Anonymous asked in TravelUnited KingdomLondon · 1 decade ago

Markets in London?

Hi everyone,

We are going to spend a week-end (Saturday to Monday) in London, and would like to go to a market. Can anyone suggest the best ones, and tell us when they take place? We are staying near Marble Arch.


10 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
    Best Answer

    My three favorite London Markets -

    First there’s Portobello Road Market in Notting Hill. To get there you have a choice of two underground stations: Ladbroke Grove (Hammersmith & City Lines) or Notting Hill Gate, which is on the Central, Circle and District lines. At either station there are many signs to guide you to the market. Here’s the website for more detailed info

    Though many of the stands are open 6 days a week, you definitely want to hit this market on a Saturday when everything is open. The market is open from 8:00am until 6:30pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, from 8:00am to 1:00pm on Thursday and 8:00am to 6:30pm on Saturdays. The market is best known for its antiques and knick knacks, but don’t let this reputation fool you. On a Saturday you can find just about anything in the world here. There are stands selling souvenirs, clothes, fresh produce, candy, nuts, antiques, collectables, jewelry and much much more. The prices vary from stand to stand so it’s nice to look around before you buy. The market is massive and very crowded on Saturdays so get there early and give yourself a few hours. You can not only find the items you were looking for at this market, but you can also get some fresh produce and make some cheap lunches to stretch your travel budget. I like this market because of the variety of items sold and the potential for good bargains. I also like to explore the Notting Hill area while I’m at the market and visit local coffee shops, fish and chip places and bookstores.

    Second I would recommend Camden Lock Market in Camden Town, which is open 7 days a week from 10am to 6pm. To get here take the Northern Line to Camden Town. I was always told that Monday is a great day for this market, though I’ve been a few times on different days and didn’t notice a huge difference. is a great resource for information on the market and the dealers. I really like this market because it is so eccentric! Camden Town can be a bit intimidating if you’re a conservative tourist, but it’s still a must see. Big things sold here are clothing, accessories, home décor items, souvenirs, art and music/movies.

    Finally there’s Petticoat Lane Market, which is likely your best market for clothes. This market is located at Middlesex Street and Wentworth Street and can be reached by either Aldgate East, Aldgate or Liverpool Street tube stations. The market is open Mon-Fri 10am-2:30pm and Sunday 9am-2pm.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The best street market is undoubtedly that of Camden Town. From Marble Arch to Camden is not difficult.

    First of all, and the most important thing, a copy of the London Tube map, which you can pick up at Marble Arch tube station - it's FREEEEEE!

    London Tube map - click on to enlarge etc. . . .


    Camden Market Map, Camden Street Map, Camden Bus MapCamden markets, 2008 detailed map of camden lock market, stables market and location of Gilgamesh restaurant and bar. Camden lock and market area street map ...

    Camden Market is a day out on it's own - you will not get bored - lots of things to see and do. You can also quickly reach the West End, Theatreland etc from Camden by the Northern Line tube.

    Have a great day out in Camden. . . .and. . . .look out for bargains. I managed to purchase a quality leather jacket at Camden Market a year ago for a mere £10 - blimey!

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  • 1 decade ago

    I would recommend Camden market is a must!! , then Portobello road and Petticoat Lane. Here are the underground (subway) stations you will need to get off at:

    Camden Market - Camden Town Station

    Portobello Road - Notting Hill Gate Station

    Petticoat Lane - Aldgate Station

    These markets are normally there every day.

    Hope this helps :)

  • May
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    1) Portobello Market - take the central line west to Notting Hill Street tube stop.

    2) Camden Market - central line east to Tottenham Court Road then the northen line north to Camden Town.

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  • Marky
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    Good one is Portobello on Portabello Rd near Notting Hill. Old antiques, but great shops, bars and restaurants aruond it and not far from Marble Arch - even walk it if the weather's nice!

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Not far from Marble Arch is Portabello, it's one of the best; vintage clothes, antiques, odd things. It's very cool and you can also hang out in Notting Hill for lunch. A brilliant Saturday/Sunday adventure.

  • 1 decade ago

    Borough Market is the best for food - open weekends only (go to londonbridge / borough tube station) and very busy so get there early -

    Not cheap but the range of food is unbelievable

  • 1 decade ago

    yes from your location portobello and camden markets are the ones to see. However i often overlooked market close to you is Church Street market off Edgware Road in St Johns Wood.

  • 1 decade ago


    Camden Market is quite a good one & does all 'different' stuff. Its where the punks go to get their kit ... quite good.

    If not, Covent gardens is good but I think its only on at the weekend. Try this link.

  • 1 decade ago

    brixton lol don't go near the place.

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