Forget the bright lights of the West End and experience the local side of London. Spend a day out on a customized London Street Markets Tour exploring some of the incredible and varied markets that the city has to offer, on this unique private excursion.
What to Expect
Begin your full-day private tour with a visit to the famed Camden Lock Market and its vast number of stalls offering fashions, music, games, health and beauty products, and its numerous restaurants, bars, and cafes.
Covent Garden is probably the best known market to tourists. This was originally a fruit market that now sells almost everything. The Apple Market is found in the North Hall, where you’ll find British-made crafts, jewelry, leather goods, and more.
Open every day of the week, the East Colonnade Market boasts a variety of stalls selling products such as handmade soaps, jewelry, handbags, hand-knitted children’s clothing, sweets, artwork, homewares, and even has a magician’s stall!
In the South Piazza, the offerings of the Jubilee Market change almost daily. On Mondays, the market is dedicated to antiques. From Tuesday to Friday, a general market operates with traders selling clothing and household goods. On weekends, the market features arts and crafts.
Another venue that’s great to visit is Old Spitalfields Market, housed in one of the finest Victorian market halls in London. Spitalfields is perfect for shoppers who enjoy fashion, antiques, and food. You’ll find vividly colored, distinct, and quirky creations of up-and-coming designers, as well as bohemian, vintage, and African designs.
Greenwich Market’s century-old hall has just undergone a complete refurbishment and there is now no better place to shop for unique and distinctive arts and crafts. Well-known for its designer makers and small cottage industries, customers have access to items that cannot be found anywhere else in the world.
Enjoy the vibrant atmosphere, take in some classical music performed by students from nearby Trinity College of Music, and visit the continental food court whilst browsing through the wonderful array of over 120 arts, crafts, and antiques stalls.
Finally, head back into the city to visit Borough Market. This gourmet food market comprises more than 100 stalls and stands. Suppliers from all over the country bring a range of fresh products to the market, including fish, meats, vegetables, ciders, cheeses, breads, coffees, hot foods, cakes, and patisseries. Other stalls specialize in products from abroad. The market is open from Monday to Saturday.
All tours are fully personalized so if you’d rather visit other locations, such as Portobello Road Market or Brick Lane then you only have to ask!
Know Before You Go
Be sure to wear comfortable shoes and clothing appropriate for the weather.