9 Quirky Markets

junk shop You’ve tried the East End charm of Spitalfields, the sprawling  hip mass of Portobella Road and you’ve eaten your fill at Borough market. Where next?

Try searching for a bargain or an unusual gift at one of these markets.

Alfie’s Antique Market

London’s biggest indoor market for Antiques, collectables and vintage items. This market offers all the variety of Portobella Road but on a smaller scale, and all under one roof.

Broadway Market

Broadway market is nestled between Regent’s Canal and London Fields. If offers a wide variety of Artisan foods, hand crafted goods and work from local artists.

Brockley Marketflea market

A car park is an unlikely place for a food market but Lewisham College Car Park plays host to the award winning Brockley Food  Market, focusing on quality local produce.

Chatsworth Road Market

Recently resurrected by locals, Chatsworth Road market in Clapton is a small market of fine foods, bric a brac and crafts.

pile of cloth at marketCabbages and Frocks

The delightfully named Cabbages and Frocks is an eclectic mix of food and vintage clothing. Look out for special events.

Walthamstow Market

Walthamstow market deserves a mention for being Europe’s longest street market. It is mainly made up of fruit and veg stalls, household goods and fashion. However in March 2012 Saturdays at St James Street was launched after a huge regeneration project. On Saturdays, at the St James Street end of the market you can find street food, vintage and arts and crafts stalls.

Hackney Flea Market

Held in a church hall, so suitable for all weathers, this weekend market in Stoke Newington is an eclectic mix of vintage, arts and crafts with an artisan cafe and DJ.

Wood Street Indoor Market

Houses around 40 shops and units selling a mixture of second hand items and vintage and new art work.

The Village Green Sunday Market

Describing itself as a creative hub, this market is held in Hackney Downs studios and brings together local artists and creators and food stall traders.

Farmers Marketsfood

Not strictly art or culture but a nice way to spend a weekend day afternoon.

London Farmers markets

Essex Farmers markets