I’ve created this guide to the best food markets in London because the city has some serious street cred – from delicious Lebanese street food to spicy Jamaican
Londoners are serious about their food, and nowhere else will you find this more evident than in the numerous food markets in London.
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In this guide, I’ve provided a list of the best street food markets around the city – from trendy pop-ups, vegan-friendly venues, and weekend-only food markets to the most famous markets in London.
Tip: If you’re planning a trip to the Big Smoke, then read my London travel tips.
Best London Food Markets
Whether you’re in North, East, South, or West London, there’s a food market just waiting for you to explore. So, let’s dive in and find the best food market in London where you can eat to your heart’s content.
I hope you enjoy this list of the top food markets in London.
Borough Market – One of my personal favourite London street food markets
I love it for many reasons, including the fact that it’s one of the oldest food markets in London.
There’s been a market on the existing site since the 12th century. Borough Market has more than 1000 years of history and is also one of the largest food markets in the city. It spans around 4.5 acres with more than 100 stalls to browse.
At Borough market, there is a delicious array of street food that will have your taste buds tingling.
While you can even spend time just walking around sampling food for free, be sure to support the local vendors by buying something from their stalls.
To make it easy for you, I recommend visiting the following stalls at Borough Market.
Try Khanom Krok for a taste of Thai street food. Or Padella Borough Market to carb-load on freshly made pasta or try the moist duck confit sandwich with crispy salad.
For tapas in Borough Market, visit Tapas Brindisa London Bridge – their wines are also fabulous and compliment their dishes.
And if you want to leave with some spices to add to your cooking, why not fill your basket up with some Jamaican spices and seasonings from Pimento Hill.
To satisfy your sweet tooth at Borough Market London, visit Gelateria 3Bis, a traditional Italian gelato shop. Although not inside Borough Market, it’s across the street, right next door to the Monmouth Coffee Company.
It is usually less busy than the market stalls, and the ice cream there is one of the best in the city.
Borough Market is one of the top markets in London, and you can expect it to be quite busy. So it’s best to know exactly what you would like to try beforehand.
To learn even more about Borough Market’s history and vendors, as well as sample food on offer in the market, I highly recommend taking a food tour.
I am a big fan of food tours. I have done food tours in Prague, Italy, and London and loved them all. I think they can help you understand and appreciate a country’s history and people.
If you are in the mood for even more tapas near Borough Market, then walk five minutes up the street to One Square and visit Duro Bar. It’s easily the best Portuguese restaurant in the area and an Instagrammable spot for photos.
Borough Market opening times:
The main market is open seven days a week.
Monday – Friday | 10:00 – 17:00
Saturday | 8:00 – 17:00
Sunday | 10:00 – 15:00
Location: Address | 8 Southwark St, London SE1 1TL
Nearest tube station | London Bridge
Greenwich Market – Great food market in South London
If you’re looking for things to do in Greenwich, visiting this market is an excellent option.
It’s a little further afield but great if you’re in South London. Greenwich Market is a short walk from the Cutty Sark and the Martine Observatory and is in one of the pretty’s Boroughs of London.
It may not be a tourist destination like Borough Market, but this market is loved by the locals and is known for its locally sourced organic produce.
At Greenwich Market, you will also find the best Brazilian churros in London, mouth-watering Ethiopian vegan dishes, and weird ramen burgers at Pimp My Ramen. You can also enjoy tasty yam chips at Ngozi Kitchen (do get there early to avoid queuing).
Greenwich Market has a more upscale flea market London vibe to it. So, don’t expect super cheap things in this market.
You can even do a Greenwich food tour, which I highly recommend – check tour prices here
Greenwich Market opening times:
The market is open every day (except Christmas day) from 10:00 – 17:30. Bear in mind that the market is sometimes closed on Mondays during the first few months of the year. Weekends are generally busiest throughout the year.
Location: Address | 58 Greenwich Market, London SE10 9HZ
Nearest Tube | Greenwich
Camden Market / KERB Camden
Like the surrounding Camden Market in the Camden Stables, KERB Camden offers the hustle and bustle of traders and food stalls.
