London's Top 3 Food Markets

Last updated Jul 06, 2023


In London, we’re spoiled for choice when it comes to vibrant food markets, where bustling stalls, diverse flavours, and cultural delights await at every turn. From the historic charm of Borough Market to the eclectic delights of Camden Market and the bustling atmosphere of Spitalfields Market, each destination offers a feast for the senses. Savour ready-to-eat delights as you explore, or seek out the best fresh ingredients to cook up your own creations back in your fully-equipped Wilde kitchen. There’s a gastronomic journey to be had through London’s famous food markets, and every bite is an experience to savour.

Borough Market

Steeped in over 1,000 years of history, visitors to Borough Market embark on a culinary journey that spans the globe, with food stalls offering up freshly prepared delicacies from the world over. Borough Market's rich heritage is interwoven with its mission to celebrate food in ways that benefit people and the planet. From its origins at the foot of London Bridge over a millennium ago as a wholesale market serving London’s greengrocers to its current location since 1756, Borough Market has evolved into a beacon of sustainable food production, short supply chains, and social connection. Today, as a charitable trust run by a board of volunteer trustees, Borough Market continues to thrive as a vibrant hub where food culture flourishes, drawing visitors from far and wide to experience its innovative spirit and culinary delights.

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Our Top Picks:

Applebee’s Fish: Here you’ll find wild and line caught seafood – from lobster and large Madagascan prawns to halibut, snapper, sea bass, salmon and crab – both fresh, found on ice out the front of the restaurant, or cooked to order in their Stoney Street cafe. The daily changing menu sees the catch of the day served alongside seasonal dishes.

Bao Borough: Bao buns, Taiwanese street food and karaoke. Need we say more?

Address: Borough Market, 8 Southwark Street, London, SE1 1TL.

Hours: Closed Mondays. Tuesday – Friday 10am – 5pm, Saturday 9am – 5pm, Sunday 10am – 4pm.

Camden Market

Nestled along the Regent's Canal, Camden is a cultural melting pot inviting locals and tourists alike to immerse themselves in its rich history and vibrant atmosphere.

With over 1,000 unique shops, stalls, bars, and cafes, this iconic market has been a cornerstone of London's culinary landscape since its inception in 1974.

What began as a humble gathering of 16 stalls has blossomed into the largest market in London, open seven days a week. Venture through its bustling quarters and discover an array of culinary delights that reflect the diversity of its community. From cult cafes serving up artisanal brews to terrace bars offering refreshing cocktails, and from top-notch street food vendors dishing out global flavours to bakeries crafting freshly baked sweet treats, Camden Market has something to satiate every craving.

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Our Top Picks:

Patog: One of London’s first Persian street food concepts, Patog serves Persian kebabs and famous stew dishes in a relaxed environment.

Flip & Sear: Not your average burger joint, Flip & Sear use only the highest quality ingredients; starting from their unique Demi-Brioche buns and secret burger sauce to 100% Wagyu beef patties.

Address: Camden Lock Place, London, NW1 8AF.

Hours: The opening hours for the various parts of the market can be found here.


Spitalfields Market

Nestled in East London, Spitalfields Market entices visitors with an array of eats from around the globe.

From gourmet street food trucks serving up authentic world cuisine to cozy family-friendly restaurants dishing out comforting classics, Spitalfields Market caters to every palate. In addition to its diverse food offerings, Spitalfields Market is also renowned for its eclectic mix of shopping stalls, artisanal crafts, and vibrant atmosphere. Visitors can wander through the market's charming lanes, exploring a myriad of unique shops offering everything from vintage clothing and handmade jewellery to contemporary artwork and homeware. Live music performances, cultural events, and street performers add to the lively ambiance, creating a dynamic and immersive experience for all.

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Our Top Picks:

Pizza Guys: Pizza Guys was established in Caserta, Italy in 2020. Now they’re bringing their traditional Neapolitan dough to the UK. Visitors will have the choice of classics such as margheritas and pepperoni, or they can go for a street food staple like pizza fritta, which is deep fried (and delicious!).

2 Nigerian Boys: 2 Nigerian Boys was established by two friends who loves Nigerian food so much, they had to bring it to the city of London! Enjoy delicacies from Lagos such as Jollof rice with a choice of chicken, beef, lamb, veggies or plantain.

Address: 56 Brushfield Street, London E1 6AA

Hours: The food stalls and restaurants are open Monday – Friday 10am – 9.30pm, Saturday 10am – 5pm and Sunday 10am – 9.30pm.


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