London’s Food Markets

marketfinalThere’s no more colourful way to shop in London than by sampling its wonderful food markets. We’ve sussed out London’s best food markets so you know exactly where to spend your weekend.

Where: Borough Market, London Bridge

When: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10am – 5pm

The queen of markets, Borough market is London’s oldest, dating back to the 13th century. It’s also naturally London’s busiest market with tourists flocking in from far and wide. Satisfy your appetite with artisan cheese, meats and baked goodies, all beautifully displayed under fairy lights. You will also find an abundance of colourful fruits, vegetables and special dinner party treats like flavoured figs or wonderful gifts such as Himalayan pink salt along with every spice you’ve ever dreamed of. Our favourite stall is the homemade granola and cereals packed with nutritious, fresh goodness.


Where: Maltby Street Market, Ropewalk, Bermondsey

When: Saturdays and Sundays 9am – 4pm

Maltby is our newest find, opening only a year ago. It’s packed with people in-the-know and located down a hidden side street under the railway arches. It’s hard-to-find whereabouts means you’ve left the tourists at their long standing sister, Borough Market (15 minute walk away) behind. Food offerings include seafood, grilled meats, Greek oils and honey.


Where: Broadway Market, Hackney

When: Saturdays 9am – 3pm

We saw a  one-man accordion band, which got everybody on their feet and dancing.

Broadway market is one of London’s oldest and has been serving city goers with everything from baked beans to bacon since the 1890s. There are over 100 stalls to welcome you, not to mention lovely shops lining the streets (our favourite is a tight-squeeze book shop filled with a good stock of travel books. Sunny days bring quirky live music. Our favourite stall has to be the lovely chap selling smoked salmon. You can buy a whole salmon and take it away with you or have a nibble with cream cheese and a squeeze of lemon.