KERB, the street food Gods of London, is known for their inventive and downright crazy ass food trucks.
KERB took over the Camden Food Market and elevated it to a destination for exciting high-quality food in London.
At the same time, they kept oldies but goodies like Shaka Zulu, an African restaurant and bar, and mouth-watering and belly-filling Roti House with their amazing curry-naan bread wraps. And Taiwanese lunch boxes at BIAN DANG.
Get your dog on (a hot dog, that is) at Oh My Dog. Here a simple hot dog just won’t do, and you too can have your hot dog dressed in homemade sauces (slow-roasted cherry tomato and vodka relish) on homemade demo-brioche buns.
Now, if that’s not making you hungry, I don’t know what will. If you’re like me and on a never-ending quest for the best calamari in the world, then visit Ink and try out their Szechuan squid. It will make all your calamari dreams come true.
You can also do a walking tour of Camden – check ticket prices here
Camden food market opening times:
Most stalls and businesses in Camden Market are open every day from 10:00 to 18:00. Additionally, the area is busiest during weekends and bank holidays.
Location: Address | KERB Camden Market, West Yard, Camden Lock Place, London, NW1 8AF
Nearest tube station | Camden Town
Brick Lane Market – Popular Weekend Markets London
The Brick Lane food market is a universe unto itself, housed in the Old Truman Brewery.
Housing everything from antique furniture and leather clothing goods stalls to organic olives and green juice stalls. It’s a must-visit attraction in Brick Lane and one of the best weekend food markets in London.
Surrounding the Old Truman Brewery is an assortment of other smaller markets like the Vintage Market London, the Backyard Market, the Boiler House Food Hall, and the Sunday Upmarket. These markets sell any and everything under the sun. Brick Lane Market is one of the well-known East London food markets.
It is certainly a place worth experiencing in the city. And mainly flocked by bargain and vintage hunters, art students, and young, hip Londoners.
Brick Lane Market is amongst one of the best markets in London, and you’ll find many vintage shops in the area.
Brick Lane Food Market opening times:
Saturday | 11:00 – 18:00
Sunday | 10:00 – 17:00
Location: Address | 91 Brick Ln, London E1 6QR, UK
Nearest tube station | Shoreditch High Street
Broadway Market – Top-notch food market in London
Hackney’s Broadway Market is one of the few Saturday markets London boasts. Just like the residences of Hackney, this market is vibrant and multicultural, offering products from smaller independent vendors, cafes and bars.
Some highlights of Broadway Market include fresh oysters from Oyster Boy, Chegworth’s pressed apple juice, salt beef from the Jewish Deli, and the Bad Brownies.
Have a look through the stalls via the market’s gallery.
For all the vegans and vegan-curious folks out there, Broadway Market is worth a visit.
Broadway Market opening times:
The Broadway Market is open on Saturdays only, from 9:00 – 17:00.
Address | 38-44 Broadway Market, London, E8 4QJ
Nearest tube station | London Fields or Cambridge Heath Overground. Or a short walk from Bethnal Green.
Berwick Street Food Market London
Soho’s Berwick Street Market dates back to 1778 and offers a variety of products from around the world like Greek souvlaki, Afghan curries, paella, and Caribbean jerk chicken.
If you’re wondering “what’s the best street food market London has to offer,” Berwick Street Market is certainly a strong contender.
The market is busiest during lunchtime when the office workers of Soho descend on the market for their lunch.
Berwick Street Market opening times:
Berwick Street Market is open every day of the week except Sundays.
Monday to Saturday | 8:00 – 18:00
Address | Berwick St, Soho, London W1F 0PH
Nearest tube station | Piccadilly Circus or Leicester Square
Looking for the best outdoor markets in London? Well, Exmouth Market is a delightful street market between Clerkenwell and Islington and is every London hipster’s current obsession. Exmouth Market boasts some of London’s best food and drinks joints, coming alive mostly in summer and warmer weather.
