Berwick Street Market
Soho has changed dramatically over the years, but there’s one constant that continues to prosper. The Berwick Street Market became famous for its ready-to-wear fashion, but has recently reinvented itself - bringing street food to the heart of the market. From gourmet fish and chips to the finest falafel around, Berwick Street is ideally located within easy reach of central London’s iconic shopping boulevards of Bond Street and Oxford Street - perfect for something tasty in between bursts of retail relaxation.
Beneath the arches of London Bridge and just moments from the Thames, Borough Market is the sprawling, quintessential street food experience in London. Said to have existed for over 1,000 years, it has grown to become an exceptional mix of traditional traders, selling fresh British produce surrounded by charming pubs and award-winning restaurants. With a full market running Wednesday to Saturday, and a Monday - Tuesday lunch market, Borough Market is a vital destination for all visiting foodies.
Fri 10am - 6pm
Sat 8am to 5pm
Brick Lane Market
At the heart of East London’s famed cultural quarter, Brick Lane Market is a must-visit dining spot when visiting the lanes, boutique stores and pop-ups of ever-changing Shoreditch. Seven days a week, there’s incredible street food to be found around the old Truman Brewery - all within easy reach of characterful, welcoming pubs and the eclectic architecture of Spitalfields and the City.
Sun 10am - 5pm
Rock down to Electric Avenue and enjoy some of South London’s finest street food. Brixton is home to a selection of amazing markets - from flea markets and vintage sales, to farmers and makers - and the food on offer doesn’t disappoint either. Whether you head to the Food Corner at lunchtime, or choose to explore the tastes of Brixton Village and the Market Row Arcade, you’ll find something delicious to delight you.
Tue - Sun 9am - 11:30pm
Everyone knows that Hackney is a little bit cool these days - and Broadway Market sits happily at the eye of a perfect storm, consisting of great pubs, boutique shops and beautiful parks. Offering a variety of incredible eats just a short walk from the Regent’s Canal and the open spaces of London Fields and Victoria Park, Broadway Market is a great place to start an exploration of a truly exciting corner of the capital.
9am - 5pm
A hidden treasure of south east London that is beloved by locals, Brockley Market is a charming Saturday lunchtime treat for fans of unforgettable cheap eats. Whether you’re looking for fresh local produce or food to go, it’s all here. Grab the ingredients for a sumptuous Sunday lunch, or treat yourself to something special - there’s so much on offer from this award-winning market.
10am - 2pm
Camden Stables & Lock Market
Long established as one of London’s most characterful and charming markets, Camden has built itself a reputation as a home for an eclectic range of street food wonders. With hundreds of stalls trading in everything from vintage records to cyberpunk paraphernalia, the market’s street eats are ideal for relaxing canal-side, or fuelling a big afternoon browsing for the best bargains on offer.
10am - 6pm
A stone’s throw from the pubs, bars and designer boutiques of Islington’s Upper Street, Chapel Market sits at the heart of one of London’s most in-demand neighbourhoods. Historically located on a livestock route to Smithfield Market, Chapel Market retains an authentic community feel, with local vendors offering a variety of street food alternatives, ranging from traditional bangers and burgers to tantalising Caribbean options.
Sun 10am - 4pm
Dalston Yard Street Feast
When the summer sun hits London, Dalston Yard is the perfect place to head. A seasonal celebration of all that is tasty and fun, there are 17 stalls, 13 bars and a very good time to be enjoyed by all. The irrepressible party atmosphere makes for an unmatched street dining experience, within easy reach of Dalston’s many other vibrant and eclectic night spots.
Shoreditch is an absolute must-visit for street food connoisseurs in the capital, and Dinerama is one of the main attractions. Centred around a fully weather-proofed ‘food arena’, the market bursts into life every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night. With free entry before 7pm and only £3 thereafter, it’s the perfect place to grab something tasty when heading East for a night out in Shoreditch’s many eclectic bars, pubs and clubs.
5pm - 12am
Located between the fashionable boroughs of Clerkenwell and Islington, Exmouth Market is a cultured combination of wonderful street food and established bars, pubs and high-end dining experiences. A short walk from the Sadler’s Wells Theatre and the luxury shopping of Islington’s Upper Street, Exmouth has marked itself out as a day and night dining destination within easy reach of the bright lights of the City.
10am - 3pm
Nestled happily in a charming neighbourhood packed with boutique designer shops and remarkable reminders of Britain’s naval heritage, Greenwich Market is a scenic home to a diverse array of culinary delights - seven days a week. From vegan treats to bountiful burgers, there’s something appetizing for everyone, and even London’s most picturesque park on hand, for the perfect fairweather picnic.
10am - 5:30pm
A beautifully crafted street food experience just minutes from London Bridge station, Hawker House is one of the capital’s most novel street food markets. With fourteen vendors across two floors and with free entry before 7pm, this is street food on a scale to match the quality and variety available. Whether you fancy fresh British seafood or a riotous range of Mexican tastes, Hawker House is the real deal.
