Top 10 London food markets to visit right now

It’s no secret that London is home to some of the most diverse and flavoursome food scenes in the world.

Whether you’re looking for a gorgeous kerbside bite or a luxurious Michelin-star dining experience, London has plenty to offer! But the city’s feasting options don’t stop there…

Street food markets have become a must-visit for newbies to the capital looking to explore London’s mouthwatering cuisines. No matter what your taste buds desire – fresh seafood, perfectly cooked pizza or lush desserts – beat those food cravings at one of these iconic London street food markets.

Borough Market – Southwark

Borough Market London With over one hundred stalls, stands, and restaurants and rich in market trading history dating back eight centuries, it’s easy to say Borough Market is one of the most famous London food markets and a go-to for any local or visiting foodies.

Describing itself as a ‘celebrator’ of food, Borough Market offers an impressive collection of cuisines, produce and eating experiences to its 25 million customers visiting every year. Packed into distinct 19th-century, art deco buildings, the present-day market boasts heavenly creations from fluffy Taiwanese bao buns, stunning Persian sharing dishes, handmade bakery delights, and so much more. We’d need a whole article to round up everything Borough Market offers!

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Seven Dials Market – Covent Garden

Seven Dials Food MarketLocated in its buzzy namesake neighbourhood of Covent Garden, Seven Dials Market offers London food lovers the delectable tastes of 19 passionate independent food vendors inside its bright and vibrant food market hall.

Sat amongst the prime vintage and designer shopping spot of Seven Dials, Seven Dials Market is the ultimate pitstop for shoppers looking to escape from the hustle and bustle of central London with tasty midday treat! Whether you’re craving a sweet treat from one of London’s favourite dessert traders in Cucumber Alley or a luscious savoury pick-me-up from one of the friendly resident vendors in the Banana Warehouse – there’s something for everyone to ease those shopping blues.

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Bohemia Place Market – Hackney

Bohemia Place Market in Hackney, LondonThis community-centred, independently run market has become a staple of Hackney’s food scene since its humble beginnings in 2017. Showcasing a range of black-owned street food traders, festivals and music events, Bohemia Place Market has always put sustainability at the heart of every market event they hold.

Expect succulent vegan street food, tasty cocktails and craft beer and a host of DJs bringing the finest tunes from the funk, soul, hip hop, reggae, house and garage scene. This lively London food market is perfect for any foodies looking for a late-evening street food experience before heading out into Hackney’s buzzy night scene.

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Old Spitalfields Market – Shoreditch 

Old Spitalfields Market in ShoreditchIt’s no understatement when we say Old Spitalfields Market has EVERYTHING. Open seven days a week, this East London market offers 42 food stalls, 60 handmade, vintage and designer shops and stalls, and daily community-first events. But with all this, you’ll not want to miss Old Spitalfields’ iconic food market during your visit.

With decadent desserts at the legendary Humble Crumble, next-level New York burgers at Bleeker Burger and authentic cups of hot chai at Chai Guys, you’ll find an impressive collection of cuisines inside this bright, airy indoor food market. Much like Borough Market, Old Spitalfields Market holds a mountain of history dating back to the 17th century, making it one of the most famous London food markets.

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Maltby Street Market – Bermondsey

Loaded sandwich at Maltby Street Market, LondonLooking for a hidden London food market that tourists haven’t discovered yet? Check out Maltby Street Market in Bermondsey. Just a stone’s throw away from the iconic Borough Market, you’ll find this colourful street food market hidden beneath grand 19th-century railway arches and bursting with food and culture.

Nestled along Ropewalk, you’ll find an array of tasteful eating establishments on your left and, on your right, charming takeaway food stalls to eliminate your food cravings. Showcasing some of the best street food in London, Maltby Street Market regularly switches up its street traders, ensuring every visit is unique, and memorable and has you eager to return for another gorgeous feast!

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Camden Market – Camden Town

Street food curry options at Camden Market, LondonSelf-described as a ‘melting pot of music, fashion, experiences and food’, Camden Market has become world famous for being the largest market in London. Offering a shopping and dining experience like no other and with something for everyone, Camden Market’s food quarter is home to hundreds of street food vendors, cafes and restaurants.

Introduce your taste buds to glorious new flavours, from juicy sustainable street eats and traditional family cooking to arty and out-of-this-world desserts. For the ultimate Indian street food experience, we’d recommend checking out Curry Up Camden or spice up your Instagram feed with the iconic metre-long hot dogs at Highlander Game.

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Mercato Metropolitano – Elephant and Castle

Mercato Metropolitano food market in Elephant and Castle, LondonProudly opening as London’s First Sustainable Community Market in 2016, Mercato Metropolitano has become one of London’s biggest undercover outdoor food market venues. With 40-plus independent trading partners serving a vibrant collection of sustainably sourced food and drink, this London food market is an idyllic spot that brings people of all ages and backgrounds together to enjoy authentic street food.

With community and social responsibility at the heart of everything Mercato Metropolitano does, this no-frills food market has been designed solely using recycled materials and based on a sustainable model that puts the local neighbourhood first. Check out the hidden music theatre, enjoy exciting live DJs and much more at this renowned Elephant and Castle food market.

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Portobello Road Food Market – Notting Hill

Street food at Portobello Road Market For a shopping and eating experience that is completely unique every time you visit, head to Portobello Road Market in Notting Hill. This iconic antique, fashion and food market is a true icon in pop culture, with multiple appearances in films, TV shows and music over the last century.

Every day on Portobello Road is different, but the food market is a must-visit if you find yourself in Notting Hill on a sunny (or dreary) afternoon. Discover a diverse and gorgeous collection of street food vendors and fresh fruit and veg sellers as you devour a tasty food market takeaway treat and explore the colourful streets of Notting Hill.

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Market Halls Victoria – Westminster

Street food at Market Halls Victoria, LondonThree floors of tasty street food dining. Eight kitchen menus to choose from. 60+ dishes to demolish. And one stunning rooftop terrace to admire the gorgeous London skyline. Market Halls Victoria is a dining heaven for food lovers near and far.

Craving brunch with a twist? Check out the famous Eggslut, where all-day eggs are their speciality! Or savour refreshing and authentic flavours direct from Mexico City at DF Tacos. While Market Halls Victoria opens bright and early at 8am every day, don’t pass up discovering the halls at night. With fabulous live music and DJs every Thursday and Saturday until close, you can enjoy your tasty street food while dancing the night away!

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Peckham Levels – Peckham

Gorgeous burger from street food vendorDelight your taste buds with wondrous and authentic London street food as you admire some of the best views of the capital at Peckham Levels. This cosy London food hall and street food market is a colourful reimagining of a once-abandoned multi-storey car park. Taking over the sixth floor, Peckham Levels offers six family-friendly food market traders and exciting events and exhibitions for you to enjoy throughout the year.

As well as a whole of cuisines to choose from, including Korean fusion, Indian street food and Caribbean delicacies with a vegan twist, enjoy Peckham Level’s vast collection of tasty cocktails, seasonal coffee, sustainable wine and local beers from across London (non-alcoholic and alcoholic options available!).

P.S. Don’t forget to check out Frank’s Cafe on the multi-storey rooftop for a stunning view of a London skyline sunset!

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