With plenty of markets across the city at different times and places, it is hard to know which ones you should visit. We thought to put together the major ones, including street food collectives and food markets to make sure you are getting what you want, and going to the right places.
Berwick Street Market
This market has been around in Soho since the 18th Century, with traders selling flowers, fruit and vegetables, and street food. Getting busy around lunch-time, their food stalls include Souvlaki, burritos, Jerusalem Falafel and Savage Salads.
Open Monday through Saturday, 8am – 6pm
Brick Lane Market
Known for its curry houses, Brick Lane is one of the growing parts of London. However, there is a great market to be found here where a selection of street food traders set up everyday, right around the corner from Boxpark. They have the now-famous Rib Man with his spicy baps, and also fresh produce that you can buy.
Around the corner you will also find the Upmarket on Sundays, where people are selling a variety of clothing, toys, antiques, jewellery and more. All in all, this area is bustling at all times, and well worth a visit.
Open Saturday (11am – 6pm), and Sunday (10am – 5pm)
London’s oldest food market, this is where you will find not only a selection of fast food and takeaway options, but a lot of fresh produce, fish, and meat stalls where many of London’s restauranteurs will even shop.
The stall owners are also very knowledgeable on their produce and are happy to share the story of where their foods come from, and offer you advice with cooking and finding the best produce as well.
Open Monday-Thursday (10am – 5pm), Friday (10am – 6pm), and Saturday (8am – 5pm)
Lower Marsh Market
If you’re in the Waterloo area, this is by far the best for lunch options in the area. Open Monday through Friday, this is one of London’s oldest street food markets and plays host to some amazing food such as Cuban sandwiches, great cakes, and a healthy salad option.
If you visit the market on Saturdays, it is more like a flea and produce market.