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Explore London through its Food Markets!

By CollegeHallRAs 01 Nov 2022

London is a foodie heaven, so if you want to try new amazing things and discover London at the same time, look no further. Here is a list of some of London's best food markets! Not only will their food and produce make your tastebuds happy, but each one will allow you to get a sense of and discover a different area of London. 

North London

- Bloomsbury Farmers Market: Right across the street from College Hall, it is an excellent place for breakfast, brunch or lunch on a Thursday!

Thursday: 9 am to 2 pm.

- Leather Lane Market: An outdoor street market in the Holborn area. It is the oldest street market in the Borough of Camden and only a 26minute walk from College Hall. 

Monday - Friday: 10 am to 4 pm.

- Seven Dials Market:  A multi-level food court with many mini-restaurants and other small stalls and shops.

Monday -Tuesday: 11 am to 10 pm, Wednesday - Saturday: 11 am to 11 pm, Sunday:  11 am to 9 pm.

East London

- Victoria Park Market: A food market within one of East London's most beautiful parks. Explore the food stalls and buy fresh produce and enjoy the live music! 

Sunday: 10 am to 4 pm.

- Broadway Market: Well known for its high-quality produce, fashion, vintage clothing and independent boutiques.

"It may be the closest thing London’s markets have to a catwalk" - TimeOut

Saturday: 9 am to 5 pm.

- Old Spitalfields Market: A covered market established over 350 years ago that hosts a variety of stalls with food and much more. 

Monday -Friday: 10 am to 8 pm; Saturday - Sunday: 10 am to 5 pm.

South London

- Borough Market: One of the largest and most renowned markets with high-end delicious food. 

Monday - Saturday: 10 am to 5 pm; Sunday: 10 am to 3 pm

- Southbank Centre Market: A lively outdoor market right next to the river Thames.

Friday - Saturday: 12 - 9 pm; Sunday: 12 - 6pm.

- Maltby Street Market: An outdoor market with fresh produce, food stalls and boutiques uniquely positioned underneath the arches of a railway bridge.

Saturday: 10 am to 5 pm; Sunday: 11 am to 4 pm

- Vinegar Yard: An outdoor market with food and bar stalls that converts into a flea market on weekends. It is also only a two-minute walk from KCL's Guy's Campus! 

Tuesday: 5 pm - 10 pm; Wednesday - Thursday: 12 - 10pm; Friday - Saturday: 12 - 11:30; Sunday: 12 - 8 pm.

West London

- Portobello Road Market: Famous for its appearance in the film: Notting Hill, this market has various things, from street food to vintage stalls and souvenirs.

Monday - Saturday: 8 am - 7 pm.

- Marylebone Farmers' Market: An outdoor market where you can find seasonal produce, and local and artisanal creations. 

Sunday:  10 am - 2 pm.

- Mercato Metropolitano Mayfair: One of Mercato Metropolitano's multiple locations, this market hosts multiple small eateries inside a repurposed church building. 

Moday - Thursday: 12 - 11 pm; Friday - Saturday: 12 - 12 am; Sunday: 12 - 10pm.

I hope you have a great time exploring ;)

by Despina Pantouli


College Hall,