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Top 5 Markets in London (for food shopping, souvenirs or good ole people watching)

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When you’re looking for a casual stroll through a typical London market for either food, souvenirs or fun people-watching – these Top 5 London Markets offer it all. Now just hope the rain holds off so you can enjoy some sunshine with that food.

Here is what we recommend:  

Borough Market
Arrive early on a Saturday morning to experience the bustle of this foodies’ paradise. Don’t try the first food stall you see despite it smelling incredible, they all do! Try to get back here a couple times during your stay to sample all the incredible British and international foods on offer.
Tube stop: London Bridge

Camden Market
A wild, jostling crowd on the weekend, this part of town is worth a visit at any time. You’ll find handmade souvenirs for those left back home, eclectic textiles and accessories and not to forget the food stalls. Grab a bite sitting on a stationary moped gazing out at all the comings and goings on the canal – you’ll appreciate the people-watching fodder!
Tube stop: Camden Town

Maltby Street Market
Food, drinks and some antiquing here in this ever increasingly popular street market. Get there early afternoon as the stalls close up shop around 4pm, or when the food and drink run out. We recommend ending your evening in Bar Tozino for Spanish wine and tapas.
Tube stop: London Bridge or Bermondsey

Portobello Road Market
Famous market amongst Londoners and tourists alike, come for a spell of antiquing, nibbles and spotting as many local celebs as you can. Here you’ll find some lovely vintage pieces to bring home as a reminder of your London trip.
Tube stop: Ladbroke Grove

Spitalfields Market
Renovated Victorian covered market with an extensive array of vintage clothing and accessories, boutiques and food stalls. Great for Christmas present shopping or buying some trinket to remind you of the quirky side of London.
Tube stop: Liverpool Street

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