Fall is Market Season in London!
Late summer arrived in London, trees are starting to turn yellow and days are getting shorter. A good time to use the sunny hours of your weekend and explore some of the nicest markets in London.
Start with the popular market in East London: Broadway Market, close to Regents Canal and London Fields, every Saturday till around 4pm. Here you find a wide range of local crafts and clothes designers, who sell their precious goods. If you´re looking for fine bakeries and delicious cakes you are at the right place. A German artisan bakery and deli serve typical pastries and bread. Come at lunchtime, grab a curry or crepe from a food stall and sit in the wildflower meadow at London Fields to escape the crowds.
If you like to explore East London´s smaller markets and get a real experience of the neighborhood come to Well Street Market. Much smaller than Broadway Market but nonetheless lovely. Find some unique postcards and tote bags and check out a lovely little shop: Mahala, which is only open on the weekends. People from the community cook meals and sell them at stalls or pop-up cafés. Buy a Caribbean curry with fresh coconut or Indian Dahl and sit in front of the pub to listen to some live music. Every Saturday.
Do you fancy cooking a feast? Do your shopping at a brand new weekly farmers market in Victoria Park. Especially in autumn when the leaves turn red and yellow a glorious place to spend a sunny morning. The market runs every Sunday from 10-3pm and offers seasonal produce including fruit and veg, fresh fish, locally baked bread, cheese, meat, olive oil, pickles, herbs, and spices.
If you like to get a bit further away, rent a bike and cycle along Regent’s Canal to Camden Market. From East London, it’s about a 30 minutes ride. You will pass houseboats and little cafés on the way. At Camden Market go for a stroll and explore the art and craft stalls or treat yourself to a freshly pressed orange juice for only a pound. If you’re coming for brunch, check out the vegan Campell’s Canal Café on Camden High Street. They make amazing vegan cakes as well.
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