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London UK - London's Best Markets List

 

A visitor's guide to London's Best Markets -

 

London's Monday; Tuesday; Wednesday; Thursday; Friday; Saturday and Sunday Markets - London's Weekend Markets - London's Bank Holiday / Easter - Good Friday / Christmas Markets - London's Art / Antique Markets - London's Fashion and Food Markets.

Acton Market guide - A very culturally diverse market and where many stall holders are still local people. Thursday / Friday / Saturday - Web: www.actonmarket.co.uk - For arts and crafts; clothes and jewellery plus ethnic and more stalls plus great home cooked Spanish paella, octopus salad, curries, spit roast, Aussie pies etc.

Alfies Antique Market guide

Archway Market guide - Sells general goods on Thursdays and goods and food on Saturdays, tends to be less visited by tourists but is used regularly by local residents, is located near Archway Station.

Battersea High Street Market guide Sells food and general goods, tends to be less visited by tourists but is used regularly by local residents, is located in Battersea

Bermondsey Market guide - Located on Tower Bridge Road in Bermondsey, South London, and deals primarily with antiques, originally sold under the rules of market overt (from Marché ouvert, Law French for "open market", or market overt was a medieval English legal concept related to subsequent ownership of stolen goods.In general, the sale of stolen goods does not convey effective title. However under 'marché ouvert', if goods were openly sold in designated markets between sunrise and sunset then the buyer can assume title) Hours: 04.00 - 12.00 (noon) Friday.

Berwick Street Market guide - A small general goods market, tends to be less visited by tourists but is used regularly by local residents, in the heart of Soho, central London.

The Blue is the central Bermondsey market - Market guide - tends to be less visited by tourists but is used regularly by local residents, selling food and cloths, open Monday to Saturday 09.00 to 17.00.

Borough Market guide - Foodie's favourite Borough Market caters to both top chefs and grazing epicures. You'll find cured meats and crème caramel, tapas and fine cheeses – all in a bustling, atmospheric setting.

Brick Lane Market guide - Brick Lane Market is where Eastern promise meets East End chaos. As well as bric-a-brac and fruit and veg, you can now pick up everything from retro furniture to vintage jewellery.

Brixton Arts & Craft Market guide - First Sunday of the month, with a focus on artists and designer/makers. Located in Brixton, South London, tends to be less visited by tourists but is used regularly by local residents.

Brixton Market guide - Sells food, is located in Brixton, South London, tends to be less visited by tourists but is used regularly by local residents.

Broadway Market guide - Broadway Market's status as a promenade for the East End fashion set is legendary – but it's the high-quality fashion, vintage clothing and independent boutiques that excite the rest of us. Get up on a Saturday to explore one of London's most successful local markets, modern revival of ancient market, tends to be less visited by tourists but is used regularly by local Hackney residents (Saturdays).

Camden Market guide -Despite rumours that Camden Market is a shell of its former self – the one-time undisputed centre of London's alternative scene – there are still plenty of delights to be found if you know where to look: from vintage fashion and retro T-shirts to second-hand books and bric-a-brac.

Chapel Market guide - A food and general goods market, tends to be less visited by tourists but is used regularly by local residents, is located in Islington, North London.

Chrisp Street Market guide - A general goods market, tends to be less visited by tourists but is used regularly by local residents is located in Poplar, East London.

Church Street Market guide

Clocktower Market guide - On Greenwich High Road in Greenwich. Might not be as big as the Craft Market but with 50 stalls, selling vintage goods, we like to think that small can be beautiful.

Columbia Road Flower Market guide - With thousands of flowers crammed into one noisy Victorian terraced street, London's Columbia Road Flower Market is a taste of the Old East End. It's also one of the best places in London to pick up blooms and plants and a great way to wake yourself up on a Sunday.

Same area is Columbia Road - Not a market but one of the few streets left in London to be made up of entirely independent shops. An eclectic mix, selling everything from English cheeses, hats, garden pots, vintage clothes, antiques, furniture, cup cakes and bagels to jewellery, sweets and art sit happily next to each other. There’s nowhere better to soak up a bit of atmosphere and pick up presents you wouldn’t find on the high street. As you would expect the area is also well served by pubs, cafés and restaurants. Ryantown Start Space Glitterati Doxi Gallery Lee’s seafood Bob and Blossom Suck and Chew Wild and Wild Open Housen Marcos and Trump Far Idonia Van Der Bijl Fred Bare Bahasa Treacle Supernice Nom Future Vintage Angela Flanders Given and Cerise The Red Mud Hut Pot Luck Vintage Heaven Two Columbia Road Ben Southgate Laxiero Stoned and Plastered Wawa Warren Evans Jones Diary Milagros Franklin Alvarez Flea Pit The Royal Oak Nelson’s Head Elphick’s Nelly Duff Orangerie Columbia Road Gallery Hott and Tottenham Campania - For latest updates check out: www.columbiaroad.info - For directions and other transport enquires go to tfl.com - Columbia Road is situated in London’s East End. The shops were originally built on a watercress field as a Victorian shopping arcade some 150 years ago. The steel and glass towers of the City are just a stone’s throw away, and they form a striking backdrop to the brown brick and slate roofs of this charming street. Much of this part of London escaped bombing during the war, and it retains a Dickensian atmosphere, with cobbled streets, Victorian street lamps and traditional shop fronts. The area is often used as a film set.

