London is a mecca for museums, art galleries, nightlife, restaurants, parks and, of course, markets. In fact, it’s safe to say that England’s capital city has some of the best markets in the world. If high street fashion is not your thing and you’d rather your choice of clothing stand out from the crowd, then you’ll adore the London market scene. If, on the other hand, you can’t get enough of old records and antiques, you’ll be spoilt for choice in good old LDN. So, if you’re planning a trip to London this summer and want to know the most awesome London markets to head to when you’re there, then just read on, my friend.
The Most Awesome London Markets
I had to begin with the most obvious one, of course. Camden Market is a vibrant, eclectic and bustling market situated in Camden Lock Place. Open daily from 10am until 7pm, the market has so much to offer. There’s over a thousand one-of-a-kind stalls selling vintage fashion finds, custom Converse shoes, cutesy jewellery, and retro collectibles. The Vintage Collection is the largest vintage store in Britain, and it sits proudly on Camden Market. On the other hand, House of Guadalupe houses colourful Mexican folk art. This one of the most awesome London markets also has tons of food and drink on offer, from Asian street food to doughnut galore.
Berwick Street Market
If you’re a bit of an Oasis fan like me, you’ll know that Berwick Street was the album cover for their second album, What’s The Story Morning Glory. But, if you’re more of a fan of markets, you’ll probably have heard of Berwick Street Market. Dating way back to 1778, this Soho market is open from Monday to Saturday, 8am until 6pm. The market itself features Clou Antiques, supplying antique furniture and decorative items. Then there’s Peruvian Hand Knits, which sells traditional Peruvian clothing made from baby alpaca wool. Grab lunch at Chipping Forecast, which specializes in gourmet fish & chips from Cornwall, or at Jerusalem Falafel.
Columbia Road Flower Market
And finally, for those floral lovers, we have the Columbia Road Flower Market. The market is only open on Sundays from 8am until 3pm. So those in London for the weekend will definitely get the chance to visit. Situated in London’s East End close to Shoreditch, the market is home to an impressive, colourful selection of flowers and plants. Along Columbia Road is also sixty independent shops, from vintage havens like Glitterati to authentic Portuguese products at A Portuguese Love Affair. Even if you don’t visit the market for the flowers, there is still plenty to choose from. Columbia Road caters for a range of tastes and preferences.