beautiful markets in London

The most beautiful markets in London

London markets sell everything, they are open in both summer and winter, they are always crowded and without a shadow of a doubt you can get good deals here. I have drawn up a list of what I think are the best markets in the city.

Borough Market

Borough Market is the infamous market for food from all over the world. It’s fantastic, a paradise of smells and flavours, you can find everything from classic to organic food.

There is something for everyone in the true sense of the word. The costs are not exactly marketable, obviously these products are quite expensive but if you cannot do without Italian cheese, raw ham or speck you will be sure to find them here.

The best day to go to Borough market is on Sunday, have a beer at Market Porter after your shopping and get ready for a crowded market.
The closest subway is London Bridge.

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Camden Town Market

Camden Market is the market for Vintage, punks and alternative things such as clothes and techno objects. Big and fun here you can eat Chinese, Thai or Mexican take away food, you can buy clothes from the 1920s and you can negotiate the price. Prepare to find yourself walking among punks and alternative people.
In Camden you will see people who are a little different from the norm.
The closest subway is Camden Town.

camden town

Portobello Road Market

Portobello Road Market is another of London’s historic and famous markets. Here you can buy clothes, fruit or antiques. Famous for the flea market.
The antique shops are open every day but Saturday is the right day to visit this market, in fact on this day of the week the streets are crowded with tourists and stalls.
Prices might seem a little high but you can negotiate. The market is closed on Thursday afternoon and Sunday. The closest subways are Notting Hill Gate o Westbourne Park.

Covent Garden Market

Covent Garden Market, perhaps with Camden Market, is the one that attracts the greatest number of tourists, because it is very central and because it is actually characteristic and looks like a small village in the center of the city.

Here too you can find everything from clothes to jewelery and various gifts. The market is a few minutes walking from Trafalgar Square therefore easy to reach. You could find yourself there without intending to.
The least famous Jubilee Market, just behind the main market, is less touristy and you can get better deals. There is always street entertainment here and many artists that will capture your attention. Beautiful on a sunny day.
The closest subway is Covent Garden.

Spitalfields Market

An authentic and less touristy market than Covent Garden where you can find everything: clothes, paintings, objects, food. Very crowded on Sunday and closed on Monday and Saturday.
This market is not much visited by tourists which means that the prices are lower and therefore you can get good deals.
The market is really large and you could spend an entire morning there getting lost in the numerous streets.
The closest subway is Liverpool Street.

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