The best markets in London


Markets have established themselves well in London’s eclectic culture. Crowds can often be seen buying their fare for the weeks ahead among the merchants and stalls that pervade the many different markets in the city. With that said, for many, visiting markets isn’t a top priority. And some might say, rightly so. After all, supermarkets have taken their foothold and traditional markets have fallen to the wayside, representing a smaller part of commerce today. Nevertheless, we feel it’s worth visiting the various markets in the city due to the great shopping experience they provide.

Borough Market

Borough Market

Typically open between 10am-5pm on weekdays and 8am-5pm on Saturdays, this market is renowned for its British-reared meat and artisanal baked goods. It can be found in Southwark, close to the famous o2 dome and TATE Gallery. Visitors can perhaps consider combining all three of these attractions during one of their days out in the city. For those that care about quality food, Borough Market is seen as the best of the lot.

Portobello Market

This market is found in the Notting Hill district of royal borough of Kensington and Chelsea. It’s open between 9am and 1pm, Monday to Wednesday, and 9am to 7pm between Thursday and Saturday. It runs almost the whole length of Notting Hill from North to South, providing an abundant amount of items.

Camden Market

Camden Market

Found in the Hampstead Road lock of the Regent’s canal, this market is often called ‘Camden Lock’ and is famous for its variety of street food. Visitors can float along the Regent’s Canal by hopping along on one of the boat rides, and head to Primrose Hill for a scenic view of the capital. And those who are interested by London’s clubbing scene will find a range of night spots and bars at venues such as: Koko, Jazz café, and the electric ball room.


The Park Grand Paddington Court Hotel London accommodation pits visitors close to all of these markets. Besides that, this accommodation in Paddington London boasts various amenities such as: business facilities, audio-visual setups, and telecommunication services.

Whichever market visitors’ end up visiting, they’ll most likely benefit from the experience in a multitude of ways. For one, such a visit helps balance out visits to other shopping destinations in the capital – giving visitors an exceptional insight into British culture.