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Taste new flavours, go wild outside and explore the world – all without leaving London

This summer it couldn't be easier to be a tourist in your own town. After work and all day at weekends, some of the most exciting experiences you could enjoy anywhere in the world are waiting for you. Enjoy cuisines from around the world, take to the air, see exotic animals, relax in beautiful countryside, or even board a UFO – all without leaving London. Most of them are FREE to enjoy and – even better – they’re easy to get to, with Transport for London.



London’s many markets are what make the capital’s villages and squares unique. From bargain homewares to global cuisines to the most amazing antique treasures, markets are a lovely way to ease into a chilled weekend’s browsing, eating and shopping.

Seek out one-off styles and eat your way around the world at Brixton Market

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Brixton’s street markets sell everything from scrubbing brushes to street foods. On the first Saturday each month the Bakers and Flea Market is a chance to grab a delicious pastry and look for antiques, on the second Saturday the Makers’ Market has stalls loaded with handmade crafts, contemporary art and new fashion, and on the third Saturday you can stock up on vintage and retro threads. On the fourth Saturday you’ll find all kinds of funky things at the Brix Mix session, and every Sunday there’s a farmers’ market.

Brixton tube - plan your journey now

  1. Electric Avenue, Pope's Road, Brixton Station Road, SW9 8JX
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Decorate yourself in Maori jewellery at Camden Market

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In Camden Lock Market there are stalls and small boutiques selling one-off fashions and accessories reflecting homegrown style tribe looks and traditional crafts from around the world. One of the loveliest stalls is Jewellery of the Earth, which sells decorative pieces of Maori handcarvings from New Zealand, opals from Australia, Native American jewellery, Tuareg trinkets from the Sahara desert, plus pieces from the Baltic and northern Canada.

Camden Town tube - plan your journey now

  1. Camden High St, (junction with Buck St), NW1 8NJ
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Buy a piece of old England on Portobello Road

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Portobello Road markets run through the week, but Saturday is when the antiques and bric-a-brac stalls come out. Head for the stretch of the road between Chepstow Villas to Elgin Crescent to sift through stalls selling exquisite collectables and curios from Victorian ornaments to old military ware. It’s a wonderful place to buy a unique gift that you’ll never find in a shop.

Ladroke Grove or Notting Hill tube - plan your journey now

  1. Portobello Road, W10 5TA
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A scene from The Pajama Game @ Shaftesbury Theatre.
Words and Music by RICHARD ADLER and JERRY ROSS Book by GEORGE ABBOTT and RICHARD BISSELL. Directed by Richard Eyre.
(Opening 13-05-14)
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