In this market, almost every cafe and restaurant has outdoor seating and cover, making for a lovely sidewalk cafe ambiance that feels distinctly European.
Here you’ll also find an array of Vietnamese, Italian, and Middle Eastern food, as well as some of the best coffee shops in London.
Exmouth market opening times:
The Exmouth Market is open on weekdays from 11:00 – 14:00.
Address | Exmouth Market, Clerkenwell, London EC1R 4TL
Nearest tube station | Farringdon
Maltby Street Market – Among the top Sunday food markets in London
Opening every weekend, Maltby Street Market is a lesser-known London food market than Borough Market. Yet not a place you should miss out on visiting.
Located beside the rail tracks in Bermondsey, many vendors sell and make their goods in the brick-arched openings of rail frames.
The narrow street of the market is packed wall-to-wall with excellent food vendors and beautiful antique stores. Expect lots of foodie goodness, plenty of wine, and some fantastic street food.
Maltby Street Market opening times:
This market is open on Saturday and Sunday.
Saturday | 10:00 – 17:00
Sunday | 11:00 – 16:00
I suggest that you visit around midday when all the stalls are open.
Address | Arch 46, Ropewalk, Maltby St, London SE1 3PA
Nearest tube station | Bermondsey
Southbank Food Market London
Southbank food market offers fantastic street food, delicious coffee, fresh juices, and sweet treats. With a selection of fresh produce to take home and guest traders each week.
Southbank Street Food Market in London is fresh, vibrant, and lined with stalls bringing mouth-watering cuisine from Africa, Asia, the Americans, and Europe to London.
There’s no wonder why Southbank is one of London’s top food destinations.
You can find the market on Southbank Centre Square each weekend, including bank holidays and for an extended market at the end of summer.
Southbank food market opening times:
Friday | 12:00 – 20:00
Saturday | 11:00 – 20:00
Sunday | 12:00 – 18:00
Monday (bank holidays only) | 12:00 – 18:00
Address | Southbank Centre, Belvedere Rd, Bishop’s, London SE1 8XX
Nearest Station | Waterloo or Embankment
Brixton Village Market
Brixton Village Market is not really a London street food market but more of a Mecca for independent and ethnic food shops in the city.
It’s the place you go to get your Jamaican curry goat and roti from an actual Jamaican.
For all your jerk chicken needs, hit up Fish, Wings and Tings (my brother’s favourite).
Try out El Rancho De Lalo for the best empanadas in London, it’s always filled with locals, and you can get a set lunch for £7.50.
For a slice of Japan, hit up Okan Brixton. Here the space is small, but the serving sizes for Yaki Udon and Okonomiyaki more than make up for it. Get there early to avoid queuing as the place is tiny, and London hipsters like to arrive early to everything.
Brixton Village Market opening times:
Monday – Sunday | 8:30 – 18:00
Address | Brixton Village, 10-11 Coldharbour Lane, London SW9 8LB
Nearest tube station | Brixton
Old Spitalfields Market
Originally operating as a wholesale market in 1875, Old Spitalfields Market is one of the best street food markets in East London.
You’ll not only find food in the Old Spitalfields Market but also stalls selling art and clothing.
This covered market has 10 stalls at its heart, but some great stalls to look out for are Sood Family, which sells fresh pasta and JiaBa, which serves up traditional Taiwanese dishes. Old Spitalfields is one of the more established London street markets.
You can also do a food tour of East London – Check Ticket Prices Here
Old Spitalfields Market opening times:
Monday – Wednesday| 10:00 – 20:00
Thursday | 8:00 – 18:00
Friday | 10:00 – 20:00
Saturday | 10:00 – 18:00
Sunday | 10:00 – 17:00
Address | Old Spitalfields Market is located at 16 Horner Square, London E1 6EW, UK
Nearest tube to Spitalfields Market | Liverpool Street, Shoreditch High Street (overground), or Aldgate
Dinerama – Arguably the best street food in London
Dinerama is one of the best street food markets London has to offer. From the gurus behind Street Feast, you have Dinerama.
