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15 Best Markets in London in 2023 (By a Local)

Perusing the markets in London is one of the best ways to get to know the city. The markets in London are so diverse, which means you’re bound to find one that has what you’re looking for. Whether you’re a foodie looking for unique eats or a vintage fiend on the hunt, I can guarantee you’ll be impressed with London’s market scene.

There are markets scattered across the city, so when you’re planning your trip and deciding where to stay in London, you are pretty much guaranteed to find nearby markets to explore. I’m a London local, and I’ve put together this article to help you navigate London’s market scene, including what each market has to offer, how to get there, and more!

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15 Markets in London

Brick Lane Market

A quirky market filled with London’s best vintage finds.

View of people looking for vintage clothes at the Brick Lane Market
Visitors hunt through vintage steals at the Brick Lane Market (photo: Mo Wu / Shutterstock)

📍 Google Maps | Hours: 10 am – 5 pm Sunday 

As the name entails, this fun Sunday street market is located on Brick Lane, one of the most famous streets in East London.

Between its selection of international street food stalls, hand-crafted goods, and antiques, Brick Lane market has a little something for everyone. Brick lane is particularly well-known for being a great vintage market, where you’ll find a number of unique one-of-a-kind fashion pieces. 

If you feel like having more of a sit-down meal after doing your shopping, Brick Lane is also known for being a part of London that specializes in Indian cuisine, offering several great restaurants to choose from.

In addition to the Sunday street market, The OId Truman Brewery on Brick Lane is home to several markets that run throughout the week.

👉 How to Get There: The nearest tube station is Aldgate East, which is an 8-minute walk away and on the Hammersmith & City line and District line. 

Covent Garden Market

A lively and bustling market in the heart of central London.

A colorful Dolce & Gabbana pop-up in Covent Garden Market
Dolce & Gabbana holiday pop-up in Covent Garden

📍 Google Maps | 🛒 Covent Garden Market Website | Hours: 10 am – 6 pm Monday & Wednesday, 10 am – 7:30 pm Tuesday, Wednesday – Sunday

Arguably the most famous market in London is Covent Garden Market. In general, Covent Garden is a great shopping and entertainment district in the heart of central London. This area really has it all – a great selection of shops, restaurants, and of course, market stalls.

When you step inside, you’ll see a large sign for Apple Market, which got its name from previously being a world-famous produce market. Apple Market is now home to market traders selling homemade goods including artwork, jewelry, and crafts between Tuesday and Sunday, and one-of-a-kind antiques and other collectibles on Mondays. 

This market is always buzzing and well worth a visit. You may even get to enjoy some street performances while you browse.

👉 How to Get There: Covent Garden tube station is just around the corner, and there are also plenty of buses that go near the market. It’s easy to access from many different parts of London.

Camden Market

Crafty cultural market along the Regent’s Canal in Northwest London.

View of the Regent's Canal at the Camden Market
Vibrant Camden lock Market overlooks the Regent’s Canal (photo: Will Rodrigues / Shutterstock)

📍 Google Maps | 🛒 Camden Market Website | Hours: 10 am – late daily

Filled with London residents and tourists alike, Camden lock Market is a hotspot for some of the best street food, vintage items, and all-around good vibes. This is a great way to spend a weekend afternoon, and I can almost guarantee you’ll be there the whole day without even realizing it.

Camden Market in Northwest London is home to over 1,000 shops, trader stalls, bars, and cafes. Come for the shopping during the day and stay for the nightlife scene. Lockside is a really fun bar located right within the market and has live resident DJs every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

Additionally, if you’re looking to enjoy a sit-down meal or do some additional shopping, the surrounding streets of Camden town also have plenty to offer. 

👉 How to Get There: Camden Town and Chalk farm, both on the Northern line, are the closest tube stations to the market.

Borough Market

London’s most iconic street food market in the central London Bridge area.

A chef cooking at a food stall in Borough Market
Chefs in action at the Borough Market food stalls

📍 Google Maps | 🛒 Borough Market Website | Hours: 10 am – 5 pm Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm Saturday, 10 am – 4 pm Sunday 

This would not be a legitimate markets in London guide if I didn’t include a market strictly dedicated to food in London.

