Sunday markets in London

Loved by Locals: 18 Buzzing Sunday Markets in London

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Sunday Markets in London have a long history and a very special place in the hearts of Londoners. These are the best places to experience the local vibe while enjoying fresh produce from local farmers around London, delicious street food, and great bargains.

Wandering through a street market, listening to the vendors tout their wares is a very primal experience for many people; the sights, smells and sounds put you in touch with the goods and the people who supply them. As a result, London’s markets have evolved over hundreds of years from providing essential supplies to cover a range of areas like trendy street food and specialized antiques.

Sunday Markets in London by Area

Click to explore the best Sunday markets in London:

North London

Camden’s many markets carry an astonishing array of goods and are well known for their alternative fashion. The farmers’ market at Alexandra Palace is another gem in North London.

East London

You’re never far away from a Sunday market in East London. Plan your route and you’ll easily be able to cover a handful of markets. East London’s street markets truly offer something for everyone.

South East London

Street food lovers have a lot to choose from in South East London with awesome markets like Maltby, Greenwich Market and Southbank Food Market.

What’s your favourite among the many Sunday markets in London? Let us know in the comments.

Sunday Markets in London

Sunday Markets in North London

You’ll find several great markets in North London, like in Camden which is perfect for lazy Sundays enjoying a late brunch and wandering around the many stalls. For a less touristy experience, try Chapel Market in Islington or Alexandra Palace Farmers’ Market.

Alexandra Palace Sunday Farmers’ Market

Haringey, North London

Great for: Sausage in a roll, fresh seasonal vegetables and fruits

Open: 10 AM – 3 PM

  • Great local Sunday market with around 40 stalls
  • Delicious sausage rolls and baps from The Giggly Pig
  • Sourdough bread and tasty pastries
  • Large selection of stalls selling seasonal vegetables and fruits

Things to do nearby: Alexandra Park playground, ice skating, Ally Pally gig venue.

Address: Muswell Hill | London N10 3TG

Alexandra Palace Farmers' Market
Plenty of fresh fruit and veg stalls, as well as some street food stalls at Alexandra Palace Farmers’ Market.

Camden Lock Market

Camden, North London

Great for: Arts and crafts, cool t-shirts, jewellery and street food

Open: 10 AM – 6 PM

  • Idyllic view of Regent’s Canal and the narrow boats
  • Huge selection of international street-food options
  • T-shirts with unique designs
  • Quality arts and crafts products

Things to do nearby: Regent’s Canal, London Zoo, the rest of Camden’s markets (see below)

Camden Lock Market
Camden Lock Market is a colourful market with a mix of international street food, souvenirs, t-shirts, arts and crafts.

Camden Passage Market 

Islington, North London

Great for: Antique dealers and aficionados, collectors and interior designers

Open: 10 AM – 5 PM

  • Less busy with tourists than other London markets
  • Vintage clothing and jewellery in abundance
  • Antique and vintage English porcelain and french Quimper
  • Specialized in Antique Chinese ceramics and works of art

Things to do nearby: Coram’s Fields

camden passage market
Camden Passage Market on a Sunday

Islington Farmers’ Market

Islington, North London

Great for: Sourdough rye bread and fresh pasta

Open: 10 AM – 2 PM

  • Located at the historical Chapel Market
  • Nigels’ Lettuce and Lovage range of salads
  • Seasonal seafood and fish
  • Free range sausages, poultry and eggs

Things to do nearby: The Postal Museum, Regent’s Canal

Scandinavian rye bread
Get your fresh sourdough rye bread from Islington Farmers’ Market

Stables Market

Camden, North London

Great for: Vintage fashion and second hand bargains

Open: 9 AM – 6 PM

  • Shops are built into existing structure of real stables dating back to the early 1900s
  • Home to Cyberdog, an iconic cybergoth/rave store
  •  Pick up some vinyl at one of the market’s music stalls
  • Handmade jewellery and original gift ideas

Things to do nearby: Camden Lock, Regent’s Canal

Camden Stables Market
The Stables – one of the most popular Sunday markets in London

Sunday Markets in East London

Like beads on a string, there are so many markets to enjoy in East London. By starting in the north at Columbia Road Flower Market, we make our way south through Brick Lane, Upmarket, Old Spitalfields, ending up at Petticoat Lane market.

