London's Top Markets and Street Food Vendors - Updated August 2019

From East to West, North to South, London is packed full of street food and places to hang out and try some great food on the go.

Here is our top list and some food inspiration ideas. 

Borough Market - The touristic and popular food market

In a nutshell: This is one of the most touristic of markets, arrive early if you want to take photos as it gets very busy. Great selection of foods and local produce, we like the Monmouth Café and the local butcher's burgers and the duck sandwiches but there is really so much to taste and buy. Bring cash with you. More info here.

Opening Hours: 6 days per week, 8am to 5pm on Saturday, not open on Sunday.

Location: Central London, South

Borough Market - Best Food Markets London

 

Mercato Metrapolitano – Great for outdoor nightlife

In a nutshell: This is one of our favourite ones, great for outdoor seating, has lots of food and drink selections, has a sophisticated wine bar and caters for all your gin needs, if that’s what you fancy. Fresh food and drink from lots of countries. Has an impressive German Brewery if you like your Bavarian beer. More info here.

Opening Hours: 12pm-11pm, 7 days per week

Location: Central London, South

Southbank Centre Food Market – For riverside strolls and admiring the sights of London

In a nutshell: Touristic and family friendly hotspot right on the Thames, can get very busy especially over the weekends but there is plenty of space around the market area. You can stop off at the Tate Modern, walk west towards the London Eye or a slightly longer but fantastic walk East to the Mayor’s Office and to the glistening Tower Bridge. Around 40 great street food vendors. We like the Spanish Churros and mouth-watering Korean BBQ pork wrap or the traditional fish and chips. More info here.

Opening Hours: Friday and Saturday 12 and 11 to 9pm and Sunday 12-6pm

Location: Central London

 

The Spread at Primrose Hill Farmer’s Market – The farmer’s market with a fabulous view of London’s skyline

In a nutshell: 53 stalls tucked into St Paul’s school playground. For those who want only the freshest produce. Meet street food farmers and the very best street-food traders including local honey and cheeses, fresh organic meat, fruit and veg and homemade Italian pasta. Fresh fish is also faithfully driven up from the coast each Saturday morning. This one started in 2015 by a local resident and is growing by strength to strength. More info here.

Opening Hours: Saturday 10:00-15:00 ONLY

Location: Central London, North

 

Partridges Food Market on Duke of York Square – The artsy one

In a nutshell: This one sits just in the middle of Chelsea, next to Saatchi Gallery which runs amazing exhibitions. We like the dim sum, the duck bread sandwich and Brazilian steak sandwich. This one is centrally located. Ranging from local to international speciality street food and a lot of fresh produce to choose from. Local musicians add to artistic vibe, whilst serenading the public which adds that relaxing mood to this street food market. More info here.

Opening Hours: Saturday 10:00-16:00 ONLY

Location: Central West London

 

Leather Lane Market – The weekdays street food market

In a nutshell: Narrow street with cheap and cheerful street food and lunch time vendors from every corner of this planet. You have your Caribbean food, BBQ Korean, Burgers, Mexican, vegan, Mediterranean, pie and mash. Just really tasty food. This sits just in the middle of the famous Jewellery Quarter of London, Hatton Garden. More info here.

Opening Hours: 10am – 2pm every weekday

Location: Central East London

 

Old Spitalfields Market – The original Victorian market-hall under one roof

In a nutshell: This one has some of the finest beauty, fashion, vintage and food sellers. From Jo Malone to Dr Martens. It’s well located so worth a visit as part of your waltz around East London. It has a bit of everything and is very busy due to the location. Cool cafes, restaurants and street food vendors scattered over a big open space. There are so many things to do around this area, but Brick Lane Market is always a good one if you want to carry on through the night, known for it’s curry houses, Old Truman Brewery, famous bagels from Brick Lane Beigel Bake and buttermilk chicken strips from Muther Clucker. There is so much going on around this area. 

Opening Hours: 7 days per week - 9am – 5pm, Saturday 11am – 5pm

Location: Central East London

 

Fulham Market Halls – The converted Edwardian train station food court

In a nutshell: This is one of our favourites. The layout is so clever. We like the ingenuity in salvaging an old Edwardian Walham Green ticket hall and turning this into a bar and food court. This place oozes class. It’s family friendly and houses 10 outstanding food restaurants/street food vendors with smooth self-service convenience. We like our butter chicken burgers, churros and there are some great healthy dishes and Asian food as well as kebabs. They have other locations in Victoria and are planning to open one in the old BHS building in Oxford Street. Watch this space. More info here.