5pm - 12am
Amongst the hurry and hubbub of King’s Cross, find a little corner of foodie paradise. Located between the station and the elegant fountains of Granary Square, Kerb KX is the headline market of the Kerb Food team, who host markets across the capital - from Paddington to Canary Wharf. Grab lunch, find a spot in the sun by the Regent’s Canal and enjoy a true taste of London.
12pm - 2pm
Nestled between vibrant quarter of Clerkenwell and the buzzing thoroughfares of the City, Leather Lane Market is a riot of tastes and aromas, encompassing a huge mix of cuisines. From Brazilian BBQ to sumptuous Spanish fare, stroll through a market packed, end-to-end, with tantalising tastes and friendly stall holders. Open Monday to Friday, it’s the perfect place to stop off for an unforgettable lunch while exploring the heart of the city.
10am - 3pm
Little Feast Street Food
A hidden treasure tucked away at the Goldhawk Road end of Shepherd’s Bush Market, Little Feast is West London’s quirkiest emerging street food destination. With amazing food served along a boulevard of colourful shed stalls, this characterful courtyard is the ideal summertime sun trap. Unwind and enjoy the welcoming community atmosphere.
Sat 12pm - 11pm
Sun 12pm - 8pm
Lower Marsh Market
This historic street market has been serving Londoners since the mid-nineteenth century, and remains a popular part of the community in Southwark and Waterloo. Monday to Friday, all year round, the market is dominated by foods from across the world, to suit all tastes. Within easy reach of the Thames at Westminster and the many cultural landmarks of Waterloo and the South Bank, Lower Marsh is a fantastic place from which to grab something amazing to eat, explore the area, walk to the river and watch the world go by.
10am - 5pm
Maltby Street Market
Under the railway arches between London Bridge and Bermondsey, Maltby Street Market has established itself as one of South London’s most beloved street food markets. Choose to indulge your sweet tooth with delicious waffles and brownies, or explore the many amazing artisan delis on offer. An in-demand weekend treat within reach of the City and Bermondsey’s riverside pubs, Maltby has boomed in popularity thanks to its welcoming, characterful location and a versatile gastronomic sensibility - it’s delightful.
Sun 11am - 4pm
A big part of Lewisham’s rapid rise as a street food destination, Model Market is the hugely popular south east outpost of the Street Feast quartet. Home to everything from seriously sugary artisan baking to every kind of burger imaginable, the Model Market has the atmosphere of a street food party. With free entry before 7pm, enjoy a welcoming retro vibe and a choice of outdoor and indoor dining options.
5pm - 12am
Just minutes from the open space of London Fields and within easy reach of Hackney’s best pubs, Netil Market is an attractive prospect for bargain hunters of all kinds. Primarily a space for designers and creative businesses to trade every day of the week, its vibrant Saturday market has rapidly risen as one of Hackney’s most characterful and charming weekend spots. Resident food vendors alongside fresh weekend tastes combine to offer a pitch-perfect pallette to enjoy, alongside great vintage and craft shopping.
Sun 12pm - 5pm
Old Spitalfields Market
Spitalfields is rightly considered one of London’s quintessential markets - there have been stalls and punters here since Charles II gave consent in 1682. Today, the market is thriving, with high-end restaurateurs rubbing shoulders with the best in up-and-coming London street food vendors. From Malaysian and Mexican marvels, to the finest Italian fare, it’s all here - just a short walk from the unique boutiques of Brick Lane and beyond.
Partridges Food Market
Providing incredible food for the shoppers and sightseers of the West End, Partridges has established itself as the gold standard of London street food. Every Saturday, Duke of York Square in Chelsea welcomes more than 70 stalls, featuring the finest local, British and international foods and produce. Pick and choose something really special, with speciality dishes from around the world and the quality fresh ingredients, sourced from around the UK.
10am - 4pm
The world’s largest antiques market and one of London’s most famous boulevards, Portobello Road is a colourful stretch of stalls amongst the elegant townhouses of Notting Hill. The market is home to more than 1,000 dealers, trading in antiques, second-hand treasures and vintage fashion. In recent years, this iconic West London landmark has developed an emerging reputation as a cornerstone of the capital’s street food revolution - with unforgettable taste experiences drawn from every corner of the world.
Thu 9am - 3pm
Fri-Sat 9am - 7pm
11am - 11pm
Southbank Centre Food Market
One of central London’s most well-known street food destinations, the Southbank Centre Food Market sits behind the Royal Festival Hall, within a minute’s walk of the Thames. With a fantastic array of street eats available, the Southbank is one of the most convenient and creative food markets in the capital - offering visitors the opportunity to enjoy great tastes whilst enjoying the sights and sounds of the city.
