10 unmissable food markets in London

London is full of things to see and do, meaning street food is probably not the first thing that comes to mind when you think about the city. However, London is full of great food markets, offering mouth-watering treats from across the globe. Head to any of these street markets on a trip to London, and see for yourself!

1. Maltby Street

Maltby Street Market is compact, which means that only the best of the best can get a spot here. From gourmet brownies to juicy steaks, this food market has something for everyone to drool over, and there’s even opportunities to buy limited edition wines, craft beers and gins too!

Maltby Street
Maltby Street Market

2. The Kitchens at Old Spitalfields Market

The Kitchens is a collection of 10 different food vendors, all housed under one roof in Old Spitalfields Market. There’s a great variety of dishes and cultures on show in The Kitchens, ranging from Flank’s sustainable take on modern British fine dining to Dumpling Shack’s Chinese street food. This is the ideal place to treat your taste buds with something thoroughly unexpected.

Old Spitalfields Market

3. Kerb Street Food

Hosted in various streets and squares across London at various points during the week, Kerb pride themselves on being street food experts. Starring a constantly rotating selection of talented chefs and vendors, eating at Kerb feels like a limited time experience. Check out the full list of vendors online, or simply head to a location and surprise yourself!

Kerb Street Food

4. Boxpark Shoreditch

Built out of refitted shipping containers, Boxpark Shoreditch was something of an innovation for shopping malls when it first launched in 2011. It houses some of the best street food vendors in London, offering mouth-watering treats including burgers, fluffy waffles and everything in between.

Boxpark Shoreditch

5. Broadway Market

Running from 9am-5pm every Saturday, Broadway Market is a key weekend highlight in Hackney. With more than 100 stalls on offer, it’s possible to spend the whole day stocking up on retro clothing, local produce and freshly baked goods. And of course, when hunger strikes, you’re surrounded by world class street food, including the critically acclaimed vegan junk food vendor Biff’s Jack Shack.

Broadway Market

6. Flat Iron Square

Tucked away behind London Bridge Station, Flat Iron Square has become a firm favourite with local office workers. Innovation and creativity is a key focus for food vendors here, creating a colourful, exciting atmosphere. If you’re in the area seeing the sights and you fancy award winning Mexican street food or one of the best pizzas in town, this is the place to stop.

Flat Iron Square

7. Borough Market

When talking about markets in London, it’s hard not to mention Borough Market. Stalls have been trading here for more than a 1,000 years making it London’s oldest market. This is not a nostalgic throwback though; Borough Market continues to update and innovate to stay relevant. Visit the market today, and you’ll find a range of top quality street food, offering just about everything from vegan nibbles to rare authentic dishes from across the globe.

Borough Market
Borough Market

8. Camden Market

Camden is known for two things – alternative culture and markets. These worlds collide at Camden Market, open from 10am till late every single day. Offering a variety of exciting food and drink stands (including Camden branded coffee and pizza), Camden Market is a must-visit for foodies. Check out the Amy Winehouse statue, soak up the atmosphere, and enjoy some of the best food in London.

Camden Market

9. Greenwich Market

Located just across from the Cutty Sark and Greenwich Park, Greenwich Market is an ideal place to refuel after a spot of sightseeing. Home to more than 40 different food stalls, there’s plenty to get your mouth watering while you wander around. Cheap, filling and delicious, no matter what you get at Greenwich Market, you’re bound to come away satisfied.

Greenwich Market

10. Pop Brixton

A community project in the heart of south London, Pop Brixton has turned disused land into a thriving hotspot for start-ups. That includes a range of gourmet restaurants and street food vendors, serving top quality eats inspired by local and international culture. From jerk chicken to alpine raclette, there’s plenty to devour at Pop Brixton.

Pop Brixton
Pop Brixton
27 Mar 2020(last updated)