Check out some of the best markets in London this summer
Columbia Road Flower Market
Situated just off Shoreditch s’ main drag, if you a flower lover, this weekly flower market is an East End gem. Every Sunday from 8am-3pm, the picturesque cobbled street is packed with traders selling bulbs, herbs, shrubs, bedding plants and buckets of cut flowers.
Nestled next to London Bridge this iconic food market has existed since at least 1014. Though it still operates as a wholesale market in the early hours, it’s now best known as a foodie’s paradise where discerning Londoners come to buy top-quality meats, fish, fruit and veg, fresh-baked bread, cakes and sweet treats, oils and vinegars, and pretty much anything else they desire. Its become a popular meeting place for all the foodies out there.
Since being relaunched in 2004, this Hackney street market has become a magnet for hipsters. Every Saturday from 9am to 5pm, it’s packed with arty students and East End creative types who come to meander through the organic groceries, vintage clothes, fresh flowers, books and unusual handmade gifts.
Old Spitalfields Market
This covered market opposite Liverpool Street station has blossomed into a major shopping destination. Now open seven days a week, the central concourse is filled with stalls selling contemporary and vintage clothes, bespoke children’s toys, home items and artisan food products.
Brixton Village and Market Row
Londoners can grab a table at places serving seafood, pizza, Portuguese cuisine, Mexican food, Jamaican/European fusion and all manner of Caribbean delicacies. A leisurely amble through the arcades reveals a treasure trove of independent outlets selling clothing, jewellery, homeware, art, antiques and unusual gifts
These are just a few of the markets you and your family can visit on a warm summers day.
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