8 Indoor Markets You Can’t Miss When Visiting London

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.


One of the stands at the Jubilee Market

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.

The elegant Leadenhall Market

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!

Hand made jewellery Stand in Backyard Market

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.

The indoor part of Camden Market

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!


One of the stands of Greenwich Market

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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This post was written by Lisa, an Italian girl globetrotting around Europe, blues&soul music lover and singer, addicted to crafting & healthy food. Oh yes, and in the meanwhile she’s a Marketing student.

Mmmm what else? She’s definitely a morning person, really lazy when it comes to make up and could spend more time in a stationary store than in a clothes one –

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20 Comment

  1. Wow, looks like a fantastic time exploring all the different markets. So much to look at!

    1. Yess there are so many here! 🙂

  2. I would have the best time just looking at everything and the different vibes of each of them, etc. Thanks for telling us more about life over in your part of the world!

    1. Yes it’s such a fun activity! Oh thank you for stopping by! 🙂

  3. Debbie says: Reply

    Thank you thank you Lisa! What a lovely post. A great distinction between outdoor and indoor markets. <3
    The blessings of your blog multiply with the love and care that you bring to your posts. THANKS!!!
    Have a great day. Love, Debbie

    1. Oh thank you Debbie, you’re always so kind!
      Have a lovely weekend! 🙂

  4. Jenny says: Reply

    Oh wow the Leadenhall Market looks like a place I want to shop! Looks gorgeous inside just the interior of the walls! Thats how I envision shops and stores to look in London!

    xo, JJ

    1. Yes, it’s deifnitely one of my favourites! 🙂

  5. I miss London!

    1. Ohh hopefully you’ll manage to come back soon then! 🙂

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  7. yukti says: Reply

    would live to go there. next time in London then definitely will refer ur blog

    1. Oh thank you! 🙂

  8. Carrie Eddins says: Reply

    Really great, I only knew about Camden thank you 🙂

    1. I’m happy it was a useful read! 🙂

  9. I’ll be visiting a friend in London soon and as I am sure that it will rain during my visit I need to plan ahead for that – so I just noted all your market suggestions and might check one out that 😉

    1. Oh I’m glad to hear this! Enjoy your visit! xx

  10. Maggie says: Reply

    This is such a lovely place <3 I want to travel and see them in person!

    1. I’m glad you like it Maggie! 🙂

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