Brick Lane

Brick Lane, East London

Great for: People watching and second hand clothes

Open: 10 AM – 6 PM

  • Beat the crowds and go early in the morning
  • Shop for vintage clothes, antique furniture and organic produce
  • Sample some Polish, Malaysian, Morroccan, Korean and Ethiopian cuisine at the Boiler House Market
  • Beigel Bake for delishiously fresh bagels 24/7

Things to do nearby: Beigel Bake, Upmarket, Old Spitalfields Market

Brick Lane Market on a lively Sunday
Brick Lane Market on a lively sunny Sunday in London

Chatsworth Road

Hackney, East London

Great for: Hackney designer clothes and international food

Open: 11 AM – 4 PM

  • An eclectic mix of vintage clothing and accessories.
  • Vietnamease street food
  • Homemade vegan patisserie and bakery
  • Smoked fish from a wooden draft smokehouse in Greenwich.
  • Organic free range butcher and handmade pies

Things to do nearby: Lee Valley Farms, Olympic Park, Vicky Park

street food london markets
Get your fresh sourdough rye bread from Islington Farmers’ Market

Columbia Road Sunday Flower Market

Bethnal Green, East London

Great for: Flowers and plants at reasonable prices, old-school sales patter

Open: 8 AM – 2 PM

  • Great street vibe
  • Iconic East London flower market
  • Cut flowers of the freshest and best quality 
  • Lavenderdill, and basil for your herb garden
  • Rose bushesolive trees, or lemon trees for your garden.

Things to do nearby: Hackney City Farm, Brick Lane Market

Columbia Road Flower Market
Columbia Road Flower Market

Old Spitalfields Market

Spitalfields, East London

Great for: High quality and unique fashion and arts products

Open: 10 AM – 5 PM

  • A wide selection of vintage and designer clothes
  • Hand-carved furniture, beautiful hand-painted china sets
  • Trendy pubs or cultural food stalls (e.g. Ethiopian, Caribbean, Sri Lankan
  •  Several art galleries featuring original artwork and photography,

Things to do nearby: Spitalfields Farm, Petticoat Lane Market

Old Spitalfields Market
Old Spitalfields Market is a great place to look for that unique and special London gift

Petticoat Lane Sunday Market

Spitalfields, East London

Great for: Cheap and cheerful clothing market with incredible deals

Open: 8 AM – 6 PM

  • Incredible bargains, but not always the highest quality
  • End-of-season sales from dealers buying in bulk
  • Both new and secondhand clothing is available, as well as linens and household goods
  • Watches and junk jewellery
  • Hardware, Toys & Electronics

Things to do nearby: Spitalfields Market, Spitalfields City Farm

Petticoat Lane
Petticoat Lane Market is long, narrow and full of life

Victoria Park Sunday Market

Victoria Park, East London

Great for: Locally sourced ingredients, lovingly crafted cakes, insta-perfect treats

Open: 10 AM – 6 PM

  • Seasonal fruit and veg from local farmers around London
  • Organic farm butchers and fresh fish
  • Locally baked bread and small batch cakes and biscuits
  • Cheeses and farm made pies

Things to do nearby: Victoria Park Playground, Olympic Park

Victoria Park Market
Victoria Park Market is located on The Nightwalk in the middle of the park


Brick Lane, East London

Great for: East London’s best food-hall with 40 street-food traders

Open: 10 AM – 6 PM

  • A wide range of delicious dishes from Ethiopian Injera bread to Korean ‘Dak-kkochi’ skewers
  • Artisanal food traders offering freshly created and selected produce ranging from natural preserves to sourdough breads
  • Insta perfect and indulgent selection of sweet pastries and desserts

Things to do nearby: Brick Lane, Old Spitalfields Market

Upmarket Brick Lane Market
Looking for Sunday markets in London with great street-food? Upmarket is one of your best options!

South East London Sunday Markets

From fancy street-food and artisan pastries to everyday groceries and bric-a-brac, you’ll find a hugely diverse range of Sunday markets across South East London.