Here you’ll come across super cool, colourful neon-lit spaces and moreish food stalls like ‘white men can’t jerk’, a Caribbean fusion stall and sexy doughnuts from ‘You Donut’ and steamed yum buns from Baos.
It’s one of the best food courts London boasts, and you won’t go hungry. On a Friday evening after work, this is where you should start your night.
Dinerama has five locations (Shoreditch, Canary Wharf, Canada Water, Lewisham and Woolwich).
But the Shoreditch one is my favourite location. It has a different vibe from the rest, and all your food and drinking needs are nicely condensed over two floors.
Dinerama opening times:
Dinerama is open from Thursday to Saturday.
Thursday and Friday | 17:00 – 22:00
Saturday | 12:00 – 22:00
Address | 19 Great Eastern St, London EC2A 3EJ
Nearest tube station: Shoreditch High Street
A relative newcomer on the scene since opening in autumn 2016, the Mercato Metropolitano street food market has been growing from strength to strength.
Mercato Metropolitano – the name is a nod to its Italian vibe.
You’ll find it located just behind the Elephant and Castle shopping centre, in an unexplored part of London.
This means that the market is less crowded with a more chilled vibe compared to the other London markets on this list.
At a glance, you’ll think this food market is small, and you’ll miss the large, modern food court hiding in a 45,000-square foot warehouse. Trust me; it’s huge!
There is communal seating in the market with food selections ranging from City BBQ to Vietnamese Pho, Kansas, to Lebanese wraps.
You can even build your own tiramisu and Italian sandwiches, and there’s also a snazzy grocer where you can pick up some nice cheese and cured meat.
You can’t visit this Italian inspired food market without trying out their authentic Neapolitan pizza at Mercato Metropolitano’s La Pizza Napoletana.
Mercato Metropolitano opening times:
This market is open every day of the week.
Monday – Thursday | 12:00 – 23:00
Friday and Saturday | 12:00 – 24:00
Sunday | 12:00 – 22:00
Address | 42 Newington Causeway, London SE1 6DR, UK
Nearest tube station | Elephant and Castle and Waterloo
Pop Brixton – Some of the best street food London offers
If you’re in Brixton for a day, then visit Pop Brixton. A space made by stacking shipping containers in a disused area and turning it into a creative place where the cool kids in the area hang out.
All I can say is that Londoners are a creative bunch – we can make something out of nothing. Here you’ll see food stalls and shop fronts serving up some tasty treats from some of London’s best street food traders.
Like Mama’s Jerk, which dishes out juicy Jamaican style street food, along with Scoop (a boutique Ice Cream).
There’s also Maria Sabina with its Mexican street food in London alongside social initiatives like Minerva Tutors providing academic tutors to kids of all ages.
To truly experience Pop Brixton, it’s best to visit on a Friday evening when both sake from Sakeya and good music will be flowing.
Tip: For more eateries in the area, check out my guide on the best coffee shops in Brixton for your daily caffeine fix.
Pop Brixton opening times:
Pop Brixton is open every day of the week.
Sunday – Wednesday | 9:00 – 23:00
Thursday – Saturday | 9:00 – 24:00 (midnight)
Address | 49 Brixton Station Road, Brixton, London SW9 8PQ
Nearest tube station | Brixton
If you’re looking to wander around a covered market in the city, Leadenhall Market is a superb option. The market’s history dates back to around 1321, and it’s certainly a London landmark worth visiting.
Leadenhall Market has been rebuilt over the years, but you’ll still experience a bit of the old-age feel while exploring.
The market started out by selling meat, game, and poultry. Today, you’ll find a number of unique boutiques, cafes, restaurants, pubs, and some of the best wine bars in London.
Leadenhall Market is an excellent spot to visit on chilly days, and there are plenty of places where you can grab a comforting meal.
For delicious Spanish cuisine, make your way to La Vina. And if you’re craving Italian food, Giorgio serves delectable plates of pasta. Cheese and wine lovers will love Cheese at Leadenhall.
