An advance cab booking is always the best way to take your shopping home!
Markets were an essential part of London life for hundreds of years, back to Roman times, where a cab booking would not be possible.
We all know from history that they were a meeting point where everyone gathered for various businesses, also the place where the community would go for shopping. Needless to mention, things have vastly changed since then.
These days, London has several markets that continue to attract both tourists and locals. From vintage and antique markets to street food markets, the capital has it all. Here is our guide for you.
If you do not want to be surprised by the crowds, plan your Camden Market visit at off-peak times. 250,000 visitors are taking over the shops and stalls every week, which makes it London’s fourth most visited place. Here you can find anything from furniture, hand-made leather articles, shoes and jewelry to Goth and fetish apparel. Camden Market is also a great place to go when you feel hungry, as the food stalls are offering a wide variety of street food. You can taste Greek souvlaki, or Indian curry, indulge in some Chinese noodles or get a pancake to go. Whatever your tastes, surely you will find something to please you. To get home fast and relaxed after the shopping session, don’t forget to make a cab booking in advance.
The best time to visit is from Wednesday to Saturday, surely in the morning time. Borough Market is London’s best-known food market but has a catch. The crowd that draws can get overwhelming at peak times, as many visitors are coming only for pictures rather than shop. Overall it is an excellent place to go when you are looking for any special cheese, cured meats, olive oil and things that the supermarkets cannot provide, as they are carefully handmade. You can indulge in the street food as well as you can choose a fancy restaurant if that is what you are after. If it is about the food, then Borough Market would be!
Columbia Road Flower Market
A balm for the soul, the most pleasing to the eye market in London opens its doors for shoppers and tourists every Sunday, from 8am-3pm. The perfect place if you are after an amazing bouquet or if you are planning to decorate your garden. Columbia Road Flower Market is located in Bethnal Green and you will find there anything from bulbs to small fruit trees. After you found your perfect plant, you can charge your batteries in one of the cozy cafés behind the stalls or wander between the antique boutiques. After the well spent time, take home your blooms with our reliable cab booking service.
Portobello Road Market
World-renowned for the antique bargains, Portobello Market is much more than that. It is a great place for fashion, fruit and vegetable stalls, cafes and boutiques, street food and more. If you happen to be around, why not visiting William’s bookshop ‘The Travel Company’ from “Notting Hill” movie? It is located in the Nicholls Antique Arcade. It has since been sold on and is now home to a shoe shop ‘Notting Hill, 142 Portobello Road’. Walk a few steps further and you will find the famous blue door of 280 Westbourne Park Road, where William’s flat was located. Take some photos and move further.
This fancy indoor market is home to over 100 stalls, everyday from 10am-5: 30 pm. It is the typical market, where you can find common brick-a-brack, unconventional gifts, jewelry, fancy clothes, and old furniture. If you are feeling hungry while shopping, I totally recommend the Chinese street-food stall by the main entrance. If you rather have a coffee, there is a wide choice of shops available, just behind the stands.
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