There’s nothing quite like strolling around a colourful London market on a sunny day. Thankfully, the British capital has no shortage of vibrant markets where you can find countless treasures to buy or just people watch to your heart’s content.
Portobello Road Market
If you happen to be in London on a Saturday, head to gorgeous Notting Hill and mingle with locals as they walk along the splendid Portobello Road. The latter is the site of perhaps the most famous market in London. You can find loads of things to buy in this lively market but it’s mostly popular for vintage clothing and, especially, second-hand designer brand items.
You don’t know what a Sunday in London feels like if you haven’t squeezed your way through the cobblestone alleys of Brick Lane Market. Buzzing with life in the very heart of Shoreditch, Brick Lane is the indisputable queen of London markets lately. For good reason. Shopping, ethnic food, amazing street art and happy crowds is all you need for an unforgettable Sunday in the British capital.
Columbia Road Flower Market
It’s just over 1km to walk from Brick Lane to Columbia Road so make sure you do so on a Sunday because the Flower Market held there every week is a sight for sore eyes. Nothing can get more colourful than the loaded with fresh flowers stalls of Columbia Road Flower Market. Strolling around this market is an absolutely authentic experience as you will hardly stumble upon any tourists along the way.
Old Spitalfields Market
Open seven days a week, the Old Spitalfields Market is housed in a gorgeous Victorian building. A visit to this market is mandatory if you’re interested in buying your loved ones back home special, out-of-the-ordinary gifts.
Hackney Flea Market
The Hackney Flea Market takes place only once a month (on a Saturday), so if you want to experience it, you either have to be really lucky or to plan your trip to London accordingly. This market is all about retro treasures from clothing to board games to kitchen utensils.
Do you need help discovering all the hidden treasures that await to become yours? Join a vintage shopping tour around East London and make the most of your shopping experience in the British capital!