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Best Street Food Markets in London

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Discover where to get the best street Food in London

Usually, when you associate London with food, opinions are quite mixed. Even if London is not particularly famous for its gastronomy, it must be admitted that the English capital has several Food Markets that will delight you.

Best Street Food Markets in London

Do you want to learn more about the Best Food Markets in London? If so, let’s discover them together!

Top 10 best Food Markets in London

1. Borough Market

Nothing better to start the list of the best Food Markets in London than Borough Market. It is the oldest market and one of the largest in the capital. Thanks to its size, history, and huge selection of restaurants and shops, Borough Market became a must-see place in London. 

Located between Southwark Street and Borough High Street, the London Food Market is a Festival of smells and tastes.

 
Borough Market London

Furthermore, Borough Market consists of a set of small markets that sell all kinds of food and other products such as clothing and other accessories. So you can feast on delicious food, then go shopping, or just listen to several street artists. 

Also, you can stroll down Bankside and admire the river view passing by Tate Modern. Believe my experience, you won’t regret visiting Borough Market. It is more than a market, it is the heart, soul, and place of Camden Town’s daily life. 

Opening hours: 

● Mon-Thu: 10:00 AM – 05:00 PM. 

● Fri: 10:00 AM – 06:00 PM. 

● Sat: 08:00 AM – 05:00 PM. 

● Sun: 10:00 AM – 02:00 PM.

2. Tooting Market & Tooting Broadway Market

81 years ago, Tooting Market & Broadway Tooting Market were born and yet after all these years, the two notorious South London’s premier indoor markets haven’t lost their charm. Extending over 7000sq.ft. 

Tooting Market & Tooting Broadway markets are home to several retail & food units and a huge gym. Furthermore, Broadway Tooting Market has a special Caribbean vibe. 

You’ll find numerous Spanish restaurants offering Basque-inspired delicious plates with crates of wines and toasted almonds. Additionally, don’t hesitate to try other Caribbean cuisines such as Mauritius thali vegetarian and fish curry, Guyanese incredible home-cooked food, and Jamaican expertly seasoned fantastic food. 

In addition to the incredible food scene of Tooting Market & Broadway Tooting Market, you will find hair salons, beauty salons, craft products, and stores for supplies. 

Tooting Market opening hours: 

● Everyday: 08:00 AM – 10:30 PM. 

Tooting Broadway Market opening hours: 

● Everyday: 10:00 AM – 11:00 PM.

3. Portobello Road Market

Located in the Western Hemisphere (Notting Hill) of the capital, Portobello Road Market is one of the most vintage and cool Food Markets in London. This famous Londonian place has everything you can imagine. 

Here you will find homemade bread, sandwiches, spaghetti, pastries as well as clothes and musical instruments. Additionally, Portobello Road Market owes its reputation to its many antiques. It is the perfect opportunity to buy a vintage jacket or pants. 

Portobello road Street Food London

Furthermore, you will be amazed by the mix of good food and beautiful, high-quality fashion items. Portobello Road Market isn’t just famous for its splendid food and vintage clothing. It is also a great place to walk around London especially on a Saturday morning. 

Speaking of walking, if you see lots of people taking photos in front of a house, it’s probably the famous blue door to Hugh Grant’s house, in the movie Notting Hill. Additionally, I invite you to visit the small bookstore where he worked. 

Even if they are not the original versions of the door and the bookstore, but the spirit is there. In short, Portobello Road Market embodies romance, love, antique shops, and of course, a thousand and one flavors. 

Opening hours: 

● Mon-Wed: 09:00 AM – 06:00 PM. 

● Thu: 09:00 AM – 01:00 PM. 

● Fri: 09:00 AM – 07:00 PM. 

● Sat: 09:00 AM – 07:00 PM. 

● Sun: 12:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

4. Street Cube Wandsworth Southside

Located in South-West London near the notorious Wandsworth Southside Commercial Center, Street Cube is the most sustainable Food Market in London. The owners of Street Cube created the Londonian Food Market as a response to the industrial food processes and climate change issues in the capital. 

Street Cube Southside Street Food Wandsworth London

Unlike other Food Markets stalls in London, the Street Cube stands are upcycled shipping containers. It is a great opportunity for chefs who are willing to open their stalls but aren’t able to raise the capital needed to set up their street location.

Opening times: 

● Mon-Sat: 10:00 AM – 06:00 PM. 

5. Old Spitalfields Market

Old Spitalfields Market is arguably one of the least known Food Markets in London, however, it is one of the most complete places in the capital. Located in Horner Square, Old Spitalfields Market is a freshly renovated covered market with a large market hall.

Old Spitafields Market London

The Londonian Food Market is an ideal place for good food and is also home to the shops of many local designers and artists. Furthermore, Old Spitalfields Market was a former industrial district. 

Today, this London Food Market is surrounded by small cafes, boutiques, and trendy clubs. If you want my opinion, I advise you to visit it on a Friday. It is quieter and you will find a dozen food trucks ready to serve you noodles, sandwiches, and other delicious dishes. 

