The markets of London seem almost endless on a sunny Saturday in July. Our market tour began in Portobello Market, one of the most famous markets in the world. Colourful shops line Portobello Road, selling everything from vintage clothing and antiques to artwork and souvenirs. Down the centre of the street were stalls selling crafts, clothing and jams as the sound of jazz music and the smell of spicy paella wafted through the air. By noon, the streets were filled with others out do some shopping or just enjoy the market atmosphere.
From Portobello, we caught the Underground to London Bridge and headed into Borough Market. This market is made up of several covered markets where you can find row upon row of food. Everything from fresh veggies and homemade jams and jellies, to baked goods and fresh meat. The best part about this market is most stands have samples you can try along the way!
Located right by Southwark Cathedral, it’s the perfect place to grab some of the delicious smelling food and have a picnic in the Cathedral’s courtyard. The paella sold there is amazing -so good that even a couple of pigeons stopped by to try and steal it from me! Another plus is that the food in this market caters to all dietary needs. Here, I found the most delicious gluten-free brownie I have ever tasted!
We had already been wandering the markets for hours at this point, but we couldn’t leave without heading to Covent Garden- a much more posh covered market then the other two. This is one of my favourite places to sit back with a drink and watch the many street performers. Today we were entertained by a magician and a group of talented young fiddle players as we took a much needed break!
These are just a few of the fabulous markets London has to offer and it was a great day to be out exploring them!