Immerse yourself in the hustle and bustle of the capital by visiting one of these famous food markets in London
words Georgie Rutherford
Our Favourite Food Markets in London
There’s no better way to immerse yourself in the hustle and bustle of the capital than to visit one of the famous food markets in London. While there are so many delicious ones to choose from we’ve selected our top five for you to explore.
The Food Market Chiswick
Located in the farmyard setting of Grove Park Farm House, The Food Market Chiswick is swarming with locals no matter what the weather. The stallholders here are what makes the market so unique. Producers take time to speak with their customers and provide delicious recipe ideas. Here you are not only guaranteed produce of the highest calibre but also service with a smile.
Every Sunday 10 am – 2 pm
From cult cafes and terrace bars to top-notch street food, visitors to Camden Market are spoilt for choice when it comes to food. Selling virtually every type of cuisine, from French to Argentinian, Japanese to Caribbean – there’s something for every palate. Our personal favourites are Mac Factory and Magic Falafel – make sure you go for the fluffy pitta.
Every day 10 am – Late
Thursday is KERB’s day in the City and who knew the Gherkin could be such an oasis of flavour? The line-up of vendors change weekly, but rest assured it will never disappoint with stalls like Mother Flipper burgers, Steakhaus for steak and chips or Kimchinary with their spicy burritos. It’s the perfect lunchtime fix if you happen to work in the area and need to come back to ground level after a long morning in a high up trading floor.
Every Thursday 12 pm – 2 pm
Other KERB locations include Camden Market, Paddington, King’s Cross, West India Quay, London Bridge. kerbfood.com
London Farmers’ Market
Walthamstow farmers’ market swarms with locals every Sunday. Expect a market that offers a wonderful selection of fruit and veg accompanied by a traditional London vibe. Customers return each week to stock up on their Brambletye’s biodynamic eggs, juice and veg. Don’t miss the fantastic selection of meat and poultry as well as fresh pasta and artisan bread. Favourite stalls include Picks Organics and Seriously Italian.
Every Sunday 10 am – 2 pm
With various locations across London, be sure to visit more of London Farmers’ Markets by checking their website for more details. lfm.org.uk
The Sunday Upmarket in Brick Lane has been running since September 2004, every Sunday, on Brick Lane. It houses approximately 200 stalls, selling everything from fashion to art as well as an impressive food market. Upmarket offers food from all walks of life from Spanish Paellas and Empanadas to lovely Moroccan dishes.