There are so many wonderful markets to experience and explore in the city! Make sure to check some out while you are in London. I’ve included the ones we visited and also resources for discovering other markets around London.
Borough Market- This market is one of our favorites. Freshly made sandwiches, cheese, bread, sweets, snacks, fresh vegetables, beer, wine and much more. It is a great place to go grab lunch, although beware of the crowds! The market is open Thursday, Friday and Saturday. While you are there walk down to the river. There are some neat bars along the way!
Nearest Tube Station- London Bridge (Jubilee and Northern Line)
Covent Garden- Covent Garden is a neat area to explore. Beside the market there are lots of shops, restaurants and bars.
Nearest Tube Station- Covent Garden (Piccadilly Line) also close Charing Cross (Northern or Bakerloo) Leicester Square (Piccadilly and Northern Line)
Duke of York Square Food Market- Also known as the Partridge Food Market is located on Kings Road and open Saturdays from 10-4. Great ethnic foods, fresh bread, meats, cheeses, sweets and more. Kings Road is also a fun area to shop.
Nearest Tube station- Sloane Square (District or Circle Line)
Pimlico Road Farmers’ Market- This market was less than a mile from our house in the quaint Pimlico Square not far from Sloane Square. There is plenty of fresh vegetables, fruits, meats, pies, flowers and more. Visit this market any Saturday between 9am-1pm. While you are there check out Daylesford Organic Farm Shop and Cafe. They offer lots of yummy organic fresh foods and great little cafe serving British food with a fresh organic flare.
Nearest Tube Station- Sloane Square (District or Circle Line)
Portobello Road Market- This market is located near Notting Hill Gate and is probably one of the most famous markets. It was made famous in the movie Notting Hill. You can still find The Travel Bookshop if you walk down far enough and turn left. The address in 13 Blenheim Crescent. The market has antiques, souvenirs, pictures, clothes, neat shops, fresh flowers, vegetables, fruit and much more. The market gets terribly crowded, especially on Friday and Saturday and during the summer. I would suggest getting there right at 8:00am so that the market is more enjoyable.
Nearest Tube Station- Notting Hill Gate (Central, District or Circle Lines)
Other MARKETS can be found at the following links:
London Farmers’ Markets- A great website for all London area markets.
London Markets- A resource for markets in all areas of London