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Wednesday markets in London

Explore London's most authentic stalls with our list of Wednesday markets

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Wednesdays are a great day to try out some of London's most authentic markets – from Shepherd's Bush in the west, to Walthamstow in the east. Stock up on all of your fruit and veg for the week, as well as bits and pieces like cheap mobile phone covers, novelty ashtrays and reproduction football kits.

Alfie's Antique Market

Shopping Markets and fairs Marylebone
Good for: antiques
Alfie’s is packed to the rafters with handsome twentieth-century home decor, hosting more than 100 dealers in vintage furniture and fashion, art, accessories, books, maps and more.

Berwick Street Market

Shopping Markets and fairs Marylebone
Good for: food, lunch
This small, buzzy street market, in a sometimes sleazy area, is one of London’s oldest. It plays host to a good variety of street food stalls over the lunchtime rush hour.
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Brixton Market

Shopping Markets and fairs Brixton
Good for: food
Compared to the culinary homogeneity of Borough market et al, Brixton is a sensory fiesta. The air is thick with the sizzle of jerk chicken stalls, tinny reggae riddims and yam-based price disputes while the multi-coloured hues of exotic fish displays glimmer like a whiffy rainbow.

Camden Market

Shopping Street vendors Camden Market
Good for: clothing, souvenirs
Camden’s sprawling collection of markets offers a real smörgåsbord of street culture. Wander past loitering goths and punks to join the throng of tourists, locals and random celebs fighting it out at the vast and varied selection of shops and stalls.
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Chapel Street Market

Shopping Markets and fairs Islington
Good for: food, household goods
If the bellowing, clattering traders selling a good mix of fruit, veg and tat aren't Albert Square enough for you, then the frequent presence of a real life 'EastEnders' actor on the street might be.

Covent Garden Market

Shopping Lifestyle Covent Garden
Good for: food, crafts
Although something of a London institution, Covent Garden Market is too commercial and generally too crowded to provide a particularly characterful retail experience. However, the colonnaded 19th-century building is impressive, and occasionally some of the performers and entertainers can even be worth watching.
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Deptford Market

Shopping Markets and fairs Deptford
Good for: household goods
Most of Deptford Market is your standard south/east London fare: three-pack pants, timber wolf fleeces, Duracells and lighters. Halfway down its length, though, is a distended gut of impacted crap, presided over by two tennis umpires up stepladders who take money, dispense change and guard against pilfering.

Greenwich Market

Shopping Markets and fairs Greenwich
Good for: food, crafts
There are plenty of stalls selling bric-a-brac, second-hand clothes, ethnic ornaments, CDs, crafts and jewellery galore at Greenwich Market. On Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday, the space is given over to arts, craft and food stalls.
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Leather Lane

Good for: food, lunch
Popular, upbeat lunchtime market selling cut-price clothing and household items, plus flowers, gifts, fruit and veg and excellent street food.

Lower Marsh Market

Shopping Street vendors Waterloo
Good for: food
A street market since Victorian times, there’s some quality veg, women’s clothes, decent jewellery and vintage shops.
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