Borough Market is the most famous food market in London. Not only does it have a fantastic location next to London Bridge, but you will be struggling to make a decision on which of the amazing food stalls to try.

I would highly recommend going with a partner or a couple of friends and having a mini food adventure when visiting this market. You could pick a few different food stalls to try and share some items with you so that you can make the most of your visit. 

A couple of my favorite food stalls at Borough Market include Porteña, an Argentinian street food stall with incredible empanadas, and Hobbs, a place with amazing wraps, including meat and veggie options.

👉 How to Get There: Borough Market is located next to the London Bridge rail and underground station, which has several trains and both the Jubilee and Northern lines.

Portobello Road Market

A diverse street market offering charming antiques, street food vendors, and designer threads.

View of people at the Portobello Road Market
Visitors examining the wide range of specialty goods at the Portobello Road Market

📍 Google Maps | 🛒 Portobello Road Market Website | Hours: 8 am – 7 pm Monday – Saturday, closed Sunday

Situated in the trendy and elegant borough of Notting Hill, the Portobello Road Market is one of the most iconic markets in London. The market is open 6 days a week and closed Sundays, with each day offering up something different. Make sure to check out their vendor schedule on the website to ensure you pick the day that most appeals to your taste.

In addition to the selection of produce, antiques, designer and retro vintage pieces, and souvenirs, you can find some of the best street food that London has to offer at the Portobello Road Market. I had the best falafel wrap I’ve ever had in my life at this market, so their street food vendors are not messing around.

👉 How to Get There: There are many ways to get to the market by transit, between 5 different bus options, the great western railway, and four tube lines (central, circle, district, and hammersmith & city). If you want to take the scenic route and are staying in Notting Hill, I would recommend walking or cycling down.

Greenwich Market

Lovely indoor market not far from the famous Greenwich park.

View of people entering and exiting the Greenwich Market
The grand entryway to Greenwich Market (photo: Paolo Paradiso / Shutterstock)

📍 Google Maps | 🛒 Greenwich Market Website | Hours: 10 am – 5:30 pm daily

Located in the world-famous neighborhood of Greenwich in Southeast London, this market is a must for your London itinerary. Only a 5-minute walk away from the market you have Greenwich Park, so you could double down and grab some street food or treats and follow it with a picnic overlooking London.

Within this lovely market, you’ll find everything from food stalls to bakeries, beauty, antiques, art, crafts, fashion, jewelry, lifestyle, and kids items. This is a great place to have a wander while also supporting local artisans in London.

👉 How to Get There: Greenwich Market is accessible by pretty much all modes of public transport, including buses, trains, DLR, riverboats, and the tube on the Jubilee line, where you can then connect to either a bus for a short ride or the DLR.   

Broadway Market

Victorian street market nestled in the heart of Hackney, boasting goods from local artisans.

A woman buying street foods in Broadway Market
(photo: Paolo Paradiso / Shutterstock)

📍 Google Maps | 🛒 Broadway Market Website | Hours: 9 am – 5 pm Saturday

If you’re planning on visiting Hackney in East London during your holiday, I would highly recommend checking out this local street market. This market is filled with local produce, baked goods, and fresh seafood. Conveniently located nearby the canals, this is a market you won’t want to miss.

The street that this market is located on is also called Broadway Market, and there are over 70 shops, cafes, and restaurants on this street to explore 7 days a week. It’s a great place to visit no matter what time of year you visit London.

On Saturdays, the street comes to life with a buzzing market down, connecting to the lovely London Fields park at the other end.

👉 How to Get There: 5 buses will take you to the Broadway Market, along with the Central tube line, and the Thameslink rail. There is free parking on all local streets on Saturdays and Sundays.

South Kensington Saturday Farmer’s Market

Neighborhood Saturday market with an array of local produce, free-range meats, and other goods.

