London is famous for its many vibrant and bustling markets, where you can uncover some hidden gems, and discover another side to the city. So, here we give a quick guide to some of London’s best and most iconic markets, that are a real treat for visitors to the city.
One of London’s oldest and most iconic markets is the unrivalled Borough Market, which is undoubtedly one of the best food destinations in the city. Offering a vast array of delectable delights, Borough Market is home to a fantastic range of some of the best British and international produce available. As such, Borough Market is a haven for food lovers – so if food is your thing, make sure you pay it a visit. A handy tip is to try arriving as early as possible, especially at weekends (the market opens around 8 am) so you can beat the hungry crowds.
Brick Lane Market has grown significantly in recent years and is a place that has a real buzz about it. The market offers an eclectic mix of different stalls where you can find almost anything. Indeed, the stalls here offer all sorts of weird and wonderful products, as well as some great vintage pieces. Brick Lane Market is also a great place for a bargain and is handily located near a number of great food stops, such as Brick Lane’s infamous curry houses.
Covent Garden Market is a great place to find some amazing hidden gems and is, in many respects, a London institution, offering an array of crafts, gifts and much, much more.
Portobello Road Market
Portobello Road has been home to a thriving market since the 1800′s and these days the market here is more popular than ever. Home to numerous stalls offering a wide variety of items from fruit and veg, to antiques and vintage fashion, Portobello is a real experience and a must-see for visitors to the city.
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