market open: 

Monday to Saturday

www.portobelloroad.co.uk

 

 

16Leadenhall Market 

Leadenhall Market dates back to the 14th century and is situated in what was the centre of Roman London and it’s well worth a visit. Originally a meat, poultry and game market, it is now home to a number of boutique retailers, restaurants, cafes, wine bars and an award-winning pubs. If not for the market, visit Leadenhall Market for its grand and iconic building, which has been featured in many films including Part of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. As an airy, covered outdoor space, Leadenhall Market is an ideal place to safely shop and dine. 

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When is Leadenhall Market open: 

The public area is open 24/7 

Retailers opening times vary 

www.leadenhallmarket.co.uk

*Note: Opening hours may vary, please check on the markets website for up to date opening times.