A visit to one of London’s Saturday markets is what the weekends were made for (well, apart from lie-ins, obviously). Browsing market stalls full of fine crafts and scoffing street food at leisure are what makes London Saturday markets so special.
From art aficionados to culture vultures and street food junkies (the latter would be us!), there is a London Saturday market to suit all tastes (and budgets).
We’ve scoped out the best London Saturday markets the capital has to offer – some of these are also quite close to each other so several can be attempted in one day. You’re welcome…
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Best Saturday markets in London
1. Borough Market, London Bridge
You can’t beat a bit of Borough Market. It might be one of the more famous (predictable even) choices on this London Saturday market list but is it worthy of its accolades (as long as you don’t mind rubbing shoulders with lots of tourists and queuing a little).
Indeed, half the fun at London Borough Market on Saturdays is the hustle and bustle and ducking and diving among the market’s stalls and laneways before deciding where to splash the cash. We’d recommend you walk around first to get the lay of the land before making your choices.
If you are on a budget you can also do Borough Market cheaply – some incredible bread and sweet treats can be bought for around the £1 mark (but you can also break the bank with oysters or incredible cheese if you so desire – now that is a super Saturday!).
For more pictures and our full guide to London Borough Market on Saturdays (or any day of the week – it is open daily), read our dedicated Borough Market blog.
Also check out our London Bridge area guide for when you’ve finished at London Borough Market.
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2. Maltby Street Market, Bermondsey
Food, glorious food! Possibly the most appetising market on our best London Saturday market list, Maltby Street Market is a foodie fave of ours and we return here on numerous occasions.
The Maltby Street Laneway setting every Saturday is so unusual, tucked away amongst the railway arches and various industrial warehouses.
Maltby Street Market feels quite different to the usual London Saturday market fare – the selection of stalls here is huge, with an international twist; from Taiwanese waffles to delicious french canales, your stomach will be satisfyingly sorted.
We’d also recommend a Maltby Street Market tasting and tipple session as it sits along the famous Bermondsey Beer Mile (all the Bermondsey Beer Mile Breweries are open on Saturdays). In fact, one these breweries (Hiver) is literally next door to the market – try their honey beer!
You can also visit Maltby Street during the week as several of the restaurants and wine bars are open, but the main Maltby Street food market itself is only open Friday to Sundays. Read more in our Maltby Street market guide >
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3. Broadway Market, Hackney, East London
A traditional tidbit of food and craft stalls (sometimes described as a ‘Victorian working street market’), Broadway Market in east London comes alive on Saturdays with a huge line of market stalls lining the main high street.
During the week, Broadway Market is coffee culture central with lots of nice bars, cafes and deli style affairs to choose from.
However, head along on a Saturday morning and you’ll be rewarded with dozens of delicious food stalls and arts and crafts – seriously, give the location, this is one of the best looking Saturday markets in London.
Once you’ve grabbed your gourmet grub from a stall, enjoy it in nearby London Fields, one of east London’s most popular public parks. Craft beers can also be bought from the local boozer The Cat and Mutton or from the London Fields Pub in the Park.
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4. Camden Saturday Market, north London
Grungy Camden has gentrified and morphed over the years but it still tries hard to retain some of its colourful counterculture (although the apartments around here are still so stupidly expensive).
Whilst mainstream can mean mundane, Camden Markets retain their eclectic nature and are worthy of a walk on a Saturday, especially the retro and quirky fashions around the Stables area.
Kerb Camden and nearby Hawley Wharf also offer a wide variety of street food kiosks overlooking the nearby canal and barges.
Across the whole Camden Market site, you’ll discover heaps of stalls selling everything from vintage, goth and punk clothing (Hello, Cyberdog!) through to handmade crafts, bric a brac and beautifully bizarre trinkets.
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5. Notting Hill Portobello Road Market, west London
As long as you aren’t on the lookout for Hugh Grant or Julia Roberts, you won’t be disappointed by Notting Hill’s Saturday Market along Portobello Road (although you can still find the famous blue door).
From antiques to bric a brac and flea markets via some damn fine street food stalls, Notting Hill’s shopping street comes alive at the weekends, as a circus of street-traders sell their wares down both sides of Portobello Road.
Notting Hill can be tourist central so along with London Borough Market, this can be one of the busiest Saturday markets in London.
We’d recommend getting to Portobello Road Market early on Saturday mornings (especially during the summer) as otherwise, it can take a while to navigate and become kinda ‘gridlocked’ (it is one long road which gets packed easily).