📍 Google Maps | 🛒 South Kensington Saturday Farmer’s Market Website | Hours: 9 am – 2 pm Saturday 

A lovely Saturday venture in West London, this market was a staple for me during the lockdown. If you’re staying at a vacation rental and planning to cook some of your own meals during your trip, I highly recommend checking out this cute Saturday Farmer’s market. 

They have great produce, tasty sourdough, and fresh seafood from the fishmonger located within the market area. Plus, the South Kensington Farmer’s Market is located about a 5-minute walk from the Natural History Museum, so you can easily spend a morning and afternoon in the area.

👉 How to Get There: The market is also only a 5-minute walk from South Kensington tube station, which has both the District and Circle lines and the Picadilly line. There are also nearby buses. 

Columbia Road Flower Market

Darling Sunday street market catering to floral and plant lovers.

Products displayed at a store in Columbia Road Flower Market
Columbia Road boutique with cute items to pair with flowers from the market

📍 Google Maps | 🛒 Columbia Road Flower Market Website | Hours: 8 am – 2 pm Sunday  

East London certainly has a knack for a good market, and this one is located in the neighborhood of Bethnal Green. I truly cannot say enough nice things about this market, and it is easily one of my favorite markets in London. 

Everything about the Columbia Road Flower Market sparks joy, from the beautiful florals to the nearby boutique shops. This market is buzzing every Sunday and is a great spot to grab a coffee and take a stroll with a group of friends, even if you’re only visiting and not in the market to purchase any blossoms. 

👉 How to Get There: The closest station is Hoxton overground, which is about a 7-minute walk. There are also a few other tube stations – Liverpool Street, Old Street, Shoreditch, and Bethnal Green, which are still within walking distance but a bit further out.

Brixton Village Market

1960s South London destination comprised of both a street market and a covered market in nearby arcades.

View inside the Brixton Village Market in London
A sneak peek inside of the colorful covered Brixton Village Market (photo: / Shutterstock)

📍 Google Maps | 🛒 Brixton Village Market Website | Hours: 8 am – 6 pm Monday, 8 am – 11:30 pm Tuesday – Sunday

Brixton is a great multi-cultural neighborhood in South London, filled with a great selection of bars and London restaurants serving cuisines from all over the world. 

There are also plenty of great places to shop in Brixton, one of which is Brixton Village Market. It’s a shopping arcade that has everything from books to plants to internationally crafted goods and places to eat and drink.

👉 How to Get There: You can reach this market by taking the Victoria tube line, bus, or train. 

Victoria Park Sunday Market

Sunday market in the heart of Victoria Park with incredible street food offerings.

People wandering in Victoria Park Sunday Market during a sunny day
The Victoria Park Sunday Market buzzing with people on a beautiful sunny day (photo: Photos Brian Scantlebury / Shutterstock)

📍 Google Maps | 🛒 Victoria Park Market Website | Hours: 10 am – 4 pm Sunday

If you’ve read this far, you’ll notice that several of the markets on this list are located in East London. I think it’s safe to say that East London has some of the best markets in London and should be added to your London itinerary if it’s not on there already. If you’re planning on perusing the area, check out my guide on things to do in Shoreditch.

The thing I love about the Victoria Park Sunday Market is that it’s located directly within this fantastic park. For a great budget-friendly day in London, I recommend seeing both in one go. You can enjoy the park to the fullest by stopping by the market and picking up some delicious food to enjoy during your stroll.

👉 How to Get There: You can walk or bike along the canal to get to the park if you’re in the area, or take the Central or District tube lines, Greater Anglia rail, or a bus.

Maltby Street Market

Over 30 stalls with fresh produce situated below 19th-century railway arches.

People enjoying street foods at the Maltby Street Market
Busy Maltby St Market fills with people enjoying the street food (photo: Darryl Brooks / Shutterstock)

📍 Google Maps | 🛒 Maltby Street Market Website | Hours: 10 am – 5 pm Saturday, 11 am – 4 pm Sunday

Gather foodies, here’s another market I think you’ll enjoy! The Maltby Street Market is a weekend food and drink market located in the lovely area of Bermondsey.