Leadenhall Market opening times:
Leadenhall Market is open seven days a week for 24 hours each day. You’re welcome to stroll through the space, but keep in mind that the operating hours of individual shops and restaurants vary.
Address | Gracechurch St, London EC3V 1LT
Nearest tube station | Monument station
Calling all foodies – this London food hall is a great spot to satisfy your belly, and you’ll have endless options to do so. In this buzzing food court, there are eight kitchens, and each serves up mouthwatering creations.
Here you can enjoy delicious dim sum, barbeque feasts, handmade pasta, and taste some of the best tacos in the city. You’ll find plenty of communal seating in the space, and there is also an expansive rooftop terrace to soak up the sun and admire the beautiful views.
In addition to the Victoria Street branch, you can visit Market Halls in Canary Wharf and Oxford Street too. If you’re heading to Market Halls on Oxford Street, be sure to pop in for a drink from 17:00 to 19:00 during happy hour.
Market Halls Victoria opening times:
The market is open seven days a week from around 10:00. Keep in mind individual traders’ hours vary, so it’s good to check out their official websites or social media pages if you’re hoping to visit a particular shop.
Sunday – Tuesday | 10:00 – 22:00
Wednesday – Friday | 10:00 – 23:00
Saturday | 10:30 – 23:00
Address | 191 Victoria St, London SW1E 5NE
Nearest tube station | St James’s Park station
Seven Dials Market is an upscale multi-level food court in London. If you find yourself wandering around Covent Garden, be sure to check out this spot for fun foodie adventures. Or simply visit to refuel after browsing the shops in Neal’s Yard.
It’s one of the best food halls London has to offer, with a number of independent shops serving delicious creations inside and outside the space.
You can tuck into various dishes, including cheesy creations from Pick & Cheese – The Cheese Bar.
Head to the Chai Guys for an aromatic and spicy cup of tea, or find your new favourite book at the Market Bookshop.
There are also several events hosted at the market, including live music performances. And if you’re looking for event spaces, you can book the Market Bookshop or Bar Nana.
Note: Seven Dials Market features step-free access and wheelchair accessible toilet facilities.
Seven Dials Market opening times:
Monday – Tuesday | 11:00 – 22:00
Wednesday – Saturday | 11:00 – 23:00
Sunday | 11:00 – 21:00
Address | 35 Earlham St, London WC2H 9LD
Nearest tube station | Covent Garden, Leicester Square, and Holborn Underground stations
Here you’ll find scrumptious ready-made goodies to fill your belly or pick up a few products to prepare your weekly meals. The market features a number of vendors selling everything from organic meats and fresh fish to locally baked bread and cakes.
As you wander around picking out your favourite fruits and veggies, you might hear pleasant melodies in the background as the market features live jazz at times.
Whether you’re in the mood for some street food or just looking to spend the day in a scenic environment, a visit to this market makes for a wonderful outing.
Victoria Park Market opening times:
Sunday | 10:00 – 16:00
Address | Victoria Park, between Bonner Gate and Gore Gate, London E2 9JW
Nearest tube station | Stepheny Green station
Leather Lane Market is a vibrant weekly affair that features several stalls spread out on this charming street. It is one of the oldest markets in London.
The market’s history dates back to more than 400 years ago and has had a variety of different names in the past.
Today, the market boasts many stalls selling fresh produce, second-hand books, clothing, footwear, and more. Here you can pick up a new pair of shoes or stop by a flower stall and treat a loved one to a beautiful bouquet.
Leather Lane Market opening times:
Monday – Friday | 10:00 – 16:00
Address | Leather Ln, London EC1N 7TJ
Nearest tube station | Farringdon and Chancery Lane tube stations
I hope this list of the finest food halls and best street markets in London helps you eat inconceivable amounts of carbs and fill your belly but also find some new cuisines to try out.
Whether you’re looking to buy quirky clothing items or visit the best food market, London is home to plenty of suitable spots. The markets above are just a few of the top spots in the city, all waiting to be explored. Enjoy!