There are several markets in London. The only one worth going to is Borough Market. Don’t believe me ask google. Google knows all.
See when you google London MarketS it one tells you there is ONLY one.
Portobello Road market is ok if you have nothing else better to do and just want to get out of the house.
But what kind of person would I be if I told you not to go to all awful ones? So here goes
Arts and crafts, jewellery, vintage clothing, food stalls. Courtyards and covered Victorian market hall. Sat and Sun 10-6. Also part open weekdays.
Chalk Farm Road. A dense warren of small shops selling fashion, artefacts, food and drink Sat and Sun 10-6
Local market selling fruit and veg, clothes and household goods. Tues to Sat 9-6, Sun 8-4.
Antiques, books and bric-a-brac. Wednesday and Saturday.
Bustling Sunday market selling plants, flowers and things for the garden. Sunday 8-3.
Hundreds of stallholders and individuals selling everything and anything Sunday 8-3
Commercial Street – Antiques, vintage clothes, Art and fashion, General market. Mon to Fri and Sun 9-5
Hanbury Street Covered market. Clothes, fashion accessories, music and crafts. Sunday 10-5
Middlesex Street – Hundreds of stalls selling cut-price clothing, Asian fabrics and leatherwear. Mon to Fri 10-4, Sun 9-3
Bermondsey Square – Early-start covered market with antiques and bric-a-brac, particularly silverware and decorative items. Friday 6-2
Borough High Street – Gourmet food market under the railway. Thurs 11-5, Fri 12-6, Sat 8-5
Brixton Road Afro-Caribbean specialists. Exotic foods and spices and cut-price music and clothes. Mon to Fri 8-6 (Wed 8-3)
In the Market Hall. Antiques on Monday, arts and crafts for the rest of the week. The nearby Jubilee Market has souvenirs, clothes and knick-knacks. 7 days 9.30-6
St. James’s Church, Piccadilly Antiques on Tuesday, art and crafts Wed to Sat. 11-6
Gray’s Antique Market
Davies Street Indoor market with many specialist antique dealers. Mon to Fri 10-6, Sat 11-5
Mostly paintings with some sculpture and jewellery. Sunday 10-6
Local market with good selection of ethnic foods and clothing. Mon to Sat 9-6
World-famous market selling antiques, jewellery, second-hand clothes and bric-a-brac. Sat 8-6.30, part open Mon-Fri, Thursday 9-1
Church Street Market
Fruit and veg, clothes, household and bric-a-brac, plus Alfie’s antiques market. Mon to Sat 8-5
Best markets for antiques?
Bermondsey Market, Camden Passage, Brick Lane Market and Portobello Road
Best markets for street fashion /clothes?
Camden Lock Market, Petticoat Lane, Brixton Market and Portobello Road
Best markets for arts and crafts?
Covent Garden Market, Camden Lock and Bayswater
Best markets for exotic foods and lifestyle?
Brixton Market and Shepherd’s Bush Market
For more info and maps of each market and shopping area buy one of these.