The Best of London Markets for Market Lovers

London is one of the most popular cities to visit in the world. This city, unlike some others, has maintained its old charm yet is still super advanced and at the helm of development in many different industries. 

– Post in collaboration with Shaftesbury Hotels 

London Markets

Although London is famous for many things, one of the most unique experiences you can indulge in here is to visit and witness its many markets. All over London city you’ll find several weekly, yearly and even daily markets. All these markets have a distinct vibe and offer a variety of things like food, clothes, antiques, accessories, homeware and more.

If you’re a market lover and want to venture out to different markets in London, then you must book a luxurious and comfortable stay for yourself at the Shaftesbury hotel in London. The hotel is in a prime location, making it convenient for you to visit all of the major markets in the city. Plus, the hotel offers unmatched hospitality, services, and rooms with modern designs that make your stay as memorable as it can be. The hotel is ideal for all kinds of travellers, so if you’re travelling with family, friends, a loved one or for work, this hotel suits all its visitors.

Exploring the markets that are so easy to get to from the Shaftesbury Hotel, will give you a taste of the different vibes and cultures of this city. Rain or shine all year around the year the London markets are up and running – they’re a hardy bunch those Londoners. 

Prime market areas

Some of the prime areas to explore the best markets in London are luckily in the central part of the city and are well connected by public transport like tubes and buses. They’re located in the most touristy parts of London.

Camden Market, as you’d expect, is in Camden, mostly located near the Camden Lock. The Portobello Market is in Notting Hill, the Apple and Jubilee Market in Covent Garden, Borough Market near London Bridge and Brick Lane and other markets near Shoreditch.

Other popular markets in London include the summer markets near Canary Wharf and the Brixton Market in Brixton. If you’re shopping at the markets all day, you’ll need somewhere nice to stay to rest your legs – step up the Shaftesbury Hotel. 

Things to shop

You name it and these markets have it. Here you’ll find clothes, accessories, footwear, jewellery, hand-made items, antiques, artwork, electronics, gothic items and lots of home décor treats. They’re all unique finds and sourced from the real manufactures or creators. During the Christmas period, special Christmas markets are set up to sell Christmas tree ornaments, cards, cakes and more. While in summers the food markets serving amazing food and drinks are more popular. From vintage finds to quirky and trendsetting collections, these markets have it all. If you’re lucky and are good at bargaining, you can crack a good deal here.

If you’re exploring one of the food markets, you can not only eat freshly food here from different stalls offering different cuisines but can also buy fresh produce foods here. You can indulge in a fine selection of oils, cheese, cereals, cookies and fresh farm produce.

Best times to visit

The best time to visit these markets are on a clear day and mostly weekend as the crowd enhances its vibe.

Helpful market-friendly tips

Some preparations can help you have a better time at these markets. Make sure you take cash with you as most of the vendors here accept only cash and make sure you take care of your belongings as the markets tend to get busy.

Have fun!

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