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
Fri May 2 2014
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.
The best weekend food markets
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.
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.
For east London’s fashionably attired food-lovers, there's no better Saturday destination than Broadway 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.
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.
Held in the cobbled yard of St Marylebone Parish Church, this market was started by food-loving fashionista Angela Cash.
Offering an eclectic jumble of street food, clothing, gifts and more, Camden Lock Market is a characterful shopping experience.
Chapel Market has no airs and graces despite the Islington area that surrounds it having shot up in desirability over the past decade.
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.
Lower Marsh Market is rapidly expanding, after starting as a weekday foodie strip to service the Waterloo community with street eats for office workers.
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.
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.
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.