Markets are definitely one of my (many) favorite things here in London. There are so many of them, selling different things and located in different areas. Despite all the various differences though, there is one characteristic that I believe is very important to underline: Covered Markets and Outdoors Markets (very useful to know especially when it’s raining or not that warm 😉 ). In this post I’ll start with the indoor markets, another post about the outdoors markets will be coming soon 😉
The most known one is definitely Covent Garden, a quite refined market due to the shops and the handmade items market that are present inside. I talked already about this market in this post, it was Christmas when I wrote the post and Covent Garden was dressed with beautiful and refined decorations but even in other periods of the year this place never loses its charm!
Right in front of Covent Garden there’s another indoor market, the Jubilee Market, where you can find a variety of stalls, from art and crafts to bags, clothes, jewellery and even some food stands.
Moving to another area, the city, hidden by all the majestic skyscrapers that characterize that area, there’s the elegant and old-styled Leadenhall Market. Which will look familiar to the Harry Potter fans since some of the movie scenes were shot there.
While, if you’re looking for something less fancy and with a vintage touch the Old Spitalfields Market will definitely please you. Located in Shoreditch area, this market offers items for any kind of personal preference from vintage to handmade, new or second handed.
Not far from this market and located in the famous Brick Lane, there’s the Backyard Market, this is just a weekend market though. The main theme of this market is arts&crafts so if you’re into hand-made things this is definitely the place for you!
Another known market which I’m quite sure you’ve already heard about is Camden Market, in Camden Town area. I’d define this a semi-covered market since there’s a part which is outdoor, the food market, while the “normal market” where they sell dresses, accessories, bags, music, ecc. it’s covered. The personality of this market reflects the vibes of this special area: eclectic with a youthful touch.
Borough Market is also quite popular and semi-covered, positioned very close to London Bridge, this food market with loads of fresh goodies, from fruit, veggies to real french cheese stands will make your hunger reach high levels! But no worries, in the outdoor part there are ready-to-eat food stands and fresh bakery stalls.
If perhaps you’re looking for a market in a more calm area, a little bit out of London, Greenwich Market will fit your requests. Composed by 120 stalls of antiques, art & other chattels this market will make you wanna stay there for hours!
As mentioned in previous posts, London is so full of places to discover that these might (for sure, actually) not be the only indoor markets here! So I’ll definitely update this list if I discover new ones 😉
What about you, have you ever been to one of these markets or other indoor markets in London? Which one is your favorite? I’d love to hear from you! 🙂
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