Maltby Street Market is characterized by its Rope Walk sign and string of dangling flags from around the world. This is a great place to stop for a nice weekend lunch or a cheeky pint while exploring central London. You’ll find a great variety of international food stalls putting their twist on local delicacies.

👉 How to Get There: Visit the market on foot or arrive via the Jubilee underground line, bus, or train. 

Tooting Market

Southwest London covered market offering international street food and other traders.

View of the Tooting Market from the outside
The iconic red and white sign leading the way to Tooting Market (photo: William Barton / Shutterstock)

📍 Google Maps | 🛒 Tooting Market Website | Hours: 8 am – 11 pm Sunday – Thursday, 8 am – 12 am Friday – Saturday

Tooting Market in South London has won several awards and has been around since 1930. It holds the title of South London’s original indoor market and offers goods and food from several places around the world, some of which include Jamaica, Italy, Japan, Mauritius, Lebanon, China, Portugal, and Guyana.

This market has a community feel and prides itself on investing in the local community. They also host great events, including live music every Thursday at 7 pm, so make sure you get on down and join the fun.

👉 How to Get There: You can take the Northern tube line, a bus or a train to get to this market.  

Old Spitalfields Market

A vibrant market with a selection of local traders selling special jewelry, clothing, art, and more.

View of products at a stall in Old Spitalfields Market
One of the quirky independent stalls at the Old Spitalfields Market (photo: Julie Mayfeng / Shutterstock)

📍 Google Maps | 🛒 Old Spitalfields Market Website | Hours: 10 am – 6 pm Monday – Friday & Sunday, 11 am – 5 pm Saturday (for the traders market, store hours vary)

Spitalfields is one of the trendiest covered markets in London, and you could easily spend an entire afternoon browsing around. This market is kind of like a choose-your-own-adventure type situation, as it offers a lot. 

If you’re in the mood for a quick bite, stop by one of the food stalls or visit one of the great restaurants located within or around the market. There are also several traders selling a selection of goodies from CBD gummies, to cashmere sweaters, to funky socks, records, and more. 

You can also browse famous London high-street shops which are also within this fabulous market. 

👉 How to Get There: The nearest tube station is Liverpool Street Station. 

Seven Dials Market

A foodie’s paradise, this food-specific market is a high-end food court with independent food and drink stalls.

The Seven Dials Market building from the outside
Entrance to the Seven Dials Market (photo: 4kclips / Shutterstock)

📍 Google Maps | 🛒 Seven Dials Market Website | Hours: 11 am – 10 pm Monday – Tuesday, 11 am – 11 pm Wednesday – Saturday, 11 am – 9 pm Sunday

Last but not least, we have Seven Dials Market, an indoor/outdoor food hall with plenty of choices. This is a great spot to visit in the summer to enjoy an ice-cold cocktail and some nibbles outdoors.

Seven Dials Market primarily operates on a walk-in basis, so if you’re in the area, see if you can grab a table and enjoy some of the delicious food offerings they’re serving up.

👉 How to Get There: There are several buses you can take to get here, along with trains or the tube from the Northern, Central, and Picadilly lines.

FAQs About London Markets

What are the famous markets in London?

Although London is filled with many incredible markets, there are certain ones that are huge crowd-pleasers. The most famous and popular markets in London that you’ve probably heard the names of include Covent Garden Market, Borough Market, Camden Market, Portobello Road Market, and the Old Spitalfields Market.

What days are London markets open?

There are several markets in London that are open 7 days a week, providing you with ample opportunity to check them out during your visit. As you’ll see above, certain markets are only open on weekends, so be sure to check the dates and hours in the descriptions so you don’t miss out.

What day is Portobello Road Market open?

Portobello Road Market operates 6 days a week (Monday – Saturday), featuring different types of traders each day. Saturday tends to be the busiest day because they have the widest range of offerings, with everything from antiques to fashion, to produce. If you want to avoid crowds, I would recommend going during the week. Opening hours tend to be a bit longer in the summer than in the winter due to the better weather.   


The wide selection of specialty markets is one of the things that makes London such a unique city to travel to. For further inspiration when planning your holiday, check out my guide to the best things to do in London.

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