From weekend pop-ups in Bermondsey to hip Hackney’s Broadway Market, here’s where visitors can eat their way through six of London’s finest outdoor food markets.
Borough Market: Located just off the London Bridge tube station, this is London’s oldest food market and still one of its very best. Here hundreds of traders peddling everything from local produce, cheese, and charcuterie to street food, artisanal skincare products, and craft beer set up shop six days a week, the busiest days of which are Fridays and Saturdays.
Broadway Market: This is the place to be on sunny Saturday afternoons in Hackney. More than 130 vendors pack Broadway Market, from Regent’s Canal to London Fields, until 5pm year round. Expect decadent desserts, gooey grilled cheese sandwiches, Scotch eggs, Indian curries, and much more.
Maltby Street Market: Ropewalk: Occupying a narrow alleyway running alongside the overground train tracks—some vendors set up within the archways—Ropewalk hosts some of London’s best street food vendors every Saturday and Sunday. Come hungry.
Druid Street Market: Just around the corner from Ropewalk and open every Saturday, Druid Street Market offers a small but well-chosen variety of chefs specializing in fried oysters, baked goods, and more. Pop into adjacent The Bottle Shop or Anspach & Hobday craft brewery for a quality brew or two.
Whitecross Street: Sandwiched in between Barbican and Shoreditch, this weekday lunch market features talented street food chefs hawking, among other tempting treats, authentic Thai cuisine, wraps, burritos, and sweet and savoury pies.
Brockley Market: Though well off the beaten track for most visitors, dedicated foodies will find this Saturday-only market well worth the effort for its good vibes and lovely selection of seasonal produce, organic meats, and delicious street food.