There are many London markets selling specialist and organic food.
So whether you’re searching for unusual ingredients, or just fancy treating yourself to some home-made delicacies, take a look at some of our recommendations for London’s best food markets below.
Berwick Street Market
Berwick Street Market has been selling fresh fruit and vegetables, fish, herbs and cheese since 1840. The market traders still shout out special offers and many offer big discounts late in the afternoon.
Open: Mon to Sat 9am-6pm
Where: Berwick Street Market, Berwick Street, London, W1
The award-winning Borough Market is one of the largest food markets in the city, spreading under the railway arches at London Bridge. It’s a gourmet’s paradise, offering top quality produce and artisan foods from all over Britain and the continent.
Open: Thurs 11am-5pm; Fri 12 noon-6pm and Sat 8am-5pm
Where: Borough Market, Borough High Street, London, SE1
Brixton Market is Europe’s biggest Afro-Caribbean food market. It sells unusual foods and spices, exotic fruit and vegetables and specialist meats and fish. You will also find local art, clothing and lots of reggae music!
Open: Mon to Sat 8am-6pm
Where: Brixton Market, Brixton Station Road, London, SW9
In the heart of the City, Leadenhall Market sells rare meats including traditional game and poultry, as well as gourmet ingredients and wines. Its cobbled walkways and glass roof make it an attractive place to shop, eat and drink.
Open: Mon to Fri 7am-4pm
Where: Leadenhall Market, Whittington Avenue, The City, London, EC3
Meat has been bought and sold at Smithfield Market for over 800 years, and roughly 120,000 tons of produce pass through it each year. As well as meat and poultry, products such as cheese, pies and other delicatessen goods are available.
Open: Mon to Fri 4am-10am
Where: Smithfield Market, Charterhouse Street, London, EC1
Check the UIC Social Programme on our website for details of trips to famous London markets with our students!