London seems to have an endless supply of markets that offer shopping paradise with everything from antiques, designer clothing, flowers and great food.

Borough Market 

Established for over a thousand years, situated beneath the railway on Borough High Street right by the River Thames, Borough specializes in gourmet food.

Borough MarketProducers bring a range of fresh produce to the many market stalls, including fish, meats, vegetables, ciders, cheeses, breads, coffees, cakes and pastries.Why does Borough get our number one spot?
Surprisingly, it’s not just the array of mouth-watering food but also the diverse mix of people that populate this charismatic venue that make it all the more charming.Sellers from across the UK, Europe and rest of the world come to market to show off their produce, demonstrating a real passion for the food and drink they offer.

In turn, Borough’s visitors have the opportunity to sample fabulous food while being fully immersed in a world of culinary expertise, making Borough market a unique place to explore and sample undiscovered flavors. 

Location:Potobello RoadBorough High Street, SE1 9DE Nearest Tube

Portobello Market 

In second place, Portobello is arguably the most colorful market in London.

Old SpitalfieldsCombine the vibrant setting with the markets’ quirky offerings and you have yourself a corner of London that is crying out to be explored.It’s famed for its eclectic mix of antique and bric-a-brac stalls which are concentrated alongside an array of fashion and food stalls.
However, be warned, Portobello market requires a little time investment.It has over 2000 stalls and stretches over half a mile from Notting Hill gate.

The trick to fully enjoying this market is arriving early, so you get a good scout of the offerings and then grabbing a spot of lunch during the main mid-day rush (look out for the Moroccan fish stall on Golborne Road).

Try to visit on a sunny day as this is the only market on our list that isn’t covered.

Greenwich MarketLocation:Portobello Road, London, W11 1AN.
Nearest Tube:

Ladbroke Grove or Westbourne Park.

Old Spitalfields Market 

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There was no doubt Spitalfields market would feature in our shortlist, and by the number of awards this market has received over the years it seems like many others share our appreciation for this unique place.It really is a shopaholics’ idea of heaven.
Nestled in the heart of the city, Spitalfields Market marries covered stalls with restaurants and glass fronted big brand stores.We love a number of stalls but our top picks for the summer holiday season are ‘Auntie Aviator’ for vintage sunglasses and ‘The Elephant’s Trunk Company’ for unique handmade accessories.

We’d also recommend a pit-stop at ‘Flying Angels of Spitalfields’ who offer a delicious selection of pastries and cakes.