The 14 Best Food Markets in London | Delicious Street Food


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 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.

In this guide of the best food markets in London, 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.

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    Best Food Markets in London

    Whether you’re from North, East, South or West London, (or even just visiting London), there’s a London food market just waiting for you to explore. So dive in, and eat to your heart’s contents.

    Food Markets in London Borough Market

    I hope you enjoy this list of the 14 top food markets in London. 

    For more from my London travel guide series, check out my 5 day London itinerary. Or read my guide to the best day trips from the city. 

    Borough Market – One of my personal favourite London street food markets

    If you’ve read my other free things to do in London guide, you already know I love Borough Market! It’s arguably the best street food market London has to offer.

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    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. But mostly at Borough market, there is a delicious array of street food.

    You can even spend time just walking around sampling food for free. But 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. Borough Market is one of the biggest food markets in London.

    London Borough Market

    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 3Bliss, 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 London.

    The market can get busy, so it’s best to know exactly what you would like to try beforehand. As Borough Market is one of the top markets in London.

    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 5 minutes up the street to One Square and visit Duro Bar.

    Borough Market Food Markets in London

    It’s easily the best Portuguese restaurant in London, but you’ll also get some Instagram worthy photos in this restaurant.

    Borough Market opening times

    The main market is open Wednesday – Saturday with select stalls open on Monday and Tuesday. All stalls are closed on Sundays.

    Monday – Thursday | 10 am – 5 pm

    Friday | 10 am – 6 pm

    Saturday | 8 am – 5 pm

    Location

    Address | Borough High Street, Borough, London, SE1 9DE

    Nearest tube station | London Bridge 


    Greenwich Market – Great food market in South London

    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.

    Best Food Markets in 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, weird ramen burger at Pimp My Ramen and 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 am – 5:30 pm. 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 | 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.

    Camden Market Food Market

    KERB, the street food Gods of London, are 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.

    While keeping 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. As well as Taiwanese lunch boxes at BIAN DANG.

    Get your dog on (a hot dog that is) at Oh My Dog – where 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), homemade demo-brioche buns.

    Now if that’s not making you hungry, I don’t know what will. If like me you’re 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 Market UK

    Camden food market opening times

    Most stalls and businesses in Camden Market are open every day from 10 am – 6/7 pm. And the area is busiest during weekends and bank holidays.

    Address | KERB Camden Market, West Yard, Camden Lock Place, London, NW1 8AF

    Nearest tube station | Camden Town

    Brick Lane Market

    The Brick Lane food market is a universe unto itself, housed in the Old Truman Brewery. Housing everything from antique furniture, leather clothing goods stalls to organic olives and green juice stalls. It’s one of the best weekend food markets in London. 

    Food Market Brick Lane Market

    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, selling any and everything under the sun. Brick Lane Market is one of the well known East London food markets

    Brick Lane market is a place worth experiencing in London, it’s mainly flocked by bargain and vintage hunters, art students and young, hip Londoners. This is amongst one of the best markets in London. 

    Brick Lane food market opening times

    Saturday | 11 am – 6 pm 

    Sunday | 10 am – 5 pm

    Location

    Address | 91 Brick Ln, London E1 6QR, UK

    Nearest tube station | Shoreditch High Street


    Broadway Vegan Market – Top-notch vegan food market in London

    Hackney’s Broadway Market is one of the few Saturday markets in London. Just like the residences of Hackney, this market is vibrant and multicultural, offering products from smaller independent vendors, cafes and bars.

    Broadway Vegan Market

    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.

    Along with Broadway Market, there is also a Broadway vegan market. The Broadway vegan market has a quirky vibe, near London Fields and is filled with all the things you would expect from a pulsating London market.

    For all the vegans and vegan-curious folks out there, Broadway Market is worth a visit.

    Broadway Vegan Market Opening Times

    The Broadway vegan market is open on Saturdays only, from 9 am – 5 pm.

    Location

    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. Berwick Street Market is a food market in London you have to try.

