Borough Market

Open from Wednesdays to Saturdays, Borough Market is one of the largest and oldest food markets in London. There are a large number of independent vendors providing visitors innumerable options and a fun, bustling environment. Incidentally, the market also operates as a wholesale food market each weekday from 2 am to 8 am. Website

Ledenhall Market

Open on weekdays only, Ledenhall market is one of the oldest markets in London dating back to the 14th century. It is an indoor market located in the financial district with a beautiful interior and it houses a variety of stalls including fresh food, cheese, butchery and flowers. It is certainly one of the most sophisticated and upscale markets in town and well worth a stroll through if you’re in the area. Website

Maltby Street Market
Maltby Street Market

Maltby Street Market

Maltby Street Market at the Ropewalk, housed between Maltby Street and Millstream Road, is a secluded area where you’d otherwise expect to find no one. But on Saturdays and Sundays, it’s brimming with people and stalls. There are several shops, pop-up bars, and eateries in addition to vendors selling all kinds of street food and a few artisan products. The offerings are diverse, including a Scotch egg stand, Jewish deli, sweets, German sausages, and Brazilian food. If you’re in the area, it’s worth a look. You’ll be surprised at how lively this spot becomes! Website

Portobello Road Market

Open daily, though busiest on Fridays and Saturdays, this market near Notting Hill has the largest antiques section of any in England in addition to a few other vendors selling fruit & veg, clothing, and second hand goods. The market is on a street filled with restaurants and cafes, so you have a food or drink break as you browse. Website

Southbank Food Market

A year-round food market open Friday – Sunday from midday to 8 pm (6 pm Sundays). There’s a great range of street food, produce, and beverages. Website

Spitalfields Market (1)
Spitalfields Market

Spitalfields Market

Open daily, Old Spitalfields Market is a covered market with a variety of stalls including art, contemporary and vintage fashion, music, toys, jewelry, accessories, home interiors, etc. Many consider this to be the best market in London, and we may have to agree. The sheer number of vendors and the unique goods they sell on a daily basis are spectacularly fun to walk through. There are also a number of food vendors offering a diverse range of cuisines.

The market is surrounded by independently owned shops, cafes, bars, and fine dining restaurants. Throughout the year, pop-up events are held such as live music and free dance lessons, so you might be lucky enough to catch one of these during your visit. Website

Sunday Up Market

Established over 10 years ago, the Sunday Upmarket houses more than 140 traders selling art, music, fashion, accessories, food, and baked goods. It is open on Sundays only and is held inside the Old Truman Brewery adjacent to Brick Lane. The diversity of foods offered here is unmatchable and it’s a great place to try unique cuisines for much cheaper than restaurant fare. Website