Food, drinks, shopping and more.
One of the best things about london is the endless markets. Each market has its own personality and offerings, all fit for different purposes. Opening times differ by day and market, be sure to check in advance incase schedules are adjusted.
Weekend market on Maltby Street in Bermondsey. Every Saturday and Sunday, food vendors set up their stands on Maltby street selling options including steak & frites, arepas, empanadas, coffee & fruit juices, pizzas, Scottish eggs, dumplings and more! It’s a small market and is always popping with people.
Great for a quick afternoon snack or outside drink on a nice weekend afternoon
Saturday: 10 am ‑ 5 pm
Sunday: 11 am ‑ 4 pm
Big venue in Elephant & Castle with both indoor and outdoor stalls. 40+ food and drink vendors can be found throughout the market with any food options you can think of from Thai to pizza and pasta to tacos to burgers to Argentinan and the list goes on. Drinks are also not short on options from a wine bar to cocktails to a variety of beers and soft drinks, you won’t be thirsty.
The wide variety of both food and drink options makes this an excellent spot for a group of friends to meet up as there will be something for everyone. Weeknights are an ideal time to come as it’s not as busy and easier to find a spot to sit, but weekends will also be fun just expect a busier crowd especially into the evening
Sunday ‑ Wednesday: 8 am ‑ 8 pm
Thursday ‑ Saturday: 8 am ‑ 10 pm
Well‑known London market for being under the London Bridge train tracks, Borough market is a london staple. The market is best for purchasing some of your kitchen products ‑ anything from spices to cheese and chaructterie to fruits and vegetables meat and fish. The market also has restaurants throughout the area, most open outside the typical market hours
Weekdays: 10 am ‑ 5 pm
Saturday: 8 am ‑ 5 pm
Sunday: 10 am ‑ 3 pm
Spitalfields has shopping and food. Part of the market hall is dedicated to artisans selling their products including clothing, jewelry, art, accessories, cards and more. Another section is centered around food with numerous different food stalls perfect for a quick bite.
Daily 8 am ‑ 11 pm (specific vendor hours will differ)
A market that feels never ending as it is a compilation of a few different markets together. Every corner you turn has more shops or food stands, with spots dispersed both inside and outside. It’s great for shopping, a quick bite or afternoon drink and hangout spot.
Ideal time to visit is on a Friday when most stalls are open but not as busy as on the weekends.
On Saturdays, vendors looking to sell their products and food set‑up stalls. Options range from ready to eat food like paella, oysters, crepes, and sausages to pantry items like peanut butter to sweets like macaroons, cookies, brownies and fudge
Saturday: 12 pm ‑ 6 pm
The sister of Mercato metropolitano, Mercato Mayfair sits inside an old church. There are different food options available on the ground and first floor. In the basement you’ll find more drinks and small plate / charcuterie options
Mon ‑ Thurs: 10 am ‑ 11 pm
Fri: 10 am ‑ 12 am
Saturday: 12 pm ‑ 12 am
Sunday: 12 pm ‑ 10 pm
About as central as you can get, the covent garden market sits right in the center of a pedestrian only square. The market includes a variety of shops, cafes, and areas where artisans set up stalls to sell their products.
Just outside the market is a common spot to see buskers testing their talent out on a crowd ‑ musicians and magicians are both frequent performers
Every Sunday morning, Columbia road is sectioned off for the flower market. Stop by here for a beautiful bouquet
Sunday: 8 am ‑ 2 pm
Victoria park is a large park on the NE side of London. On Sunday, lots of food trucks and local vendors selling products like olive oil, cheese, baked goods, and more set up their stands.
Sundays: 10 am – 4 pm
Located in Hackney, vendors set up stalls on Saturdays for this street market. Options range from local produce to pastries and sweets to all sorts of afternoon snack options
Saturday 9 am ‑ 5 pm
Little market in Hackney with food stalls and some independent shops
Daily (except Monday): 9 am ‑ 10 pm
From antiques to handmade jewelry to clothing to other goods and even food, Portobello road market is another london staple. The notable Notting Hill bookshop from the movie also sits on this road. Wander down Portobello Road and enjoy the colorful flats while checking out what different vendors are offering
Daily (except Sunday): 8 am ‑ 7 pm
Mix of food, drinks, flea market, and art vendors. You can peruse through the flea market at Vinegar yard and then grab a snack and drink inside or on the rooftop terrace.
Mon/Tu: 5 pm – 10 pm
Wed – Sat: 12 pm – 10 pm
Sun: 12 pm – 8 pm
Every Friday to Sunday, vendors set up stalls to sell their goods as well as street food and drink options. The market is located near kings cross and is a covered market so stop in for some shopping or an afternoon treat
Friday: 12 pm ‑ 8 pm
Saturday: 11 am ‑ 6 pm
Sunday: 11 am ‑ 6 pm
No frills food market with more diverse cuisine choices
Sat: 11 am ‑ 5:30 pm
Sun: 10 am ‑ 5 pm
100+ stalls where traders sell their art, jewelry, antiques and food
Daily 10 am ‑ 5:30 pm
Italian focused market with sit down restaurants, quick options like paninis, Italian desserts and a section for local Italian goods.
Daily 9 am – 11 pm (except Sundays close at 10 pm)
Both a street market with diverse food options and an indoor market with vintage clothing and other second hand goods, brick lane is an edgier vibe
Saturday: 10 am ‑ 6 pm
Sunday: 11 am ‑ 6 pm
Market hall in Covent Garden with about 20 food or drink stalls
Hours vary daily