London’s Best Food markets
London’s food scene is bursting with options to get your taste buds tingling, and new discoveries are sprouting up all over the place. So whether you know what you’re after, or if you want to be taken by surprise, we have a list of London’s best food markets this autumn and winter, easy to reach from Fenchurch Street and Liverpool Street.
Broadway Market, London Bridge
As well as arts and crafts, Broadway Market attracts farmers from all over with their produce. From mouth-watering, home-cooked delights, to fresh and delicious ingredients, it’s a great place to let the mood inspire your choice.
Broadway Market, London E8 4QJ
Saturdays 9am – 5pm
Borough Market, London Bridge
A scenic stroll across the river from Liverpool Street station takes you into the sprawling Borough Market, one of the most famous gourmet food markets in Britain. It features some of the best meat, seafood, wine, organic vegetables, beer and brownies in London. Whatever you fancy, you’re likely to find it here.
Borough High Street SE1 1TL
Monday to Saturday 10am – 5pm
You wouldn’t think there’s much you can do with shipping containers, but some inspired individuals had other ideas in 2015. The market started as a community project with discounted rates for local food start-ups and artists, and now it’s a brilliant addition to Brixton’s ever-growing food scene.
Sit among the fairy lights and trees growing from barrels as you tuck into Baba G’s Bhangra Burger or one of the dishes from Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen.
53, Brixton Station road, SW9 8PQ.
Every day, 9am – 11pm, open until midnight on weekends
Maltby Street Market, Bermondsey
If the sprawling reach of Borough Market is too much, then head to the smaller Maltby Market. It boasts a glorious array of artisan producers, and with everything from scotch eggs to African street food, you’ll definitely be full after a visit.
Ropewalk, SE1 3PA
Open every Saturday.
Take a trip deep into hipster heartland. Pump is an old petrol station given a makeover to accommodate street food vendors, art and DJs, making it one of London’s go-to dining destinations. Enjoy delights from The Falafal Queen, Venezuelan arepas at Guasacaca, or the best steak sandwich in the capital from Los Pibes. Pump is banned from selling alcohol, but the dining options and entertainment more than make up for it.
168 Shoreditch High St, E1 6HU
Monday to Sunday 11am – 11pm
Model Market, Lewisham
Housed in a formerly abandoned 1950s indoor and outdoor market, it is now South East London’s capital of street food, booze, and vinyl grooves. You’ll find London’s best mac n’ cheese from Annie Mae, sumptuous steamed buns from BAO and Hot Box’s mouth-watering smoked meats and BBQ ribs. Expect a cool South London crowd, and if you’re up for it, some dancing.
Molesworth Street, 196 Lewisham High Street, SE13 6LS
Every Friday and Saturday, 5pm – 1am
Free before 7pm, £3 after
Brockley Market, Lewisham
Also in Lewisham is the winner of the Time Out Best Cheap Eats In London award in 2015, and runner up in the Observer Food Monthly Awards for Best Market 2015. Brockley Market offers seasonal fare from local producers, fresh fruit and veg and pastries. You’re bound to find something for all tastes here.
Lewisham College Car Park, Lewisham Way, Brockley, SE4 1UT
Every Saturday 10am – 2pm
Exmouth Market, Clerkenwell
Nestled in the heart of the narrow, winding lanes of Clerkenwell, Exmouth Market teems with restaurants and pop-up food stalls serving gourmet treats, from Dirty Burger to the much talked about Moroccan delights of Moro. You can also find designer jewellery among many other stalls, and with Sadler’s Wells theatre around the corner, you can take in a show once you’ve eaten.
Exmouth Market, EC1R 4QL
Weekdays 11am – 2pm
Fenchurch Street Food Market
We can't leave out our very own brilliant little food market. Open four days a week, Tuesday-Friday, from 10am to 3:30pm Fenchurch street food market is a bustling food market happen right outside our very own Fenchurch Street Station. There's a wonerful variety of global food on offer - perfect for perking up your lunchbreaks! Plus it's ideal if you're exploring around our London station for the day.