Markets spread all across London, each one offering their own unique market experience. You can spend an entire day jumping around town, eating, drinking, and shopping your way through London’s market scene. For those thinking about or already making the trip to London, make sure to hit up one or all of these markets.
Here is your complete guide to my favorite London Markets!
– Borough Market –
Come here for: Lunchtime: eating and drinking
Everyday people of all types flock to London’s Borough Market for a grand feast, especially the brunch and lunch crowd. You can come here everyday to indulge in a variety of food and bubbles (aka Champagne). Walk around eating and drinking all the goodies until you hate yourself. Repeat!
– Camden Market –
Neighborhood: Camden Town
Come here for: Shopping, brunch, and nightlife
Camden is one of my favorite neighborhoods in London, so it comes as no surprise that Camden Market is also one of my favorite markets. Unlike Borough Market which is predominately food, Camden Market offers a wide range of local food vendors, shopping, and even a nightclub.
Come to Camden Market for morning breakfast at Cereal Killer, a restaurant serving bowls of any cereal you can imagine. Spend the afternoon strolling through all the boutique clothing and art vendors, then dance the night away at Proud Wonderland.
As if this place could not impress me more, they have an Alice in Wonderland inspired bar high above overlooking the entire market.
– Stables Market –
Neighborhood: Camden Town
Come here for: Shopping locally made goods at low prices
Stables Market is inner-connected with Camden Market but still has a different feel. You will know exactly when you have left Camden Market and entered Stables Market. The name is exactly what you think it is. These were horse stables turned into a market now filled with local vendors. As you walk down narrow paths, you will predominately find handmade clothing, home decor, and jewelry at greatly discounted prices. Hopefully you have plenty of extra space in your luggage.
– Leadenhall Market –
Neighborhood: City of London
Come here for: Lunchtime and happy hour
For all you Harry Potter fans out there, Leadenhall Market is the place they filmed Diagon Alley. If that is not enough reason to visit then I don’t know what is. Maybe it is the beautiful infrastructure, or the loads of boutique shops and pubs along the path.
Leadenhall Market is without a doubt the most beautiful of all the markets and quite the hidden gem.
– Apple Market –
Neighborhood: Covent Garden
Come here for: Lunch and shopping at brand name retail shops
Covent Garden Apple Market is a great place to come for people watching. Right in the center is a large square filled with street performers. You can choose to walk in further for more eateries, local street artists, and brand name retail shops. If not, park it at Laduree for some champagne, macaroons, and people watching. For all you burger lovers, there is also a Shake Shack located here. Yummm!
Where are your favorite markets located? Share in the comments below!