There’s no more colourful way to shop in London than by sampling its many markets. For those that take food seriously, all corners of the capital boast their own farmers’ markets, bringing locally grown produce to the table, while specialised markets like Columbia Road’s famous flower market packs a Victorian cobbled street with bargain blooms every Sunday.
As well as these more fashionable fairs, the capital has stubbornly retained many of its authentic ‘Albert Square’ style markets, selling no nonsense fruit and veg, bric-à-brac and cheap clothing. Here’s our comprehensive guide to the capital’s food, fashion and furniture markets.
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Greens of Highgate
An independent florist and greengrocer run by Mr and Mrs Green, which is conveniently located on a corner between Highgate High Street and Waterlow Park. The couple stock all kinds of fruit and veg – from your standard carrots, garlic and grapes, to artichokes, papaya and more – as well as flowers by the bunch or a single stem. All the produce is sourced from Britain where possible, the couple assure, and if you're not quite sure what produce you fancy this week, you can order a fruit and veg box full of surprises. Fruit baskets, hampers and bouquets for weddings, funerals or other events are also available. Delivery is free to the N6 area, but Greens will also deliver further afield for a price.
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