London is full of street markets that give you access to buy and taste all sorts of different local and artisan produce. Thanks to the variety of cultures living in London we are able to experience food and drink from around the world. This post is a guide to my favorite markets in London.
Recognisable from the Bridget Jones movies, it is a great place to stop by when you are walking along the Southbank or working in the nearby Shard.
One of the biggest in town, this market is my absolute favorite because the variety of seasonal produce on offer alongside the street food stalls means that you can do your grocery shopping as well as pick up a snack or grab some lunch.
Camden Town Market
Camden Town is a popular tourist destination known for it’s edgy atmosphere, shops and market stalls. The dock and the stables provide beautiful historic venue for the main market which offers wide variety of products such as clothing, jewelry, leather goods, souvenirs and vintage items. for the complete Camden Town experience you should be sure to visit the food market offering dishes from countries ranging from Poland to Ethiopia.
Duke Of York Square, Saturday Chelsea Market
Chelsea is my favorite part of London and on Saturdays the Duke of York Square hosts a food market. The Saatchi gallery is located on the square, so you can view some art and then enjoy sampling artisan produce with a glass of champagne in your hand. After you are done eating I would recommend exploring the surrounding streets with the beautiful British architecture. Chelsea is well known for its particular class of resident so you may want to take that into consideration when picking your outfit for the day. 😉
Clapham Common Saturday Market
This is my local market which obviously I can’t finish my blog without mentioning it.
Every Saturday Venn Street is closed to cars and the market appears! When I am lucky enough to be off during the weekend we always go there to get something nice for breakfast, lunch or dinner. If we are going out of town we will often buy a snack for the journey.