The most colourful and heart-warming way to shop in London is by trying and tasting its open markets. A treasure trove of goods waiting to be explored, London sells everything from junk to gems. You can spend your time browsing books, checking out antiques, picking fashionable clothes or trying unique curios. For anyone eager to enjoy the most authentic flavours of the city, here’s a comprehensive guide to the city’s best open markets.
Camden Lock Market
Boasting of a whopping 10 million visitors every year, Camden Market is one of London’s most famous attractions. The market started as an assortment of craft stalls on the Regent’s Canal in Camden Town and now stretches from Camden Town tube station to Chalk Farm tube station. Acknowledged for the quality of the products and the impeccable services on offer, Camden Lock Market offers everything from clothes and bags to ornaments, candles and decorative items. A day here is incomplete without treating your taste buds with some unequaled street food from all across the world.
Portobello Road Market
A market since the 1800s, Portobello Road Market gained popularity for its unique range of antiques in the 1950s. With vintage fashion stalls, designer clothes and retro memorabilia the market is packed with people with a taste. Open on Friday and Saturday, this market is in high gear on Saturdays. Notting Hill Gate and Ladbroke Grove are the nearest tube stations. If you are willing to spend some time here, expect to witness some exclusive and original pieces of art. Continue reading