The Top Food Markets To Visit In The Capital
Our guide to the best market spots to find a bite to eat in London.
Southbank Food Market
As you stroll along the Southbank, you are likely to stumble across the Southbank Food Market. This most central of London markets is the perfect stop-off point for a Saturday stroll, with a range of vendors offering everything from Korean BBQ to artisan beer and wines. Plus if you're looking to sit and stay a while, you can stroll further along the riverside and perch on a bench and watch the world go by.
One of South London's best kept secrets, Mercato Metropolitano is a food lover’s heaven. This market is bursting with vendors offering pizza, fresh pasta, and various delicious dishes from around the world, so get ready to leave in a food coma. The food hall is also surrounded by green and leafy courtyards filled with seating, perfect for a sunny day.
Easily one of the most famous and oldest food markets in London, dating all the way back to the 13th century, Borough market was the blueprint for all that came after it. The market boasts top retailers of classic British produce, with offerings ranging from artisan bread to fresh fish. If you're planning to visit, be sure to get there early as this market is loved by thousands of tourists and locals alike.
Finishing your stroll along Brick Lane and feeling a little peckish? Less than a 10 minute walk away is the eclectic home of vintage shopping and quirky eats, Old Spitalfields Market. Home to various iconic street vendors including the TikTok-Famous Humble Crumble, serving up crumbles that might even rival your Nan’s. While you’re there, be sure to check out Bubula, with vegetarian flavours landing somewhere between Middle-Eastern and mediterranean, it's definitely one to check out.
If you’re looking to make a day out of it, Camden Market is the one for you. Start your stroll from Regent’s Park all the way along the buzzing canal to Camden Market. Vendors here offer up New-York style pizza, authentic curries and fried chicken amongst famous surroundings. You’re going to be pretty spoiled for choice.
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