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
ONE DAY Tattoo Studio
A modest tattoo parlour in Angel, conveniently located a short stroll from the tube station. The decor reflects the artists' creative sides, with dark, baroque walls covered in striking artwork and shelves packed with different coloured inks. The styles displayed in their gallery range from elaborate, aboriginal styled prints to extraordinarily realistic faces and animals.