LONDON EVENTS – Sunday Markets in London

Screen Shot 2016-07-22 at 16.32.39London is famous for its markets with an abundance of food, furniture, clothes, books, flowers and more being on offer! Markets exist all over London but the Sunday markets are a wonderful experience for people as it gives a really nice relaxed atmosphere for visitors!

 

London Sunday Markets You Need to Visit!

 

  1. Maltby Street Market

Address: Maltby Street, Southwark, Bermondsey, SE1 3PA

Opening Hours: 11am – 4pm

  • Small but popular market best known for its fresh produce and baked goods.
  • A combination of shops, stalls, pop-up bars and eateries.
  • Popular favourites include St John Bakery’s and Monty’s Deli.

 

  1. Bayswater Road Market

Address: South side of Bayswater Road, from Clarendon Place to Queensway

Opening Hours: 10am – 6pm

  • Outdoor art market has been ongoing for over 50 years.
  • Artists lay their oil paintings, watercolours and sketches along the pathways and park railings for your perusal.
  • Over 150 artists display their work along with some sculptures and handmade jewellery as well.

 

  1. Columbia Road Market

Address: Columbia Rd, E2

Opening Hours: 8am – 3pm

  • This beautiful flower market has existed in the area since the 1860s.
  • Today, it’s a firm London favourite and is located in London’s trendiest area.
  • It has gained international recognition in terms of its quality of produce.

 

  1. The Up Market

Address: The Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, E1 6QL

Opening Hours: 10am – 5pm

  • In existence since 2004, visit this market to see the wonderful display of amazing world street food, vintage clothes and accessories, homeware and arts and crafts.
  • There are more than 140 traders and it includes well-known stalls as well as independent offerings.

 

  1. Old Spitalfields Market

Address: Brushfield Street, Spitalfields, E1 6EW

Opening Hours: 10am – 3pm

  • The Victorian Market Hall that houses this market was originally built in 1876.
  • This market is a mix of traditional market traders and ethic elements.
  • You will find everything from fashion to gourmet food, flowers and home wares.

 

  1. Petticoat Lane Market

Address: Middlesex St, E1 7JF

Opening Hours: 9am – 2pm

  • This clothing market which has been running since the 1750s is a good choice for cheap fashion basics.
  • There are stalls with discounted surplus stock from well known high-street retailers, and you will find lots of leather goods.

 

  1. Camden Lock Market

Address: 54 – 56 Camden Lock Pl, NW1 8AF

Opening Hours: 10am – 6pm

  • Lots of choice in terms of vintage clothing as well as club-wear and gothic style outfits.
  • Food and drink are available though it’s not a fresh fruit and vegetable market but there are many street food options.
  • You will also see an eclectic mixture of jewellery, art and other items that would make nice gifts.

 

  1. Chatsworth Road Market

Address: Chatsworth Road Market, E5 0LH

Opening Hours: 11am – 3pm

  • Located in a revived area in London with this market being reopened in 2010 having originally set up back in the 1930s.
  • It sells a wide range of goods including organic products, vintage clothing and food like slow roasted lamb.

 

  1. Islington Farmer’s Market

Address: Chapel Market, N1 9PZ

Opening Hours: 10am – 2pm

  • Claims to be London’s first legitimate farmer’s market and so as you’d expect there are lots of high quality produce including fruit, vegetable and flowers on offer.
  • There are over 30 stalls on a Sunday with a very friendly atmosphere.

 

 

Sunday Market Haggling – What to Know!

  • If you’re not looking for anything in particular but you just want a bargain of some sort, head to the market in question late in the day. For this you’ll obviously need to know their opening hours so check out our details above.
  • If you plan on buying in bulk, say for example you want flowers for a wedding, then ask for a bulk discount. If you don’t ask you won’t receive!
  • Be polite and know the etiquette. Some market traders will welcome haggling but others won’t engage. Try to find out before you insult someone!

References

http://www.timeout.com/london/shopping/sunday-markets-in-london

http://www.allinlondon.co.uk/life/article-130-london-s-sunday-markets.php

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/europe/united-kingdom/england/london/articles/London-street-markets-the-best-for-fashion/

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