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21 Charming Markets Every Londoner Must Visit

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1. Southbank Book Market

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Closest station: Waterloo

The Southbank Centre's Book Market is open daily beneath Waterloo Bridge and it's the best place in the whole world. What's more, once you've found something new to read, you can snuggle up on a bench with a river view and make a day of it.

2. Borough Market

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Closest station: London Bridge

No foodie can truly die happy unless they've been to Borough Market, where you can taste locally sourced foods inspired by cuisines from around the world. Everything is delicious and trying it all is mandatory.

3. Bermondsey Market

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Closest station: London Bridge

Bermondsey Square hosts weekly antique and farmers markets, and is the perfect place to uncover a vintage gem or pick up your produce for the week. When the markets aren't running, there are still plenty of charming shops and eateries in the area.

4. Brixton Market

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Closest station: Brixton

Lively and varied, Brixton Market is home to a range of small, interlinked markets for produce, takeaway, vintage clothes and antiques, and crafts. The marketplace also hosts one-off themed markets throughout the year.

5. Greenwich Market

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Greenwich's covered market hall has it all. You can window shop in the surrounding area where you'll find fashion boutiques and high-end shops, then wander into Greenwich's covered market hall to find everything from homemade beauty products to delightful snacks.

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6. Hay's Galleria

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Closest station: London Bridge

The charming Hay's Galleria is tucked away from the main thoroughfare of London Bridge and is the perfect place to stop for a coffee or admire the jewelry and trinkets from the stall throughout the marketplace. The best part is the stunning view of the Thames when you make it to the end of the market's long stretch.

7. Camden Market

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Nearest Station: Camden Town

This mother of all markets has everything. From insanely delicious and varied hot meals to handmade jewelry to exotic decor to stylish clothes at a bargain. You could waste days here (and many do), and its location along the river makes the place even harder to resist.

8. Chapel Market

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Closest station: Angel

This eclectic market in Islington is a perfect place to pick up household goods and produce on the cheap, but it also boasts plenty of vintage retailers and independent restaurants, street food stalls, and bakeries.

9. Nag's Head Market

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Closest station: Finsbury Park

This indoor market has great deals on everything from produce and fresh seafood to second-hand records. The weekly car boot sales on the market's premises are particularly special – you never know what kind of gem you might find!

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10. Old Spitalfields Market

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Closest station: Liverpool Street

Spitalfields is a must for brilliant vintage and handmade finds. You'll also find a stunning selection of independent fashion options, and some lovely restaurants with great views of the indoor market.

11. Broadway Market

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Closest station: London Fields

On Saturdays, Broadway Street comes to life with vibrant stalls for food, clothing, and vintage decor complimenting the area's permanent shops and restaurants.

12. Leadenhall Market

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Closest station: Bank and Monument

For the variety of the high street with double the charm, Leadenhall is a required shopping spot. The charming indoor market hosts well-known brands like Barbour and Waterstones, and it's a prime spot to stop for a bit of wine and cheese. The market was also used as a location in films including Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone and Lara Croft: Tomb Raider.

13. Brick Lane Market

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Closest station: Shoreditch High Street

Shoreditch's Brick Lane is famous for its array of shops and stalls, and you can find just about anything on a stroll through the Sunday market. From trendy fashion to second hand records to delicious street food, it's all here.

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14. Petticoat Lane Market

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Closest station: Liverpool Street

This sprawling East London market is known for fabrics, leather goods, and all kinds of affordable clothing shops and stalls, but it's also a great place for lunch!

15. Portobello Road Market

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Closest station: Notting Hill Gate and Ladbroke Grove

This market isn't famous the world over for nothing – the charming atmosphere and wide selection (everything from record shops to vegan bakeries to original fashion) make it an absolute must. Despite a crowd on the weekends, it's well worth the trip.

16. Shepherd's Bush Market

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Closest station: Shepherd's Bush Market

Just across from Shepherd's Bush Market Station, this long pathway of stalls offers everything from clothing to household goods to the best prices on fresh produce in the area.

17. Acton Market

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Closest station: Acton Central

Crafty and creative shops and stalls abound in this charming market in Acton Town Centre. It's also a prime place to pick up well-priced fresh produce.

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18. London Silver Vaults

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Closest station: Chancery Lane

The Silver Vaults are the largest retailer of antique silver in the world, so whether you've got the budget for bling or just fancy a stroll through the finer things, it's a fascinating trip.

19. Leather Lane Market

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Closest station: Farringdon and Chancery Lane

You can't resist stuffing your face at Leather Lane with its bounty of takeaway trucks. Whether you fancy a choice grilled cheese or a delightful doughnut, you're sure to bit off more than you can chew here.

20. Covent Garden Market

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Closest station: Covent Garden

Brilliantly located in the West End, the marketplace in Covent Garden is packed with diverse offerings, from trendy fast food and cafes to high-end fashion to fresh flowers to affordable clothing, accessories, and trinkets in the Jubilee Market Hall.

21. White Cross Street Market

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Closest station: Barbican and Old Street

One of London's oldest surviving markets, White Cross Street is a sprawling collection of stalls and shops offering everything from delicious lunch on the cheap to antique jewelry.

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