#1. Borough Market

Southwark Street, SE1

Borough Market

Borough Market — known for Gourmet Food

The Borough Market in Southwark is the place to be for any food-lover. It is one of the largest and oldest food markets in London. The market is famous for an interesting mix of food and ingredients that come from all over the world. It boasts of a mouth-watering range of fresh food stalls along with organic goods. As expected, the market is very popular with professional as well as amateur chefs. A lot of shoppers throng this marketlooking for scrumptious cakes, breads, flowers, olive oils, exotic teas, dairy products, fish, beers and wines. The Quality is top-notch and prices match that.

Famous For

Gourmet Food

Opening Times

Monday to Thursday – 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Friday -10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Saturday - 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Sunday Closed

*Monday - Tuesday: Limited Market

**Wednesday - Saturday: Full Market

Nearby Tube/Rail stations

London Bridge Tube

#2. Old Spitalfields Market

Spitalfields Traders Market, 16 Horner Square, Spitalfields, London E1 6EW

Old Spitalfields Market

Old Spitalfields Market — Famous for Antiques, Vintage Clothes and more

Located in the heart of London for now over 350 years, the Old Spitalfields market offers an eclectic mix of goods to shoppers depending on the day they go shopping. From Monday to Wednesday, the market offers general goods ranging from fashion, footwear, gifts and so forth. On Thursday, one can shop for antiques at good bargain prices. However, on Friday, shoppers can expect anything related to fashion, art, and music. Saturday usually has a specific theme to it while Sunday could offer anything and everything to shoppers.

Famous For

Antiques, vintage clothes, art and fashion

Opening Times

Monday to Wednesday – 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Thursday – 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Friday – 10:00 am to 4:00 p.m.

Saturday – 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Sunday – 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Nearby Tube/Rail stations

Liverpool Street Tube /Rail

#3. Brick Lane Market

91 Brick Lane, London E1 6QR

Brick Lane

Brick Lane — You'll find almost everything here

Brick Lane Market in London is a traditional flea market with a wide range of weird and wonderful goods. As a result, the market is very popular amongst shoppers who are hoping to find bargains of the century here. The layout of the market is divided into five sections; Backyard Market, Boiler House, Sunday UpMarket, Tea Rooms, and Vintage Market.

Famous For

Anything and everything

Opening Times

Sunday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Monday to Saturday – Different for various markets

Nearby Tube/Rail stations

Shoreditch Tube

#4. Portobello Road Market

Portobello Road, London, Greater London W10 5TA

Portobello Road Market

Portobello Road Market — Go here for Antiques, Jewelry, and second-hand clothes

Portobello Road is several markets rolled into one. There are over 2,000 stalls that sell everything from books to bric-a-brac. Starting at the Notting Hill, which is all antiques, you find a number of food stalls, which offer anything ranging from traditional fruit and vegetables to savory cheeses, stuffed olives, organic biscuits, crackers, and bratwurst. After the food stalls, some shops that sell clothes and jewelry that could range from cheap trendy club and casual wear to delightful craft bracelets and earrings.

Famous For

Antiques, jewelry, second-hand clothes and bric-a-brac

Opening Times

Monday to Wednesday ­- 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Thursday – 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Friday and Saturday – 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

(Sunday closed)

Nearby Tube/Rail stations

Notting Hill Gate Tube / Ladbroke Grove Tube

#5. Brixton Market

Electric Avenue, Brixton, London SW9 8JX

Brixton Market

Brixton Market — offers Exotic Food and Lifestyle products

Brixton Market is well known for its range of exotic food and spices, most of which originated from Africa or the Caribbean. Aside from food, it also sells knockoff clothes and other fashion accessories.

Famous For

Exotic food and lifestyle

Opening Times

Daily – 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Nearby Tube/Rail stations

Brixton Tube

Clapham North Tube

#6. New Covent Garden Market

New Covent Garden Market, London, SW8 5BH

New Covent Garden Market

New Covent Garden Market — Prides of housing some of the best cafes

If you love natural produce, then you will definitely love the New Covent Garden Market. The market is the largest fruit, vegetable and flower market in the UK. The market prides itself in serving to a some of the best cafés, restaurants, hospitals, and florists in London

Famous For

Flowers, Fruits and Vegetables

Opening Times

Daily – 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Nearby Ttube/Rail stations

Vauxhall Rail Station

Vauxhall Underground

#7. Camden Markets

Camden High St, London NW1 8NH

Camden Markets

Camden Markets — The place to go for crafts and clothing

Camden Market is one of the top attractions in the city of London and it isn’t too much of a surprise. It is the place to go to for crafts, clothing, fast food, or bric-a-brac and as such, offers a wide variety of options that should please even the most discerning of shoppers.

Famous For

Crafts, Clothing, Fast Food, Bric-a-brac

Opening Hours

All Days– 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Nearby Tube/Rail stations

Cam. Greenwich Market den Town Tube

#8. Greenwich Market

5b Greenwich Market, London SE10 9HZ

Greenwich Market

Greenwich Market — Has a fine collection of antiques, clothes and more

As London’s only market to be within a World Heritage Site, the Greenwich market is the place to go and grab a bite any time.. The market has a delicious selection of food and drinks from all over the world as well as a fine collection of antiques, clothes, ornaments and more.

Famous For

Food, Antiques, Lifestyle

Opening Times

Daily – 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Nearby Tube/Rail stations

Greenwich DLR

#9. Petticoat Lane Market

Middlesex St, London E1 7JF

Petticoat Lane Market

Petticoat Lane Market is famous for knocked-down designer clothing

As the name would suggest, the Petticoat Lane Market is most famous for knocked-down designer clothing, toiletries, toys, fabrics,household goods as well as everything. The Aldgate East End is especially known for leatherwear. The Sunday market held here is especially popular amongst the locals.

Famous For


Opening Times

Monday to Friday - 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Sunday – 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

(Saturday closed)

Nearby Tube/Rail stations

Aldgate Tube

#10. Columbia Road Flower Market

Columbia Rd, London E2 7RG

Columbia Road Flower Market

Columbia Road Flower Market is most famous for flowers

As you may have guessed, the Columbia Road Flower Market is most famous for flowers. Every Sunday, the street transforms into a vast bed of motley foliage and flowers where shoppers can purchase everything from bedding plants to 10 foot tall banana trees. Shoppers will also come across small art galleries, cupcake shops, vintage clothes outlets, English and Italian delis, garden and antique shops, and more here as well.

Famous For


Opening Times

Sunday - 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Nearby Tube/Rail stations

Shoreditch Tube

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Published On: Wednesday, August 19th, 2015