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.
See our day-to-day guide to London markets
Guides to London’s best markets
The Grocery Wine Vault
A fantastic wine, spirit and beer store in Shoreditch, with its own café/wine bar and event space focusing on organic, natural, bio-dynamic and vegan wines. Open from 10am to 10.30pm daily, you can pick up some wines or ask for advice from one of their advisers. Alternatively, you can also have a glass from their Wine by the Glass machine. Free wine sampling every Friday from 6pm to 8pm.
Venue says: “Don't miss our summer party on July 22, 5-10pm. Featuring over 50 rosé and sparkling wines to taste and a fresh seafood bar.”