Planning a trip to the British capital this winter? BBC Good Food Middle East looks at the top four must-visit markets for foodies in London
A visit to London wouldn’t be complete without a trip to market. Not only are they ideal for shopping for everything from food to flowers, they’re also where you’ll find some of the best bargains around – not forgetting irresistible quick bites to eat on pretty much every corner. If you’re stuck when deciding which one to go to, choose from one (or all) of the options below:
In a nutshell, this bustling market is a gourmand’s paradise. With stall after stall stacked with food produce, whether it be fresh, organic, cured, baked, homemade or imported, this market has it. With specialist ingredients from all over the UK, and internationally, there’s plenty to choose from here, including live street food stalls, which serve everything from raclette to dim sum. While you’re here, don’t miss stopping by Bridget Jones’s house for a photo…
Camden Lock Market
This one’s a big one. Home to more than 100 shops and stalls, you’ll be able to find a generous selection of gourmet goods, as well as designer clothing, art pieces and home furnishings.
Covent Garden London
Nestled in and around the famed Market Building and Piazzas, Covent Garden is a structural masterpiece. Full with speciality shops, restaurants and cafes in the Apple Market you’ll come across street performers amongst the gorgeous craft, antiques and jewellery for sale. This spot is gorgeous at Christmas!
Portobello Road Market
This gem has been a market since the 1800s, but became particularly famous for its antiques in the 1950s. Since then, it has developed to offer pretty much everything you can think of – fresh fruit and veg, baked bread still hot from the oven, vinyl records, vintage clothing and more. This market gets into its full swing on Saturdays.