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London's 6 best Food markets
Published: 27 Aug 18
London is home to millions of food lovers who know how to eat and where the best places are to go when it comes to street food and produce markets. Here’s a list of our favourite ones that we think you should check out.
Borough Market – Southwark, SE1
London’s oldest market is famous for its gourmet goodies. Borough Market hosts traders offering a huge variety of organic fruit and veg, meats, cheeses, fish, cakes and booze (the list could go on). Take advantage of the numerous free samples to fuel you in your quest for London’s most famous street food. The market also hosts a number of events throughout the year including cookery demonstrations, talks from chefs and food writers, and sampling sessions.
Camden Lock Market – Camden, NW1
Another of London’s most famous markets, Camden Lock is home to a characterful collection of food, clothes, and unique arts and crafts. With hundreds of food stalls to choose between, you’ll be spoilt for choice – we’re talking Chinese, Indian, Japanese, Italian, French and pretty much any other cuisine you can think of. You’ll need a whole day - maybe even a whole weekend - to have a proper walk around the Market and find the hidden gems tucked away in every corner.
Broadway Market – Hackney, E8
Known for its designer and vintage threads, Broadway Market attracts a lot of East London’s fashionable foodies. Dubbed as the ‘hipsters hangout of choice’, the atmosphere will draw you in, but you’ll stay for the food. Stalls range from classic British cupcakes to exotic cuisines that will have you drooling on the spot, and you’ll be picking your jaw up off the floor when you see the one of biggest ranges of spices, cheeses, breads, and rare-breed meat in London.
Brixton Market - Brixton, SW9
A market that has stuck to its South London roots since it first set up stalls several decades ago. The smell of jerk chicken, exotic fish and spices loom in the air, and the faint sound of reggae music echoes in the background as you make your way through the market. Ranging from impossibly cheap fruit and veg, to authentic Caribbean food, Brixton market boasts a true South London experience.
Lower Marsh Market – Lambeth, SE1
What started off as a small string of street food stands 5 years ago didn’t take long to expand into the eclectic market that you’ll now find, just a short walk from Waterloo station. The weekday stalls supplying fresh produce and street food are now joined by stands selling crafts, jewellery, gifts and records. The wide selection of grub will suit all tastes, from Italian classics to authentic Chinese, with the mouth-watering smells of global cuisines looming in the air.
Boxpark Shoreditch – Shoreditch, E1
Not your typical food market, Boxpark in Shoreditch is the world’s first fixed pop-up mall, constructed entirely out of refitted shipping containers. Here you’ll find street food vendors on flexible leases, so the food is constantly changing and you’ll have a different experience with every visit. Boxpark also host some huge night time events, including a wide range of performances from local artists, DJs and even Wireless Festival headliner Stormzy paid a visit.