From the historical icons of Borough Market and Chatsworth Road to the newer foodie fiestas of Kerb Camden and Peckham Levels, us Londoners are spoilt for choice of food markets to explore.
So gather your pals and head off on a food-filled adventure this weekend with our personal top 6 best outdoor food markets this city has on offer.
1. Maltby Street Market
Want a more intimate feel to your market? Try Maltby Street Market. The market opened in 2010, and this unlikely south-east London backwater quickly became a popular weekend destination. Its small size, picturesque railway arches and decoration encourages and allows for careful curation and a churn of start ups and star traders. Known for its gourmet food and cozy feel, Maltby is a must do!
Join London’s Gin and Markets bike tour, with regular stops at London’s favourite markets and try the best Maltby has to offer.
Monday-Saturday, 10am – 5pm
2. Broadway Market, Hackney
From the entirely Vegan section, Vietnamese iced coffee, Katsu rolls, Yorkshire pudding burritos, fresh ravioli, Instagram-worthy desserts…yep we’ve made our point. There’s so much yum to savour! Head here on a Saturday, pick up your feed and find a spot on London fields to sit back and watch the uber-trendy locals wander by.
3. Borough Market, London Bridge
An oldie but a goodie, you’ll struggle to decide what to treat yourself to with so much on offer. So don’t?! Try the lot and get an insiders perspective of this iconic market from its passionate producers, hear about their innovative methods and taste utterly unique flavour combos. We recommend the salted caramel hot choc! Mmmmm.
Book the secret flavours of Broadway Market Tour here >
Wednesday – Saturday, 10am-5pm
4. Chatsworth Road, Lower Clatpon
Visit one of London’s most historic markets; beginning before World War II and revamped by the City council in 2011, this market is a historical (and delish) staple for residents in Clapton. The market has a huge range of food carts, including falafel from Hoxton Beach, Mexican food from the Quesadilla Cart and German sausages from Herman ze German. Over half of the traders live in the surrounding postcode areas, making the market a truly local affair!
5. Berwick Street, Soho
This bustling foodie destination is located right in the heart of London. Although the market offers traditional fruit and vegetable stands, its better known for its trendy street food. Berwick is a great place to visit for lunch, and with stalls like Wow Shee’s Egyptian pittas, Freebird Burritos and The Jerk Drum’s Caribbean food, you’ll never be left unsatisfied!
Monday – Saturday, 10am – 6pm
6. Kerb Camden, Camden
One of the newest food markets in London, Kerb Camden offers over 35 traders who are open 7 days a week all year round! Surrounding Regent’s Canal, revel in the beautiful night lights and live music while eating the best Camden has to offer. From amazing fried chicken, halloumi fries and cheese bars to a wide range of vegan options, Kerb has got it covered.
Join one of Camden market’s best tour’s here! >
Or visit FEST Camden’s upcoming all you can eat Cheesecake event! >