    The market is busiest during lunchtimes 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 am – 6 pm

    Location

    Address | Berwick St, Soho, London W1F 0PH

    Nearest tube station | Piccadilly Circus or Leicester Square

    Exmouth Market

    This London market is between Clerkenwell and Islington and is every London hipster’s current obsession – Exmouth Market. Exmouth Market is an outdoor street market which 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 ambience that feels distinctly European.

    While offering an array of Vietnamese, Italian, Middle Eastern food and some of the city’s best coffee shops.

    Opening times

    The Exmouth Market is open on weekdays from 11 am – 2 pm.

    Location

    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.

    Maltby Street Market UK

    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 London

    Maltby Street opening times

    This market is open on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

    Friday | 12 pm -2:30 pm

    Saturday | 10 am – 5 pm

    Sunday | 11 am – 4 pm

    I suggest that you visit around midday when all the stalls are open. 

    Location

    Address | Maltby Street Market is located at 37 Maltby Street, London SE1 3PA, UK

    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.

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    Southbank street food market, London is fresh, vibrant and lined with stalls bringing mouthwatering 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 noon – 9 pm 

    Saturday: 11am – 9pm 

    Sunday: 12 noon – 6 pm

    Monday (bank holidays only): 12 noon – 6 pm

    Location

    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 London. It’s the place you go to get your Jamaican curry goat and roti by an actual Jamaican.

    For all your jerk chicken needs, hit up Fish, Wings and Tings (my brother’s favourite).

    Brixton Village Market

    Try out El Rancho De Lalo this is where you’ll find 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 then hit up Okan Brixton.

    Where 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

    Brixton Village Market is open from 8:30 am – 11 pm every day except Mondays, when they shut at 6 pm.

    Tuesday – Sunday | 8:30 am – 11 pm

    Monday | 8:30 am – 6 pm

    Location

    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.

    Old Spitalfields Market

    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 that 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 – Friday | 10 am – 8 pm

    Saturday | 10 am – 6 pm

    Sunday | 10 am – 5 pm

    Location

    Address | Old Spitalfields Market is located at 16 Horner Square, London E1 6EW, UK

    Old Spitalfields Market London

    Nearest tube station 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, with its 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.

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    You won’t go hungry, and 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 to the rest, and all your food and drinking needs are nicely condensed over two floors.

    Dinerama Food Market

    Dinerama Opening Times

    Dinerama is open from Wednesday – Saturday from 5 pm until midnight.

    Location

    Address | 19 Great Eastern St, London EC2A 3EJ

    Nearest tube station: Shoreditch High Street


    Mercato Metropolitano

     A relative newcomer on the scene since opening in autumn 2016, Mercato Metropolitano street food market has been growing from strength to strength.

    Mercato Metropolitano

    Mercato Metropolitano – the name is a nod to its Italian vibe.

    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 guys 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, there’s also a snazzy grocer where you can pick up some nice cheese and cured meat.

    Mercato Metropolitano London

    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 – Wednesday | 9 am – 9 pm

    Thursday – Saturday | 9 am – 11 pm

    Sunday | 11 am – 8 pm

    Location

    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 from stacking shipping containers in a disused area and turning it into a creative place where the cool kids in Brixton hang out.

    All I can say is that Londoner’s are a creative bunch – we can make something out of nothing. With food stalls and shop fronts serving up some tasty treats from some of London’s best street food traders.

    Like Mama’s Jerk, that dishes out juicy Jamaican style street food, along with Scoop (a boutique Ice Cream), 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 its best to visit on a Friday evening when both sake from Sakeya and good music will be flowing.

    Pop Brixton Opening Times

    Pop Brixton is open every day.

    Sunday – Wednesday | 9 am – 11 pm

    Thursday – Saturday | 9 am – 12am (midnight)

    Location

    Address | 49 Brixton Station Road, Brixton, London SW9 8PQ

    Nearest tube station | Brixton

    I hope this list of the best food markets in London helps you eat inconceivable amounts of carbs and fill your belly but also find some new cuisines to try out.

    These are just a few of the top markets in London to explore on your next visit. Enjoy.

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