The Saturday market food stalls at Notting Hill here are also excellent with lots of international food like jerk chicken and afro caribbean flavours – especially towards the Ladbroke Grove end. Acklam Village street food market is a particular highlight.
If you arrive early, also check out the Saturday morning farmers market at Notting Hill Gate.
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6. Old Spitalfields Market
One of London’s oldest (350 years plus) and most enduring markets, Old Spitalfields Market in the shadow of Brick Lane is a colourful, covered market full of independent arts and crafts stalls, street eats and a few restaurants and bars dotted around the internal perimeter.
Handily, Old Spitalfields Market is also the closest London Saturday Market to Liverpool Street Station.
Due to its canopy roof, Old Spitalfields Market is fine to visit even if it is raining and is open seven days a week, not just on Saturdays.
For us, as fans of London cheap eats, Old Spitalfields Market is all about the street food choices available here every Saturday- we usually pass on by the permanent restaurants and head straight for the central food court kiosks.
Read more in our Old Spitalfields market blog here >
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7. Greenwich Market
Where heritage and haggling combine, Greenwich Market is one of the oldest and most historic markets in the whole of the UK. It opened its doors in the 18th century (around the 1730s to be precise) and moved to its current central Greenwich site a few years later. You can’t beat a London Saturday Market with an air of history about it.
Greenwich is a gem of a London Saturday market – in fact, this whole riverside area in south east London is awash with maritime features and majestic buildings.
Greenwich market is an equally nice diversion and pleasant shopping experience with lots of street food, arts, crafts and antiques stalls. There is also one of London’s last surviving pie and mash shops (Goddards of Greenwich) right next to the market.
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8. Alfies Antique Market, Marylebone
What’s it all about, Alfie? London’s largest indoor antiques market and purveyor of all things retro and vintage, Alfies Antique Market is found just off Lisson Grove, with over 60 different stalls and traders offering an awesome array of artefacts and Objet d’art.
Not your typical Saturday antiques market, this is a fine selection of trinkets and it might be best if you fancy a casual browse or are looking to bling your residence with something that isn’t Habitat or Ikea. Alfies Antiques Market also has a cafe and rooftop terrace to soothe your aching limbs after all that shopping strolling.
Close to Alfies Antiques, you’ll find the Church Street Saturday Market, a real deal, authentic street market which runs from Edgware Road to Lisson Grove (open 6 days a week, closed Sundays).
From fabric to feijoas, you’ll find all manner of foods and homewares at Church Street Market plus lots of international cuisine (Arabic, Lebanese, Asian) in the nearby cafes and stalls that run along the street.
9. Canopy Market, King’s Cross
King’s Cross in north London has become one of our regular Saturday Market haunts, due to its new restaurant additions, gregarious Granary Square plus the recent Coal Drops Yard development overlooking the Regent’s Canal.
Add to that list the Canopy Market, which takes place next to Central St. Martin’s campus several days a week including Saturdays.
Famed for its independent stalls the likes of which you won’t see anywhere in London, Canopy Market is more about quality than quantity. It is tiny compared to the likes of Camden but as part of a day out exploring the King’s Cross, this is a superb way to spend a Saturday.
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10. Southbank Centre Food Market
Located a stone’s throw from the river Thames and all manner of the capital’s iconic arts institutions, the Southbank Centre market is open from Friday to Sunday inclusive so you can also attempt this another day if your Saturday is already planned with other markets.
The Southbank Saturday Food Market is home to street food from all over the world, plus the very best of traditional British foods like Cornish Pasties and scotch eggs.
The selection of street food at the Southbank Centre Sunday Market in London seems to change every time we visit so you are guaranteed to find the right bite for you.
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11. Brockley Market, south London
Located at Lewisham College (well, its carpark) about 10 minutes from Lewisham Central, Brockley Market in south London is a Saturday market specialising in fine foods and the freshest farm produce.
Brockley Market’s location can be a challenge to get to from central or north London (especially if the trains are screwed on a Saturday) but this is what makes the trek worth it as the quality of produce is so good and it isn’t tourist central.
Afterwards, walk through the gorgeous Blackheath village neighbourhood before possibly continuing your foodie foray at the Greenwich Market.
12. Wapping Docklands Market
London Docklands newest Saturday market opened in April 2021 on a quayside in Wapping.
It is one of the lesser known Saturday markets in London but the choice of food is superb as is the quayside location.
