Chapel Market

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Scott WishartIslington farmer's market at Chapel Market, London.
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Scott WishartIslington farmer's market at Chapel Market, London.
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Scott WishartIslington farmer's market at Chapel Market, London.
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Scott WishartIslington farmer's market at Chapel Market, London.
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Scott WishartIslington farmer's market at Chapel Market, London.

This long-running street market is more down-to-earth than its Angel location might suggest.

Chapel Market may be situated in Islington, spiritual home of London’s champagne socialists, but it remains a down-to-earth affair – well, mostly. Running along the road of the same name, two minutes from Angel tube, it has stalls selling unpretentious fruit and veg, cheap and cheerful household goods, and the sort of clothing you’d see the shoppers of Albert Square fingering. A few street food stands have crept in, but they’re outnumbered by long-running traditional traders. Chapel Market is open for business Tuesday through Saturday from 9am-5pm, then on Sundays it welcomes the well-regarded Islington Farmers’ Market. As you’d expect, that’s very much an organic kale and home-made sourdough kind of place. Nick Levine


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By: Nick Levine

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Venue name: Chapel Market
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Address: Chapel St
London
N1
Opening hours: Tue-Sat: 9am-6pm, Sun: 8.30an-4pm
Transport: Tube: Angel
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I agree with Time Out's review – Chapel Market isn't going to win any awards, nor is it lined with hummus cafés, but it is definitely unpretentious, and refreshingly so. It's a small market, but it still has a  great buzz, and I reckon you can find just about anything there (we once found a much needed second-hand wedding veil there, but that's another story...)


It's generally busy with throngs of people on lunch breaks, browsing the fresh fruit, veg and fish stalls, checking out any of the second-hand shops, or trying out one of the line up of street food stalls towards the middle. Though there are just a few, they are totally different, which makes Friday lunches a difficult choice. Delhi Grill's chicken tikka and paneer wraps were my personal favourite, though the Little Viet Kitchen and Smokin' Aces' meat feast boxes are also very strong!


Spitalfields it is not, but in true Islington style, there are definitely a few hidden gems in Chapel Market, and it's worth a visit on a sunny afternoon, conveniently just in time for lunch.