Markets & Shopping

London is great for shopping, Oxford Street, Bond Street and Regent Street are the areas you want to hit if you into mainline shopping.  If you want something a bit different check out the markets listed below, great bargains and a buzzing atmosphere.  Remember to check-out the well known Harrods and Fortnum & Mason stores.

Alfies Antiques Market     

13-25 Church Street, Marylebone, NW8  8DT

Telephone: 020 7723 6066

Admission: Free        

Underground/Train: Marylebone     

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London’s largest indoor market for antiques, vintage, collectables and 20th century design.  Open Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 6pm.


187 Piccadilly, W1J 9LE

Telephone: 020 7439 9921

Admission: Free        

Underground: Piccadilly Circus / Green Park

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Hatchards was first opened in 1797 and is London's oldest bookshop.  The shop holds Royal Warrants from Queen Elizabeth II, The Duke of Edinburgh and The Prince of Wales.

Borough Market     

8 Southwark Street, SE1

Telephone: 020 7407 1002

Admission: Free        

Underground/Train: London Bridge     

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Dating back to 1014, Borough has always been synonymous with food markets. Full market is open Thursday, Friday & Saturday.

Camden Lock Market                                  

Chalk Farm Road, NW1

Telephone: 020 7485 7963

Admission: Free                    

Underground: Camden Town     

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Over 150,000 visitors every week. A great place to browse and people watch.  Lots of stalls of all kinds and a great variety of food to try.  Open 7 days a week.


Gerrard Street, W1D 5QJ

Admission: Free                    

Underground: Leicester Square     

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Chinatown is the centre of the Chinese community in London.  Visit the Chinese food stores, restaurants and events.

Columbia Road Flower Market & Shops     

Columbia Road, Hackney, E2

Admission: Free                    

Underground: Old Street     

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On Sunday the street is transformed into oasis of foliage and flowers. Everything from bedding plants to 10 foot banana trees are up for grabs.

The air is intense with the scent of flowers and the chant of the barrow boys "Everthin' a fiver"?   A lot of the flower sellers grow their own plants or import flowers from around the world.

Fortnum & Mason                                          

181 Piccadilly, W1A 1ER

Telephone: 020 7734 8040

Admission: Free                    

Underground: Piccadilly Circus    

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Gifts and china galore, plus the legendary food hall at this London institution.

Over 300 years old this is a central part of the London landscape.  A lovely way to browse away a hour or two.

Free Newspapers?

London has a wide range of newspapers that you can pick up for free.  The main two are the Metro, which is published each weekday morning, and the London Evening Standard, which is published each weekday afternoon.

You can usually find dispensers for these papers at rail and underground stations.

Greenwich Market                                         

Greenwich, SE10

Telephone: 020 8269 5096

Admission: Free                    

Docklands Light Railway: Cutty Sark or Greenwich     

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Arts, crafts, magic, food and lots more make this bustling historic market a place to visit if you are in Greenwich.


Regent Street W1B 5AH

Telephone: 020 734 1234

Admission: Free                    

Underground: Oxford Circus or Piccadilly Circus     

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Not much has to be said of Liberty, it is a legendary store and the place to be seen.  The store has a unique range of products for you to view and buy.


87-135 Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, SW1X 7XL

Telephone: 020 7730 1234

Admission: Free                    

Underground: Knightsbridge     

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The world famous store is an ideal location to browse both at the amazing products and also its customers. The store does have a dress code to don’t go to scruffy!

Petticoat Lane Market     

Middlesex Street, E1

Admission: Free                    

Underground: Liverpool Street or Aldgate     

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Open: Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm and on Sundays from 9am to 3pm.  Renowned for clothing and leather goods and has over 1,000 stalls on Sundays.  A great place to pick up a bargain.

Portobello Road Market                    

Portobello Road, W10

Admission: Free                    

Underground: Ladbroke Grove     

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Visit on a Saturday to see a great range of antique, food, second-hand and fashion stalls.

Wembley Market       

Wembley Stadium, Wembley, HA9 0WS

Admission: Free                    

Underground:  Wembley Park or Wembley Central     

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The largest Sunday market in England.  Situated just outside the famous Wembley Stadium. The market incorporates a food court.

London Silver Vaults     

Chancery Lane WC2A 1QS

Telephone: 020 7242 3844

Admission: Free

Underground: Chancery Lane     

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Located in Chancery Lane, between the City and West End, The London Silver Vaults is home to the largest retail collection of fine antique silver in the world. Behind the huge safe doors and within its vaulted walls, you can find anything from a champagne swizzle stick to a full size silver armchair!

Although English silver predominates, there are 30 specialist retailers here selling designs and precious objects from every corner of the world.  Its unique setting makes the Vaults one of London’s most unusual shopping destinations.

Bermondsey Square Antiques Market     

Bermondsey Square, SE1 3UN

Telephone: 020 7525 6000

Admission: Free

Tube: London Bridge      Train: London Bridge

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Bermondsey Square antiques market has a wide range of antiques from cutlery to furniture, china to jewellery. It's open every Friday from 6am to 2pm. 

Many of the traders have been at the market for years and are a good knowledge base. The market has a international reputation and is visited by antiques enthusiasts both from within the UK and those on holiday to the UK.

Burlington Arcade     

51 Piccadilly, W1J 0QJ

Telephone: 020 7493 1764

Admission: Free

Tube: Green Park of Piccadilly Circus

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Since 1819 Burlington Arcade has been the place to shop for up to date quality fashion.  Spot the arcade's Beadles who are duty to assist and ensure all is order and enjoy a leisurely stroll through the historic shopping arcade.

  Picture: Market Hall, Borough Market

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