Markets in London
When you visit London, a visit at one of its many markets will be a a nice tourist day. There are both markets for clothing, food, antiques, etc. Below we have listed some of those that might be of interest.
Spitalfields Market near the east end (near the Liverpool Street subway).
Here you can buy everything from furniture to clothing. There are trendy designers selling their clothes and some celebrities as Madonna and Uma Thruman said to be shopping here sometimes ....
In the same area you will find Brick Lane Market, which is located on Brick Lane and Cheshire Street. There are five pieces of different markets within Spitfields area. One of the best known is probably the one that is indoors.
Homepage: New Spitafield Market »
One more homepage: Spitafield Market »
| Fun facts:
Opposite Spitfields Market on the corner of Commercial Street & Fournier Street, you can visit perhaps the most famous pub in London in the case of Jack the Rippe, "The Ten Bells Pub".
Two of Jack the Ripper victim visited this pub before they were murdered. Inside the pub you can see the list of Jack the Ripper victims. The interior is almost identical since 1888 when Jack performed his deeds. The pub dates from year1752.
The pub is also part of "The Jack the Ripper Tour.
|Some little different markets
(Camden Town -
The area contains of a bit different places to go that sell mixed things. Camden Lock Market (located at the canal), Camden Stables Market (here they sell fashion stuff) and Camden (Buck Street) Market and Inverness Street Market.
It is open every day of the week but not all at once. To be sure of the ultimate shopping come here on weekends - but then you also fight with a lot of other people! Here, you'll probably buy something that you never thought you needed .... Here you can also have a lunch to a good price, select one from all the world's kitchens.
Metrostations: Camden Town & Chalk Farm.
Takes about 10 minutes from downtown.
Here you will find some information about Camden Market »
| Greenwich Market
It has conducted market since the 1700s and in almost the same performance as today. On Wednesdays there is a market for food,
Thursday & Friday is the antique and art. Weekends are a mix of fashion, food and art.
Not so big market. If you still want to go to Greenwich, you can visit the market. Otherwise, there are other markets to visit which is
a little more fun.
Tub stations: Docklands Light Railway direct to Cutty Sark Gardens eller Jubilee Line to Canary Wharf, change to DLR (Docklands light Railway).
Greenwich Market London »
| Petticoat Lane Market
Here you will find everything from shoes, clothes, music, bags, etc. The market is on two streets and has been here since the 1750's.
There are many people who sells and you'll find everything from kitchen stuff, toys, clothes and shoes, music & bags. If you have time,
you can also walk to Brick Lane markets and Spitafields.
They are known for their great prices on clothing and leather jackets.
Open every day and even Sundays.
Tub stations: Liverpool street (Central, Bakerloo, Circle eller Hammersmith & City line).
Wentworth Street (mellan Middlesex Street and Goulston Street)
|Brick Lane Market
You can probably find anything, from food to second-hand clothing, furniture, newspapers, sweets, electrical products, and probably
everything in between. You are among people from all cultures and lunch might be Indian today. Here you will find all kinds of
cuisines from around the world.
Are you looking for silk fabrics from India, take the opportunity to shop here.
Is an outdoor market and an indoor. Open only on Sundays.
Tub station: Liverpool street
Address: Cheshire Street & Sclater Street
|Covent Garden Market
If you are visiting London for the first time can Convent Garden to be the area for you. The range is quite amazing, here you can buy both expensive and cheap. Clothing, jewelry, toys, art, books, music
and shoes etc.
Do not miss to visit the "Apple Market" - here you can shop products, jewelry, clothing, art, etc. that are from domestic manufacturers!
Tip: Go to Neal Street which has even more shopping, here you will find brands such as Diesel, Pepe Jeans, Miss Sixty, Speedo, Reebok and Destiny Shoes and others.
Tub station: Take the Piccadilly Line and get off at Covent Garden. You can also get off at Leicester Square to perhaps avoid all people at Covent Garden.
Covent Garden Market »
Are you in Notting Hill, you can visit the market selling everything, antiques, flowers, toys, clothes and food, etc. It's just a joy
to walk around amongst the streets and feel the wonderful atmosphere.
Fun facts: For those of you who have seen the film Notting Hill with Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts will remember the scene where William Thacker
goes on Portobello Market through several seasons on her way to her bookstore..
Tub station: Notting Hill Gate
Portobello Market »