Opening hours: 

● Mon, Tue, Wed, and Fri: 10: 00 AM – 08:00 PM. 

● Thu: 08:00 AM – 06:00 PM. 

● Sat: 10:00 AM – 05:00 PM. 

● Sun: 10:00 AM – 05:00 PM.

6. Southbank Center Food Market (Waterloo)

For Foodies, Southbank Center in Waterloo is among the must-visit Food Markets in London. In Southbank Center Food Market, there is something for every food lover. Furthermore, in this mesmerizing Londonian place, you’ll get the chance to taste sweet food, meat, burgers, Asian meals, cocktails, and Mediterranean dishes.

London Waterloo Street Food Market

Additionally, Southbank Center stalls change every week. Each time, you’ll discover different food trucks and new original flavors. Also, if you want to fully enjoy your dish without being surrounded by many tourists, I suggest you head to the riverside. 

Opening hours: 

● Mon: Closed. 

● Tue-Thu: 12:00 PM – 08:00 PM. 

● Fri-Sat: 12:00 PM – 10:30 PM. 

● Sun: 12:00 PM – 08:00 PM.

7. Lower Marsh Market (Waterloo)

Another fascinating food market to visit in Waterloo is Lower Marsh Market. It is one of the most historic Food Markets in London. Surrounded by a vibrant neighborhood and numerous shops, Lower Marsh Market was almost destroyed in the 70s by urban planning and the emergence of supermarkets.

However, the Londonian Food Market survived! Today, Lower Marsh Market houses a great mix of international restaurants and cafes. So don’t miss the chance to try Korean, Indian, American, Greek, British, Polish, Cuban, Moroccan, Ethiopian and so many other cuisines!. A must-do activity in London

Opening hours: 

● Mon-Sat: 09:00 AM – 05:00 PM.

● Sun: Closed.

8. Camden Market

One of the Food Markets in London that should be on your must-see list is Camden Market. Located in the north of central London, Camden Market is an amazing place for foodies, it is also where the famous singer Amy Winehouse once lived. Moreover, you will find graffiti as well as a statue in homage to the deceased singer.

Camden Market London

Also, Camden Market is home to several food trucks that offer succulent dishes such as Piadina, a wrap with ham and cheese. You can also try French crêpe au Nutella, Turkish kebab rolls, Indian kati rolls, Lebanese falafels, Dutch pancakes, Colombian Crispy squid and so many other wonderful delicious dishes. 

Additionally, if you’re in a hurry you can order take-away food inside cubes. They are reusable containers that can withstand extreme temperatures. Cubes are a great method to preserve your food until you reach Regent’s Canal and enjoy your dish with a panoramic view.

Camden_Market_London

Apart from being an amazing place for foodies, Camden Market is also home to vintage and craft shops. When it comes to Camden Market vibes, the only word that comes to mind is eccentric. It is a place that marks you for a long time.

Moreover, while strolling in the market, you will come across several tattoo artists, metal bars, punks, goths, and others. 

Additionally, if you fancy a dangerous and exceptional experience, you will find several people in Camden Market selling magic mushrooms. In short, Camden Market is a great place to explore the English capital in all its splendor!

Opening Hours: 

● Mon-Sun: 10:00 AM – 06:00 PM.

9. Seven Dials Market (Covent Garden)

Known as the place where you can try the fruitiest food in London, Seven Dials Market is a wonderful and unique Food Market. With its 2 bars and 11 juicy micro-restaurants all under one roof, Seven Dials Market offers an incredible touristic and foodie experience. 

Located in the heart of Covent Garden Market, Seven Dials Market houses numerous food stalls, all of which have fast service and a good variety of delicious foods. Additionally, Seven Dials Market isn’t just a Food Market, it is a place where people from different cultural backgrounds can thrive in the heart of London and show to the world how great and diverse the English capital is! 

Opening Hours: 

● Mon – Tue: 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM. 

● Wed – Sat: 12:00 PM – 11:00 PM. 

● Sun: 12:00 PM – 06:00 PM.

10. Greenwich Market

One of the smaller yet mesmerizing Food Markets in London is Greenwich. Located in the South-east of London, Greenwich is a very good place to find traditional food. Furthermore, the Greenwich Market 46 stalls offer international dishes. 

You’ll find Brazilian, Mexican, Jamaican, Ethiopian, Chinese, and Thai restaurants. Additionally, Greenwich Market houses numerous craft and clothing shops. It is also a good place to rest before visiting the Royal Observatory, or the Maritime Museum. 

Opening Hours: 

● Mon-Sun: 10:00 AM – 05:30 PM.

Final Thoughts

Food Markets in London are incredibly tasty, diverse, and vibrant. They aren’t only places to eat food but also to meet new people, discover the Londonian lifestyle and do some shopping. Each Food Market in London has its own vibes and atmosphere. 

So, I urge you to try them all and share your experience with me. I look forward to reading your comments!

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