1 – Columbia Road Market
Considered to be one of London’s most beautiful and traditional flower market, Columbia Road Market overflows with bucketfuls of beautiful flowers every Sunday. You can find a huge variety of plants, flowers, garden fittings and gardening equipment at very reasonable prices. Also, Columbia Road contains 60 independent shops, including small art galleries, cupcake shops, vintage clothes stores, garden and antique shops, and English and Italian delis.
2 – Brick Lane Market
Brick Lane Market is a very large East End market with street stalls selling mostly antiques and clothes at bargain prices and trust me, the prices get very cheap! Apart of that, the market consists of many stalls and standings selling food from all over the world. It’s an huge multicultural food market. The markets are open at the Old Truman Brewery on Brick Lane on Saturday between 11am-6pm and Sunday from 10am-5pm, except the Sunday UpMarket which is just on Sunday and the Vintage Market which is also open on Thursday and Friday.
3 – Notting Hill Market
Portobello Road had its opening in the 1800s but became quite famous for its antiques in the 1950s. The market contains stalls offering everything from fruit and bread to posters, clothes, ceramics and music. Easily accessible from Notting Hill Gate, Ladbroke Grove and Westbourne Park tube station and by bus routes servicing Ladbroke Grove and Notting Hill Gate. Main market days are Friday and Saturday with a smaller market running Monday to Thursday. It’s surely an exciting day out for all the family and friends.
4 – Borough Market
Borough Market’s high quality food market contains more than 100 stalls and stands. Producers from all over the country bring a range of fresh produce to the market which includes vegetables, cheeses, breads, coffees, fish, meats cakes and patisseries. The market opens from Monday to Saturday. The full market works from Wednesday to Saturday. On Mondays and Tuesdays, shoppers can find hot food traders, and fruit and vegetable stalls.
5 – Covent Garden Market
Covent Garden is very famous for having little markets running throughout the week there. The Apple Market is located in the North Hall of the Marketing Building. There you can find British made crafts, jewellery, leather goods and more. The East Colonnade Market which opens every day of the week has a variety of stalls selling products such as handmade soap, jewellery, handbags, hand-knitted children’s clothing, a magician’s stall, sweets, artwork and homeware. In addition, the South Piazza and the Jubilee Market changes its wares daily. On Mondays, the market is dedicated to antiques. From Tuesday to Friday, a general market operates with traders selling clothes and household goods. At weekends, the market offers arts and crafts.