Wapping Docklands Market is a super little Saturday market with a host of artisan food stalls and independent arts and crafts.
We’ve visited Wapping Docklands Market several times and its grows in size every time we return – from the live jazz-band to the waterside coffee vans (and the cheese stall looked particularly delicious).
Head over to Shadwell Pierhead by Wapping Wall from 10am – 4pm, just a short walk from the famous Prospect of Whitby riverside London pub.
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13. Lloyd Park Saturday Market, Walthamstow
This outdoor Saturday farmers market is located in the grounds of the William Morris Gallery and Lloyd Park in Walthamstow, north east London.
You’ll find over 30 stalls at Lloyd Park Saturday Market selling local produce as well as a handful of street food options from popular vendors such as Crosstown Doughnuts, Mother Flipper (burgers), Little Leaf (vegan pizza), Carcass Fire (steak), Gyoza Guys (Japanese dumplings) and many more.
Whilst there, make sure you check out the William Morris Gallery too as it is free to visit and a fascinating insight into the life and designs of William Morris.
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14. Duke of York Square Food Market, Chelsea
In the centre of Chelsea nestled near to Sloane Square, the sumptuous Saturday market in London’s Duke of York Square is one of the best London Saturday food markets around.
Chock full of sweet treats, gourmet goodness and bubbles (of the Veuve Clicquot variety), you can visit lots of stalls at Duke of York Square Food Market. We’d suggest creating a picnic by coupling all the culinary gems and eating alfresco on lawn outside the Saatchi Gallery.
The lawn is often open, particularly in the warmer, summer months (remember to bring a picnic throw and your best cutlery as this is Chelsea after all, darling!).
Delicacies available from the various produce and farmer’s market stalls include freshly shucked oysters, cheese and wraps galore.
One of our particular favourite food stalls at the weekly Duke of York London Saturday market is the canale dessert seller, a dainty and decadent pastry dessert from the Bordeaux region in France, flavoured with rum and vanilla and covered in a soft and tender custard centre and a dark, thick caramelized crust.
15. Pimlico Road Saturday Farmers Market, Belgravia
Held every Saturday from 9am to 2pm (except when it falls on a public holiday), Pimlico Road Market is a premier produce pop-up, establishing itself over the last 20 years as one of London’s best Saturday farmers markets.
Produce is fresh and queues for some of the more popular stalls can be huge – thankfully there are numerous coffee shops and bars nearby to unwind in afterwards.
The Pimlico Farmers Market is based around Pimlico’s Orange Square under the gaze of a Mozart statue (the composer lodged here for several months in the 1760s when he toured the capital as a child).
There are plenty of outdoor areas and benches to enjoy your fresh snacks and wraps purchased here, or you can buy fresh fruit and veg, poultry and meat to take home.
Read our Belgravia things to do guide here and our guide to the best London Farmers Markets.
16. Vinegar Yard Saturday Flea Market, London Bridge
As it stands in 2023, the future of Vinegar Yard is in doubt, given property developers want to build on the site – so visit the flea market and street food stalls here whilst you still can.
One of the best known additions to the London pop-up bar and food market scene, Vinegar Yard launched in a disused lot in Spring 2019 and consists of a boutique, bijou market and several bars and street food outlets with ample outdoor seating. The flea market is open Saturdays 11am to 5pm (Sunday too).
Tip – head to the upstairs deck at Vinegar Yard atop a rusty shipping container for incredible views of the Shard.
17. Netil Market, London Fields
An artisan array of food stalls near to London Fields, Netil street food market is a charming courtyard type affair with around a dozen stalls (half street food and bars, half arts and crafts).
Whilst possibly the smallest Saturday London market on our list, Netil Market is best combined with the Saturday Broadway Market (or escape here if that one is too busy).
Street food at Netil Market includes Bao Bar (tasty Taiwanese fare) and Oli Baba – the supposed creator of London’s halloumi fries frenzy.
Our final Saturday market in London…
18. Covent Garden Apple Market
A former fruit and veg market (hence the name Apple Market), Covent Garden’s best shopping spot for artisan crafts and cute curiosities is chock full of barrows and stalls.
On our last visit to the Apple Market on a Saturday, handmade soaps, gorgeous jewellery and vintage framed posters seemed to be the order of the day.
Fancy spending a whole Saturday in and around Covent Garden? Read our guide to the best things to do in Covent Garden, London.
Apple Market is open daily from 10am to 6pm (opens at noon on Sundays).
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