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Top Five Favourite Markets in London

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When I lived in England, I spent most of my time in London. I loved visiting the markets there, and there was just so much to see! For years, I had read about these amazing markets, and I made it my job to visit every single one. So, here is a list of my Top Five Favourite Markets in London.

My Top Five Favourite Markets in London:

1) Portobello.

I loved this place – despite the busyness and amount of tourists stopping in my way, I really loved wandering around, buying some delicious baked goods and looking at the gorgeous houses. My parents stayed in Notting Hill when they came to visit me. I remember when I finally found the bookshop. You know, the one from the Notting Hill movie.

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top five favourite markets in London

2) Camden Lock Market.

This was another place I had read extensively about. I remember reading about this market as a teenager, and I was just so excited to finally get there. I would go there as often as I possibly could, and there was a pizza stall I loved. You could buy pizza by the slice, which I loved. The vintage shops were good, although I never actually bought anything from them, as I found other vintage stores in quieter, cheaper areas of London (if there is such a thing as ‘a cheaper area of London’).

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3) Borough Market.

I used to frequent this one all the time when I lived in South East London. My train would come in at London Bridge, and I’d make the walk to the market to pick up some divine food. I’d have to say that if I had to choose any market to go to, it’d definitely be Borough.

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4) Brick Lane.

This was more spread out over several streets (if I remember correctly). The food, the shopping, the atmosphere was fab! I also loved the graffiti art that was scattered around!

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5) Old Spitalfields Market.

This was quite close to Brick Lane, so I’d often pop in here first. There was an amazing bag stall there, that sold proper leather bags. They were beautiful. I never bought one though, which I regret hugely! I also loved how it was close to Liverpool St Station, which was the station I’d use when coming in from Essex. It meant if I had a little time before my train, I could pop to the market to do some browsing!

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I don’t know why, but this is the only photo I can find in my album of Spitalfields…

 

Honourable Mention:

I can’t finish this post without mentioning Covent Garden. It really is beautiful there. I’m trying to find a video of a music group I saw playing there once.

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top five favourite markets in London

And above is my very first youtube video ever!

So, there you have it. My top five favourite markets in London (plus one extra because I’m kind).

 

Have a look at some more of my travel posts here:

A Day in Venice

Southwark London City Walks

15 Comments

  1. Victoria

    18/06/2018 at 9:06 AM

    Love this post! I am heading down to London next week so I will be sure to check a few of these out. 😍

    1. kattie

      20/06/2018 at 9:59 AM

      Thank you! I’ve got a lot more London posts planned! I hope you enjoy your time in London 🙂

  2. Kate

    18/06/2018 at 9:32 PM

    YES! Love all of these London spots and definitely need to spend more time in them!
    Kate x
    http://www.findingkate.co

    1. kattie

      20/06/2018 at 9:58 AM

      They are such great places. I loved going to the markets and really miss them now. I didn’t realise how much I would miss everything!

  3. Sophie Wentworth

    21/06/2018 at 4:51 PM

    I love all of these places! And well…London in general. It’s got such great variety. I think Covent and Camden are my favourite two though, which is crazy as they’re so different. Beautiful photos!

    Sophie
    http://www.glowsteady.co.uk

    1. kattie

      22/06/2018 at 10:31 PM

      London is so diverse. It’s so easy to just walk and walk and walk and find something new each time! They are both so different, but so interesting!! 😀 Thank you!

  4. Leros

    29/06/2018 at 8:22 PM

    I love Portobello and Covent Garden. They’re so quaint and fun.
    xo Leros

  5. Eva

    29/06/2018 at 10:01 PM

    Ooohh I love Borough Market too! There is soooo much good food there. I also love Leadenhall Market – not that there’s a lot there, I just think it’s always got a lovely atmosphere and I love going to the pub there!

    Eva x
    http://www.whatevawears.co.uk

    1. kattie

      30/06/2018 at 2:58 AM

      I really love the atmosphere at Leadenhall too!
      I miss the food at Borough so much. 😀

  6. Sophie

    30/06/2018 at 1:52 PM

    I love London but have only ever visited Camden market, I hope I’ll get chance to try out others!
    Sophie – https://sophiehearts.net x

    1. kattie

      01/07/2018 at 4:40 AM

      Camden is such a great market to visit. I’m heading back to Europe at the beginning of next year, and I know when I go to London I’ll definitely go to Camden first. I hope you enjoy the other markets!

  7. Bexa

    30/06/2018 at 10:41 PM

    I love visiting Covent Garden whenever I’m in London, it’s such a vibrant and entertaining place to be. I have been to Camden Market a few times and loved it, it’s such a fun and unique part of the city. I need to check our some more markets, thanks for the recommendations! 💖 xx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

    1. kattie

      01/07/2018 at 4:42 AM

      That’s what I love about Covent Garden – it is so vibrant! And Camden has such a cool atmosphere too. It’s such an interesting part of London. Let me know how you go with the other markets. It’ll be great to hear whether you like them! 🙂

  8. Lena Dee

    04/07/2018 at 4:08 AM

    Your top five picks sound awesome! I totes feel like I’m missing out since I’ve never been (lol kinda wish I could jet out whenever) I think markets add so much to the culture and can put on quite the showcases. I love the vibrancy coming from the post and the places in it…I think your photography is simply fab and I can’t wait to travel more to see places like these 😀 ❤️

    xx Lena | https://lenadeexo.com

    1. kattie

      05/07/2018 at 5:40 AM

      You should definitely add them to your list! They do add so much culture, and really make these areas of the city vibrant!
      Thank you so much. That’s really lovely of you 🙂
      xx

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