Markets and Street Life, London
"Named after the Earl of Camden, but actually in neighbouring Islington, this series of market stalls are the centre of a vibrant local antiques trade. The ?passage? is a covered walkway stretching from the Angel up to Islington Green selling antiques and bric-a-brac in good measure. Pierrepont Row is especially good for silverware, jewellery and watches, and at Charlton Place, opposite Islington Green, there?s a book fair on Thursdays and a large collection of stalls selling anything and everything all week round. The Georgian Village indoor market specialises in art, ornaments and antique fabrics and textiles." Excerpt from BBC.
Brixton market located on Electric Avenue sells a wide range of goods from fresh fruit to electric goods, to flying fish and to some funny looking meat. You can also pick up afro-caribbean food, Colombian food of which there is also a small restaurant and they serve fresh fruit juice, empanadas with a delicious hot sauce. Inside the market they also have a great Italian restaurant serving delicious pizza. Meat and fish can also be found such as shark and goats meat, pigs tails, salt fish to plantains, okra, breadfruit and yams and other vegtables of which l would have no idea how to cook. This place is not for the faint hearted with all sorts of meat that would make you faint.... but people buy it...Also within the market you will find bric-a-brac and cheap second-hand clothes stalls on Station Road along with book and music stores. Open from Monday, Tuesday, Thursday Saturday 08:00-18:00, Wed 08:00-15:00. Closed on Sunday's.
Something I enjoy in London is going to the markets. Portobello Road is one of the most famous. But you will also find local ones which have great selection of vegetables, fruits, and others.....
One of the trendiest areas in London this days is Old Street Area. its slowly developing and attracts Lots of young Locals.
Nice Cafe's, restaurants and neighborhood.
On Saturday you can find there another street market, Hoxton Market. In this Market you can find Clothes, shoes, stuff for the house, flowers etc' etc.
Quite nice and relatively cheap.
Thats another Lovely Market where you can find mostly clothes, Leather coats, shoes things for the house, some gaggets and some food vendors who sells mostly sea food.
If i remember correctly then this market is open during Weekends only, And is closing around 15:00. so better get there early.
Greenwich Village offers several different markets. An Antiques Market that offers colectables and bric-a-brac including furniture. The covered market is a craft market of which you will find trendy clothes and jewllery. The central market offers second hand clothes and a few junk stalls. I found an excellent bookstore where prices were a 3rd off. You will also find a food market and its a nice area because the Maritime Museum is nearby and also Grennwich has a wonderful park. Take a picnic with you and watch the locals go by. Opening times are as follows:
Sat-Sun: 09:00-17:00, on Greenwich High Road.
Central Market: Outdoor
Sat: 07:00-18:00, Sun: 07:00-17:00 off Stockwell Street,
Fri, Sat 10:00-17:00, Sun: 10:00-18:00, Village Market
Crafts Market: Antiques
Thu: 07:30 -17:00, College Approach, General: Fri-Sun: 09:30-17:30
Sat: 10:00-16:00, Stockwell Street
Borough Market is one of the nicest Markets of London, actually its No. 1 to my opinion ! also many famous Locals come to grab fruits and meats there on Sat' morning !
What you'll find there is Mostly food (meat, fish, spices, veg', fruits, breads, all kind of chees, olives sauces, chocolates organic food gosh what have i forgotten..? Everything is so colorful and lovely, also some places to eat fresh food and some awesome Chorisso ! yes go there on Sat' and Friday and you'll see the line to this awesome Chorrriso Sandwich ... sigh... im getting hungry now.
When you finish in the Market go check on the pubs near the market they are some of the best in London !
Thur & Fri - noon - 18.00pm
Sat noon - 16:00pm
If you like Markets this one is defenetly the top one of Londons markets to my opinion !
Yes also in Soho area you can find a street market although quite small relatively to the others and mostly food. If you happend to be there in the weekend just have a short walk by the market. other wise dont bother especially.. there are better and much more lively markets then this one.
This market is one of the less famouse Markets of London and actually one of the nicest one.
Again you'll be able to find there some
Clothes, shoes, stuff for the house, food you can find there cheap records & tapes for good prices !, its also a great place to shop for African food, with loads of African and Caribbean takeaways and restaurants in the surrounding area.
Open: Tues-Sun, 8am-5pm (Thurs & Sun, 9am-5pm)
If you're going to visit in Greenwich, take sometime to visit this nice market.
The goods range are from junk shop paraphernalia to good qualitysecond hand clothing, crafts, porcelain dolls, jumpers model ships, old records and new CD's and more and more.
Quite a nice one !
A beautiful market at London Bridge. There was construction work going on when we were here but I am sure on market day this is a beautiful place to buy, eat and smell. I actually loved the whole area around the market - many nice looking pubs and cafes, small shops and a great atmosphere!
A beautiful covered gallery close to London's Tower Bridge. There are shops and restaurants here as well as a funny water fountain (which obviously has moving parts everywhere if it is switched on - which it wasn't when I was there. There even is a place to play Boule here - I would love to do that some day!
This is a lovely place to spend a Sunday morning even if you do not intend buying any flowers or plants. A very pretty market that will brighten even the greyest London day (and we have lots of those).
So many of them !
When you go to London it's really hard to choose which market to visit .
I can't really point out which of London's markets is my favourite but I liked the Camden Markets which are open on Sundays, the problem is the prices are too expensive and you can find most of the things in so many other places , one more problem is - the crowds , if you thought Oxford street is scary with all the crowds , then I think Camden markets are even scarier , it's too crowded there but it's worth at least one visit . If you go there on another day you'll still find most of the places in the market open and there will be less people !
Portabello market is also really nice , with lots of over priced antique shops selling over priced antiques as you go down along the street you can see some other shops like vintage clothing, record stores etc. Best day to go is Saturday but don't be shocked by the crowds !
Sometimes you can find things you really really wanted , I found lots of rare records and weird jewelry , but be sure to check if there aren't other places where you can find those things for cheaper prices.
And another thing , sometimes it's just fun to scrub your shoulders with 1000's of people on a sunday morning !
London has a lot of markets, where you can buy any number of things, my favorites are Camden Lock, (selling Antiques, crafts, accesories, clothes and bric-a-brac) and Portebello Road (selling Antiques, clothing, siverware, China).