The best food markets in London

Whether it’s street snacking or weekly shopping on your to do list, the capital has a culinary market to satisfy every craving



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From weird and wonderful international cuisines, to great value seasonal produce sold by the pound, London’s best food markets offer variety and colour by the basketful. There is no more enjoyable way to shop than stall-hopping at one of these foodie fairs. Here are the best ones to tuck into.

  1. Weekend markets
  2. Weekday markets

The best weekend food markets

Berwick Street Market

Situated on the stretch of Berwick Street between the Soho strip joints of Walker's Court and the elegant Yauatcha restaurant, this fruit and veg market is one of London's oldest.

  1. Berwick Street Market Berwick Street, W1F 0PT
  2. Oxford Circus tube
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Borough Market

London’s oldest market – dating back to the thirteenth century – is also the busiest, and the most popular for gourmet goodies. If food is your thing, then Borough is the place to go.

  1. Borough Market Southwark St, SE1 1TL
  2. London Bridge tube
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Broadway Market

For east London’s fashionably attired food-lovers, there's no better Saturday destination than Broadway Market.

  1. Broadway Market Broadway Market, E8 4PH
  2. London Fields Overground/ 236 or 394 bus
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Brockley Market

Located in Lewisham College car park, this friendly market makes a great place to pick up some quality groceries. The focus is on locally-sourced seasonal food.

  1. Brockley Market Lewisham Way, SE4 1UT
  2. Brockley Overground/ New Cross Overground or Lewisham
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Brixton Market

Brixton Market is a sensory fiesta. And for every hipster rammed into one of the (justifiably) rave reviewed eateries a stack of exotic produce still teeters like a nutritious Jenga set.

  1. Brixton Market Electric Avenue, Pope's Road, Brixton Station Road, SW9 8JX
  2. Brixton tube
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Cabbages & Frocks Market

Held in the cobbled yard of St Marylebone Parish Church, this market was started by food-loving fashionista Angela Cash. 

  1. Cabbages & Frocks Market St Marylebone Parish Church Grounds, Marylebone High St, NW1 5LT
  2. Baker St tube
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Camden Lock Market

Offering an eclectic jumble of street food, clothing, gifts and more, Camden Lock Market is a characterful shopping experience.

  1. Camden Lock Market Camden Lock Place, (off Chalk Farm Rd), NW1 8AF
  2. Chalk Farm/Camden Town tube
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Chapel Market

Chapel Market has no airs and graces despite the Islington area that surrounds it having shot up in desirability over the past decade. 

  1. Chapel Market Chapel St, N1
  2. Angel tube
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Chatsworth Road Market

The market that spawned Sir Alan Sugar’s business success via a shampoo stall is back. Over 50 percent of traders live in the surrounding postcode areas, making the market a truly local affair.

  1. Chatsworth Road Market Chatsworth Road Market, E5 0LH
  2. Hackney Central Overground
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Lower Marsh Market

Lower Marsh Market is rapidly expanding, after starting as a weekday foodie strip to service the Waterloo community with street eats for office workers. 

  1. Lower Marsh Market Lower Marsh, Westminster Bridge Rd to Baylis Rd, SE1 7AB
  2. Waterloo tube
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Maltby Street Market

During the summer of 2010, a quiet bubble of gastronomic intent was swelling under the railway arches in Bermondsey. Now it has become a full-on street market. 

  1. maltby street
  2. Berdmonsey/ Borough tube
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Northcote Road Market

Northcote Road's historic food market dates back to the 1860s, providing locals with fruit and veg stalls to complement the original high street's butcher, bakeries and local services.

  1. Northcote Road Market Northcote Road, SW11 6QB
  2. Clapham Junction Overground
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Real Food Market

Now weekly, the Real Food Market features around 40 food and drink producers selling seasonal produce directly to the public. There's a focus on sustainably and ethically produced food, and the market proudly supports small producers and independent traders.

  1. Southbank Centre Square Belvedere Rd, SE1 8XX
  2. Waterloo tube
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Whitechapel Market

This is a non-stop, heaving, all-weather, cacophonous East End micro-economy, born of pragmatism rather than fashion and largely sustained by local Bangladeshis. 

  1. Whitechapel Market Whitechapel Rd (Vallance Rd to Cambridge Heath Rd), E1 1DT
  2. Whitechapel tube
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