Markets are a main part of London life. Historically, they were the place to go for the weekly shop as well as somewhere to hang out and catch up with friends. Of course, our habits have somewhat changed since then – but both locals and tourists continue to visit the capital's most well known markets for fashion or homewears as well as groceries. Nowadays, there’s a huge range of markets across London, from farmers markets and fashion markets to street food, vintage and antique markets. But if you’re only in town for a quick visit, any one of these are worth making a beeline for. Here’s our pick of the very best markets in London.
1. Old Spitalfields Market
After being renovated in the 2000s the covered market opposite Liverpool Street Station has become a main shopping and eating destination in London. Open seven days a week The market sells all kinds of things from vintage clothes to makeup and of course food. The market is also just a short walk from brick lane.