Blackheath Farmers’ Market

Blackheath Station, South East London

Great for: Organic meat, fruit and veg, fresh pastries

Open: 10 AM – 2 PM

  • Popular local farmers’ market in Blackheat village
  • Locally produced honey
  • Norfolk caught brown shrimps
  • Kentish asparagus in spring and cherries in July
  • Big selection of fruit and veg

Things to do nearby: Greenwich Park, Royal Observatory

Farmers Markets
No lack of pastries on sale in Blackheath Farmers’ Market

Greenwich Market

Greenwich, South East London

Great for: Unique handmade gifts and delicious food options

Open: 10 AM – 5:30 PM

  • Original and high-quality London-themed gifts
  • Independent arts and crafts shops
  • International street-food area
  • Go early to beat the crowds during the weekend
  • Relax on the grass in the park nearby

Things to do nearby: Greenwich Park, National Maritime Museum, Cutty Sark

entrance to Greenwich market
With several attractions nearby, Greenwich Market is a popular destination during the weekend

East Street Sunday Market in London

Walworth, South East London

Great for: All you need from an everyday market, good value for money,

Open: 8 AM – 4 PM

  • Non-gentrified local market
  • Great selection of African and Asian vegetables
  • Household budget apparel
  • A diverse and lively community meeting place

Things to do nearby: The Postal Museum, Regent’s Canal

London East Street Market
Ditch the supermarket and get your daily groceries from East Street Market

Horniman Museum and Gardens Farmers Market

Forest Hill, South East London

Great for: Day out with the kids, getting a treat at the market after visiting the musem

Open: 10 AM – 3 PM

  • Located right next to the museum
  • High quality hand-made design and crafts
  • Fresh fruit and vegetables from farmers near London
  • A decent selection of street-food stalls

Things to do nearby: Horniman Museum, Crystal Palace Playground

Horniman Sunday Market
Enjoy a great view towards Central London while snacking on delicious food from the market

Maltby Street Market

Bermondsey, South East London

Great for: Sourdough rye bread and fresh pasta

Open: 11 AM – 4 PM

  • Enjoy classic sausage and mash from Bangers
  • Chicken, rice, lentils and spinach from Amen Ethiopian
  • Vietnamese pork bao from Banh Minen
  • Locally produced beer and gin

Things to do nearby: Southwark Park Playground

Maltby Street Market
Sausages sizzling at Maltby Street Market

Southbank Centre Food Market

Southbank, South East London

Great for: Hand crafted cakes and honest street-food

Open: 12 PM – 6 PM

  • Portuguese custard tarts at Galeta
  • BBQ-smoked sausages at The Polish Deli
  • Authentic cannoli from Bello Gnocco
  • Korean-BBQ-in-a-burrito shack, Korrito
  • Draught beer bars, cocktail stands

Things to do nearby: Southbank Water Play

Sourdough Bread Market
Stop by for delicious street food by the Southbank Centre at one of the best Sunday markets in London

Markets empowering generations of Londoners

It is impossible, for example, to envisage Brick Lane, Covent Garden, Camden, or St James’s Church without their markets. The same applies to other, less well-known local markets that have empowered generations of Londoners to engage in economic and social activity:

  • Building businesses
  • Engaging with local people
  • Introducing Londoners to new products and services
  • Providing a daily ‘beating heart’ within local streets and squares

By visiting the Sunday markets in London, you’ll experience a fusion of old and new in the city.

Why London’s markets are so important

For generations, local markets have been a vital part of Londoners’ daily lives. These are manifestations of London’s openness towards the rest of the world through the variety of goods they sell, the traders they employ, and their communities. As a result, they are a great way to build a sense of community. In addition, they are a great source of healthy and fresh food and essential places to meet people from all backgrounds.

London’s markets are changing. Many are historic and located in the heart of local neighbourhoods. Some, such as Borough, Portobello Road, and Columbia Road, could be iconic destinations and draw customers to local shops, restaurants, and businesses. However, new markets are also evolving, with a new breed of specializing in street food and private farmers’ markets.

Marketplaces offer variety, diversity, history, and character. They provide a wide range of goods and services that residents need and depend upon. They are a reflection of the community and help to build a sense of identity. Markets are an important place for people to meet and share food and other social activities. They are the first business incubators. Because they provide an open, accessible workspace for people to explore business ideas and gain new skills, they can be a great place to start a business.

FAQ Sunday Markets in London

Is there a Sunday flower market in London?

Yes, the largest one in London is called Columbia Road Flower Market and is located in Bethnal Green, East London

Is there a Sunday antique market in London?

Camden Passage, Brick Lane and Old Spitalfields Market are all great options to look for antiques on a Sunday in London.

Where in London do I find the best markets?

3 areas in London with great markets: 1) East London’s famous markets like Brick Lane and Old Spitalfields. 2) Notting Hill’s Portobello Road in West London and 3) The markets around Camden in North London

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