4 London Markets I Like To Visit More Than Once
One thing I love about London? Its markets, for sure. There are who knows how many different markets in this 8 million people metropolis and each of them is unique. I thought it a good idea to start with a small selection of different markets that I personally like a lot and would always visit again. Get your pens out and start writing your London To-Do list.
Portobello Road Market
Perfect for: Bargain vintage hunters and antique enthusiasts (who love a good flower bouquet and some sweet goodness).
Portobello Market is renowned, pretty much because of the movie Notting Hill. The long road running through London’s colorful part Notting Hill is filled with little stalls, street artists, and people who like a good bargain when it comes to vintage and craft. It is the world’s largest antique market. No wonder people from everywhere visit Portobello to take home a little piece of vintage London town. This market is one of my favorite ones and certainly a little treasure box. Even if you don’t plan to buy anything, you will always stumble upon something you’ll take home.
Perfect for: Foodies and those who want to offer their taste buds the best.
Borough Market is one of London’s most famous markets, located nearby London Bridge Station and a must for all those food lovers out there. Fresh local produce, different kinds of food from typical in different countries and many opportunities to try - here and there - for free. Usually, Borough Market is packed (it doesn’t seem like it in the first picture but trust me). This is the perfect food market, no doubt about it, I have visited several times - not for the last time.
Lewisham Street Food Night Market
Perfect for: Those of you who are seeking drinks, dance and tasty street food from different countries (e.g. Italy, the Caribbean).
Lewisham Street Food Night Market might as well be my favorite. It’s local, it’s hip, it’s edgy and very diverse. It’s the perfect spot to spend a night on a summer weekend with friends. Grab a tasty Mojito, try one of the Caribbean dishes and dance the night away to reggae beats. There’s also barely a way around meeting new people. Great vibes. I’ve been there a couple times last year and the real, carefree summer feel certainly kicked in. So-called Model Market has been an abandoned space in the heart of Lewisham, southeast London, and was transformed by Street Feast to this vibrant night market. A must!
Camden Stables Market
Perfect for: Antiquarian, clothes, accessories and unique furniture hunters.
In former times, this used to be a horse hospital; today, this is one of the greatest, vibrant and diverse markets in London. You find everything the heart desires: jewelry, clothing, unique antique items and even furniture. And if you get hungry in-between shopping sessions, you can choose from many food stalls. Roam, explore and go on a treasure hunt at Camden Stables Market. The perfect spot to spend a few hours on the weekend.
Have you been to one of these markets before? Which one do you prefer or is a completely different market your favorite? Why?