Crystal Palace Market guide - Lots of cute little market stalls in Crystal Palace Market

Deptford Market guide - Deals in food and antiques, tends to be less visited by tourists but is used regularly by local residents, is located in Deptford, South East London.

Duke St (Church) Market guide - the 2nd Sat of every month. There's a new small monthly market only selling locally handmade products including jewellery, fashion, furnishings etc

Earlham Street Market guide - Selling T-shirts, clothing and food products, tends to be less visited by tourists but is used regularly by local residents near Seven Dials in Central London.

East Ham Market Hall,Market guide - Is a covered market in East Ham, tends to be less visited by tourists but is used regularly by local residents, off High Street North.

East Romford Market guide . Granted a Charter by King John the Market is still thriving and well worth a visit alongside the busy shopping centre.

East Street Market guide - A market that sells food and other sundry goods, tends to be less visited by tourists but is used regularly by local residents, is located in Walworth, South London.

Exmouth Market guide - Located in Clerkenwell in East London, tends to be less visited by tourists but is used regularly by local residents, sells food (cheeses, bread, patisserie, fruit and vegetables) and crafts on Fridays and Saturdays. It is one of London's newest markets.

Golborne Road Market guide - It's an amazing place to spend some time - great street food, stalls and shops. Only 5 minutes away from the main drag of Portobello and well worth seeking out.

Goodge Place Market guide - Is a small 4-5 stall market catering mainly for office-workers during lunchtime.

Greenwich Market guide - At Greenwich Market you'll find fruit and veg on Wednesday, antiques on Thursday and a mix of craft and fashion by hip new designers at the weekend. Handy for the scenic splendour of Greenwich Park, it's one of the most buzzing markets in London.

Hay's Galleria Market guide - A 7 barrow market with its own resident artist , selling jewellery, souvenirs, touristic apparel and art. Established 1987

Hildreth Street Market guide - Another food and general goods market, tends to be less visited by tourists but is used regularly by local residents, which is located in Balham, South London.

Kingston upon Thames in South West London has two markets. The Kingston Market is open from Monday to Saturday, tends to be less visited by tourists but is used regularly by local residents, and sells food and while the weekly Monday Market sells clothes and household items.

Leather Lane Market guide - Located in Holborn, central London, tends to be less visited by tourists but is used regularly by local residents. Sells clothing, fruit and vegetables, and general goods. Used mainly by office workers during lunchtime.

Lewisham Market guide - Located in Lewisham High Street, South-east London, sells fruit and vegetables, and general goods, tends to be less visited by tourists but is used regularly by local residents.

London Farmers' Markets, South Kensington Market guide - It's small, but on the up and up! Come by and visit!

Lower Marsh Market guide - Sells general goods, tends to be less visited by tourists but is used regularly by local residents and is located adjacent to Waterloo Station, central London.

Merton Abbey Mills Market guide - An arts and crafts market, tends to be less visited by tourists but is used regularly by local residents, which runs every weekend with over 100 market stalls selling jewellery, clothing, art, toys and gifts. It is located on the A24 Merantun Way near Colliers Wood tube station.

North End Road Market guide - A market that sells fruit and vegetables, food and other sundry goods, tends to be less visited by tourists but is used regularly by local residents, is located in Fulham, South-West London.

Northcote Road Market guide - Tends to be less visited by tourists but is used regularly by local residents,located near Clapham Junction, Battersea, South London, sells food and general goods.

Penge East Market guide - Farmers' Market on Saturdays. A small local market.

Petticoat Lane Market guide - Is located on Wentworth Street and Middlesex Street in East London, and sells clothing.

Portobello Road Market guide - Portobello Road Market is crammed with antique dealers, vintage fashion stalls and retro memorabilia., and is located in the Notting Hill area of West London. Hours: Saturday. It may be heaving with tourists, but Portobello Road Market is a London institution.

