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London markets sell everything from food to flowers, modern art to antiques, clothes to curios. Large, sprawling markets such as Spitalfields, Camden Market or Portobello Road are ideal if you want to spend a day wandering about, hopefully finding a few bargains along the way. Greenwich is great for gifts and local designers, and you can't beat Borough for a quick bite. Whatever your pleasure, you'll love London's markets.

Borough Market

Discover this gourmet's paradise in London. With a range of fresh produce including fruit, veg and all kinds of meat, as well as condiments, bakery treats and delicious street food Borough Market is great for lunch or grocery shopping.
Brick Lane Market

Spreading across several streets in the Brick Lane area, you'll find both junk and gems in this market! There's bric-a-brac, second-hand furniture, shoes and lots more. There are also some fantastic stalls selling exotic spices and colourful saris.
Camden Market

Camden Lock is the central hub of Camden's huge market. Here you'll find an extensive range of goods from designer clothes and accessories, to one-off pieces of art, food and furnishings. There's also designer workshops, studios, stalls, shops, cafes, restaurants and bars.
Portobello Road Market

Portobello Road has been a market since the 1800s but became particularly famous for its antiques in the 1950s. Now there are numerous stalls offering everything from fruit and bread to posters, clothes, music and, of course, loads of antiques!
Columbia Road Flower Market

Anyone with green fingers should make a stop here for plants, shrubs, bulbs and trees. This colourful street market is a must-see. You can also pick up gardening accessories from the surrounding shops, and make sure you take home some of the gorgeous cut-flowers on offer.
Old Spitalfields Market

Popular covered market selling everything from clothes to food to artwork. Nearby you'll also find specialist shops, hairdressers and restaurants. Once you've finished shopping, you won't be stuck for entertainment options; the cool bars and clubs of Shoreditch are just up the road.
Broadway Market

Broadway Market in Hackney sells an eclectic mix of goods from local farmers, artists and craftspeople in order to temp the customer to sample and buy. Shop here for delicious ingredients, tasty ready-made food, exciting and unusual clothes and gifts as well as furniture, lighting and more!
Greenwich Market

Greenwich Market has beautiful products from designer makers and small cottage industries. Weekends are busiest, with about 150 stalls selling an enticing range of jewellery, pictures, clothes and accessories, and unique gifts. There's also a food court and local shops selling even more goodies.
Covent Garden London

Housed in and around the iconic Market Building and Piazzas, Covent Garden is an architectural masterpiece. Along with the speciality shops, restaurants & cafes is the Apple craft market where you're sure to be entertained by street performers while perusing the wares on offer.
Petticoat Lane Market

Practise your haggling skills and pick up bargain fashion at Petticoat Lane Market. As well as clothing, it's also great for household goods. Don't be confused by the name – the market is actually located on Middlesex and Wentworth Streets near Liverpool Street station.
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