Street Food Union
In the beating heart of Soho, from Thursday to Saturday, Street Food Union ply the punters of London’s famed historic cultural quarter with quality street grub. Only moments from Shaftesbury Avenue and the capital’s heralded Theatreland, it’s a great way to grab food on the go when exploring central London. The market prides itself on the mix of meals on offer, with everything from poutine and pastrami, to flatbreads and falafels available.
11am - 3.30pm
Another of Shoreditch’s street food landmarks, the Sunday Upmarket has been an established part of the weekend landscape round these parts since 2004. Housed within the buildings of the old Truman Brewery, the Upmarket champions an impressive ‘cottage industry’ of caterers, alongside a community of local artists and designers who trade their wares through a wide variety of colourful, independent stalls.
10am - 5pm
Urban Food Fest
Night markets are an exciting platform for great street food to make a big impression. Open 12 - 12, Urban Food Fest is one of London’s most prominent late night street food markets. With a rotating rostrum of stalls, this Saturday Shoreditch hotspot has become a staple for daytime vintage shoppers and evening revellers, heading out to enjoying everything Shoreditch has to offer.
12pm - 12am
Venn Street Market
If you’re heading south of the river on a Saturday, there’s no finer place to grab something scrumptious on the go than Venn Street Market. Alongside stalls selling fresh foods and flowers, there are amazing hot street eats to be discovered - from unique vegetarian flatbreads to mouthwatering hog roasts. Minutes from Clapham Common, a visit to Venn Street is a wonderful place to grab something tasty before wiling away your weekend in one of the capital’s finest green spaces.
10am - 4pm
Whitecross Street Market
This often overlooked treasure is in fact one of the city’s oldest markets, having first started trading in the 17th century. Today, it’s a popular hub for locals looking for something tasty - with everything from Vietnamese cuisine to traditional hog roasts to discover and enjoy. There’s plenty to bring you to Whitecross Street and this corner of the capital - with the world class performances and exhibitions of the Barbican Centre less than five minutes’ walk away, and fashionable Shoreditch within easy reach.
10am - 3pm
Skate at Somerset House
One of London’s most atmospheric and best-loved outdoor ice rinks, it’s set in a stunning 18th-century courtyard with an enormous Christmas tree at one end helping to orientate you when spinning around the rink. Plus you get a whole hour to skate, and can check in your bag to make it easier. For those who prefer to watch, there are ample opportunities to sneak in a swift hot drink and snack – and you’re not just confined to mulled wine or tea, as drinking and dining options this year have gone decidedly upmarket with a Fortnum & Mason’s partnership.
10am - 22.15pm
Christmas Market at Tate Modern
A stunning setting between the Thames and the old Bankside power station-turned-Tate frames this cosy market with cute wooden chalets selling craft items such as handmade jewellery, wooden toys and so on, with plenty of festive food and drink choices.Unlike its neighbour, the Southbank Centre Winter Festival, this is a more traditional affair, and its picturesque nature should provide plenty of Instagrammable moments.
Fri 11am - 10pm
Sat 10am - 10pm
Sun 10am - 8pm
Southbank Centre Winter Market
Conveniently located in London’s throbbing cultural heart, this seasonal market is now in its eighth year and forms part of the 2017 Southbank Centre Winter Festival. The focus is on contemporary fun - think global street food and roller disco - rather than the traditional wooden chalets and Bratwurst you’ll see elsewhere. Don’t miss stunning acrobatics from innovative circus company No Fit State, or the Rekorderlig Cider Lodge pop-up bar, housed in a typical Scandinavian-style two-storey house. There’s shopping too, of course, with arts and crafts for last-minute gifts, but food and frolics are more the order of the day - and entry is free.
Fr-Sat 11am - 11pm
Hyde Park Winter Wonderland
London’s biggest and (literally) brightest Christmas market by a country mile, Winter Wonderland hits its 10th anniversary this year. To celebrate the occasion, there are extra attractions on offer, including a Magical Ice Kingdom and The Nutcracker on Ice, alongside the usual astounding array of circus events, funfair rides, games, food joints, bars and gift stalls. Winter Wonderland is a real crowd-pleaser, which explains the thousands of people who come here year after year. But despite the crowds, it’s big enough for everyone to keep their festive cheer all night through, and everyone can find a spot to grab some pulled pork, Bratwurst or toasted marshmallows, and this year there are two ice bars to help chill your drink. Just don’t forget your scarf.
10am - 10pm
Islington Christmas Market
Slightly off the beaten track, this market in trendy Angel is popular with North London residents, but it’s worth a visit even if you’re from south of the river. Although it’s not as extensive as some of its central London counterparts, the emphasis here is on quality, unusual seasonal food and gifts that you’re unlikely to find elsewhere. It opens on 21st November, and moves this year from Islington Green to the Angel Central shopping centre.
10am - 6pm