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
Cloak and Dagger Tattoo Parlour
Since 2013, Cloak and Dagger has been inking up various parts of Londoners' anatomies. Around the corner from Brick Lane in the heart of Shoreditch, the parlour offers up custom tattooing services for tat-veterans and newbies alike. With up to nine resident artists and a gallery full of inky ensembles to choose from, Cloak and Dagger reckon they can tackle any job you’re after, from small to full body suit. However, don’t feel under pressure, they also offer up some friendly, impartial advice about your next bit of branding.