Opening Hours: 7 days per week – 7/8am-11pm

Location: Central West London

 Fulham Market Halls - Best London Food Courts

Brixton Village Market: The Granville Arcade/Market Row and Pop Brixton

In a nutshell: Brixton's indoor market is a lovely light space under the railway arches with arcades of small independent shops. You can buy food and household goods, explore arty boutiques, and treat yourself to a nice cuppa. For good live music and more good food visit POP Brixton. For food you have the likes of Honest Burgers, Franco Manca (Pizza), Fish, Wings & Tings, Federation Coffee, Champagne + Fromage and Casa Sibilla. Basically, has everything you need for a great day out. More info here.

Opening Hours: 7 days per week – 8am-11.30pm (6pm on Mondays)

Location: South London

 Pop Brixton - Nightlife and Best London Food Markets

Broadway Market – The hipster market in trendy London Fields

In a nutshell: We like the variety and quality of this market, with its trendy market vibe, this one is super popular. Over 70 shops, cafes and restaurants. This one sits smack down the middle between Regent’s Canal and London Fields where you have a lot of creative spaces and studios. It’s a bit of a film set paradise. You will find everything within these 135 stalls selling sizzling street food, fresh produce, vintage clothes, flowers, coffee and books. More info here.

Opening Hours: 9am – 5pm Saturdays ONLY

Location: Central East London

 

Netil Market - Broadway’s quieter and smaller alternative

In a nutshell: The opening times make this one the better alternative to Broadway market which is just a few minutes’ walk. This one sits in a converted car park and has a little bit of everything. A yard sale, clothes vendors, jerk chicken, Eritrean, pizza, Mexican, Med, Asian, a decent coffee, bakery and a brewery (The Taproom at London Fields). If you fancy an amazing 360 view of London, from April to December we would suggest visiting Netil 360 for a drink or tea/coffee. It’s free to the public. More info here.

Opening Hours: Saturday 10am – 10pm, Wednesday to Sunday 12-10pm (Closed Mon and Tue)

Location: Central East London

 

Camden Lock Market – The  wacky alternative vibe

In a nutshell: This one is easy to get lost in as it's very busy and there is so much going on. The heart of Camden Market is located right on the edge of Regent’s Canal. This market is edgy and sells a lot of second-hand stuff, from leather jackets to Amy Winehouse t-shirts, a pair of custom Converse perhaps, and a lot of crafty goods. The food market is located in Camden Lock and caters for all your comfort food needs like New York-style Pizza, vegan curries and burgers, paella, fish and chips, falafels, and even The Mac Factory. If you want to make a day of it, the Blues Kitchen has a great Jazz bar and the pubs are also decent. More info here.

Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday 10am – 6pm

Location: Central London

 

Marylebone Food Market – A farmer’s market in a very elegant location off the busy streets of Soho

In a nutshell: A little gem tucked away in a car park which has all your farm shop needs, from greens, raw seafood, butcher’s meat, French pastries, fresh apple juice, flowers. This one is for those who don’t mind spending a few bob on their groceries and who like organic produce. This one is quieter compared to others but nice for strolling along the streets of a more upmarket area of London. More info here.

Opening Hours: Sunday 10am – 2pm ONLY

Location: Central London

 

Portobello Market - The vintage and antiques market

In a nutshell: We live on Ladbroke Grove, which has the famous Portobello Market and wonderful colourful streets. It's known for it's vintage market and is very busy on Saturdays.

It sells a lot of antiques, vintage clothes, art and has some great food markets. Walk from Notting Hill Station all the way through to Golborne Market and you will experience everything. More info here.

Opening Hours: Monday - Saturday, 11am - 8pm

Location: Central London

 Best London Markets

The Famous Alice's Antiques in Portobello

 

Some of our food pics

 

Studmuffin Halloumi Muffin

Studmuffin - Halloumi Muffin

Duck in an Orange Sauce at Borough Market

Duck at Borough Market

 

Bagel in Brick Lane Market at Bagel Bake

Bagel in Brick Lane

 

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