The City of London is Home to these 4 Amazing Markets You Shouldn't Miss!
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One of the best things about living in London is the fact that it is filled with so many extraordinary and fascinating markets. There are places to have a great time while looking around and maybe buying a few things.
Camden Town Market
This is one of the most popular markets in London and somewhere that most newcomers to the capital head to as soon as possible. Camden Town actually offers a number of different things to do. For example, in the Horse Stables Market you will find retro fashion, crafts, antiques, furniture and a lot more in a gorgeous setting. Meanwhile, Camden Lock Market is the original place that made this such a popular spot with shoppers. You will find book, music, DVDs, furniture and hand-made crafts mixing with street entertainers and palmistry here. There is more to see and buy around the area, in the likes of Inverness Street and Buck Street Market. In terms of food, you won't be surprised to hear that there is a big and varied mixture to choose from. You can take your pick from steaks, vegetarian dishes, burgers, Mexican food, paella and Vietnamese food. The food outlets around here include Global Kitchen, Honest Burgers, Yumchaa, Chin Chin Labs and Cafe Chula. You will want to see aside pretty much a whole day in order to enjoy a trip to the market in Camden Town.
Another of the city's iconic markets can be found in Portobello. This is a popular spot with tourists but residents can have a great time here too. It is often described as the world's biggest antiques markets. With more than 1,000 sellers here it is hard to argue with that description. Saturday is the busiest day and is also the best option if you want to see more than antiques. This is when Portobello Green has a bigger selection of new fashion in it, for example. Friday is the next busiest day and also includes new fashion, household goods and more. Other days are quieter, with more of a focus on antiques and shorter opening times. This is also a fine place to pick up some fresh fruit, cakes and cheese. You can also enjoy also some good street food on offer here. Elgin Crescent is where you are likely to see the food vans with sandwiches and snacks. There are also pubs such as Portobello Gold and Earl of Lonsdale on Portobello Road. Kensington Park Road has the interesting Mediterranean Kitchen, which is a good choice for pasta lovers.
This is the place for food lovers in London to head to. You can get everything here from quality sausages to handmade cakes, many varieties of cheese, excellent seafood and drinks from all round the world. As well as stocking up on stuff to take home you might also want to have something to eat while you are here. In that case, you can choose from the Spanish cuisine at Brindisa, the tasty Balkan Bites, the Mediterranean style Gourmet Goat and a lot of other eateries. The surrounding area also has some terrific pubs and restaurants too.
Old Spitalfields Market
If you're up for a little vintage hunting, then heading to Old Spitafields Market is the perfect choice. Apart from vintage hunting, over 110 stalls consisting of children's toys, jewellery, home interiors and more awaits your visit. Brands like Agnes B, Benefit and Canteen coexists with other sole traders that gives good value for your money. The busiest days are usually during Sundays, so we highly recommend going during weekdays.
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