Queen's Crescent Market guide - Located in Gospel Oak, north London. Sells cheap electrical items, African foods, and cheap clothes, largely tracksuits, hooded tops and trainers.

Queens Road Market guide - Located on Green Street, tends to be less visited by tourists but is used regularly by local residents, in Upton Park in East London is a large market selling a variety of foods from all over the world in particular the Indian sub-continent.

Rathbone Market guide - Located beside the Somerfield in Canning Town, East London, is a small Thursday morning market, tends to be less visited by tourists but is used regularly by local residents, selling textiles and bric-a-brac. It is also open on Good Friday (when it extends up the Barking Road). There are also a few limited stalls on Tuesdays.

Ridley Road Market guide - Is located in Dalston, East London, and sells food (particularly fish) and general goods, tends to be less visited by tourists but is used regularly by local residents.

Roman Road Market guide -

Romford Market guide - Is located in Romford, East London, tends to be less visited by tourists but is used regularly by local residents, selling food and general goods.

St Katharine's Dock Market guide - Friday Street Market in is well worth visiting. There are a dozen or so hot food stalls to choose lunch from hog roast to Moroccan tagine and French crepes. There is also a good range of bread, cheese and other stalls. It's so picturesque and Dickensian - great atmosphere, in amongst the boats.

Shepherds Bush Market guide - A real multicultural market sells food and assorted goods, tends to be less visited by tourists but is used regularly by local residents, located in Shepherd's Bush, West London.

Spitalfields Market guide - The 2003 Norman Foster redesign of Spitalfields Market may have split opinion – and displaced many original stall holders– but there's still plenty here to enjoy. Sundays are when the crowds descend, while on Thursdays you'll find vintage fashion, antiques and space to breathe. Read more.

Strutton Ground Market guide - Located off Victoria Street, SW1, central London, tends to be less visited by tourists but is used regularly by local residents.

Surrey Street Market guide - Has a Royal Charter dating back to 1276 linking it to the Archbishop of Canterbury. It sells vegetables and meat, tends to be less visited by tourists but is used regularly by local residents, as well as a range of other items throughout the week and it is a regularly used film location for TV, film and advertising. Located in Croydon, South London.

Tooting Market guide - In Tooting is a daily market, tends to be less visited by tourists but is used regularly by local residents, selling food as well as a variety of household goods including fabrics, furniture and pets

Sunday UpMarket guide -Is located on Brick Lane within the historic Old Truman Brewery complex in east London near Spitalfields. A newer market focusing on products created by young designers and unusual international foods.

Walthamstow High Street Market guide which rums from St James Station right up to central Walthamstow, East London. It is the longest market in Europe, and sells food, clothing, and assorted goods, tends to be less visited by tourists but is used regularly by local residents. It did take us a couple of hours to get through it.

The Waste is a market - Market guide - Tends to be less visited by tourists but is used regularly by local residents, held every Saturday morning along Kingsland Road, between the old Metropolitan Hospital and Dalston Lane, East London.

Well Street Market guide - In Hackney, East London sells fruit and fresh veg as well as clothing and general goods, tends to be less visited by tourists but is used regularly by local residents.

Wembley Market guide - In Wembley, North London, tends to be less visited by tourists but is used regularly by local residents, sells a wide variety of goods ranging from fruit and vegetables to luggage, fabric and clothes.

Whitecross Street Market guide - Is located off Old Street, EC1. A small street hidden between the LSO,St Luke's and the Barbican offering a wide range of delicious foods to eat during lunchtime.

London's Wholesale markets

These markets have ancient origins and connections with the City of London. Some have moved from their original locations within the city boundaries but most continue to be operated by the City of London Corporation.

Borough Market is located in The Borough, just south of London Bridge. The market was established on London Bridge and is first recorded in 1014. It has been in several locations, but moved to its present site in 1870. It was owned by the City Corporation and was transferred to an independent trust in 1999. It still operates as a wholesale market, but when this closes it sells sundry food items. Hours: Fruit wholesale 04.00 - 08.00 Monday to Friday. Farmers' Market 12 noon - 17.00 Friday, 10.00 - 16.00 Saturday.

Old Billingsgate Market, a fish market, relocated in 1982 to Billingsgate Market, Poplar. The original river facing building is now used as a hospitality and events venue.

Leadenhall Market, a food-centred market, continues to operate with many of the market spaces converted to retail outlets.

Smithfield Market is a meat market that was originally a live cattle market.

Spitalfields Market, a food market which relocated in 1991 to New Spitalfields Market, Leyton. The original market site is still used as a market selling food and general goods and is part of a revival of the surrounding area.

 


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