22 October

Date: Wed 08 Aug 2018

Best Markets to Visit in London

Explore different cultures in these landmark markets!

London embraces its range of nationalities through its variety of foods. If you enjoy tasting different foods or discovering unusual clothes, accessories or souvenirs, these markets would be a worthwhile trip to explore.

©GreenwichMarketLondon

©GreenwichMarketLondon

Greenwich Market

Perfect for: art & antique lovers

With the Old Royal Naval College within its reach (home to the University of Greenwich), this market offers historic surroundings. Not to mention the Maritime Museum and the Greenwich Observatory, which adds richness to this renowned town. Greenwich Market is more compact than the other markets mentioned however it still has much to offer. For those who would classify as feminine and love jewellery, there is lots to see. Within this market, stands a vintage clothing store named '360 Degrees Vintage' which provides classic dresses of the 1900’s to the 1980's (open Thursday to Sunday).

Nearest station: Cutty Sark for Maritime Greenwich
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday and Bank Holidays 10 am to 5.30 pm
Entrance fee: Free

Location: South London

Official Greenwich Market Site


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©AdobeStock/BoroughMarket

Borough Market

Perfect for: food lovers

From savoury to dinner feasts, this market offers a collection of the different foods that you typically eat over the course of the day. Whether you want to purchase vegetables that are extraordinary of its kind, gaze with such wonder at gigantic cheese or relish a classic Chinese or Indian takeaway, Borough Market will unveil its array of foods that will surpass your expectations.

Nearest station: Borough or London Bridge
Opening hours: Monday to Thursday 10 am - 5 pm, Friday 10 am to 6 pm and Saturday 8 am to 5 pm
Observe tip: Ideally visit Wednesday - Saturday when the full market is on
Entrance fee: Free

Location: South London

Official Borough Market Site


©OldSpitalfieldsMarket

©OldSpitalfieldsMarket

Old Spitalfields Market

Perfect for: clothes lovers

For all you women who love clothes and accessories, this market will satisfy your desires. It also presents antique souvenirs for those of you that love car-boot sales. If you are of an artistic nature, you will excite over its time-honoured portraits on offer. When you have browsed to your heart's content, you can simply dine at one of the cuisines in the market.

Nearest station: Liverpool Street
Opening hours: Monday to Friday 10 am to 8 pm, Saturday 10 am to 6 pm and Sunday 10 am to 5 pm
Entrance fee: Free

Location: East London

Official Old Spitalfields Site


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