London’s markets are a live link to London’s colourful and rich past. The markets are open throughout the year whatever the weather, with something for everyone. Don’t let the winter weather put you off. There are bargains, plenty of refreshment stalls and cafes to fill the day. And in the summer there’s a fun, holiday atmosphere.
Some of London’s best-known markets can be found in the Spitalfields area. Shopping is much more fun in the independent shops that can be found selling everything from second hand jeans to beautifully crafted hand made accessories. The following are just a selection of what’s on offer.