Top 3 street food markets in London

When exploring a city in the UK, you also have the opportunity to discover numerous cuisines with dishes that can be intriguing or that awakens your nostalgia of a certain place that you have visited before. The best thing about street food markets is that you can watch simple ingredients transform into something delicious and spectacular, right in front of your eyes.

Real Food Market at the Southbank Centre. Photographer: Sebastian Dahler
Real Food Market at Kings Cross.
Photographer: Sebastian Dahler – Creative Commons/Flickr

Real Food Market – Kings Cross, London, United Kingdom

This market is open from Wednesday to Friday and is always packed with people. You will find a variety of cuisines here; from Polish to Moroccan, all with traditional and fresh dishes for you to try. Take your pick from the selection of cold cut meats, creamy or nutty cheeses and pickled jam, from different freshly grown farms in the UK. If you have a sweet tooth then make sure you try gooey and heavenly brownies from the food stall ‘Bad Brownie’.

Opening times: 12:00pm-7:00pm

Address: Kings Cross Square, Euston Road, London N1 9AP (along Euston Road and in front of the Station)

Camden food market. Photographer: Adrianna Anastasiades
Camden Lock Market.
Photographer: Adrianna Anastasiades

Camden Lock Market – Camden, London, United Kingdom

Camden is known for its eccentric character, which is why it’s no surprise that you’ll come across different unique dishes from cultural cuisines. The food market is open 7 days a week and always has a crowd of people. Discover the Spanish cuisine and taste the authentic, traditional Paella that is made right in front of you. Fancy a bit of spice? Visit the Ethiopian food stall and indulge on their dishes that are oozing with spices and ingredients that compliment each other.  Once you’ve had your main, make sure you treat yourself to a luscious dessert; Dutch pancakes anyone? They’re small, cute, light and are partners in crime with Nutella.

Opening times: 10am – 6pm

Address: Camden Market, 56-56 Camden Lock Place, London NW1 8AF

Big cheeses at the Borough Market. Photographer: Paul Wilkinson
Big cheeses at the Borough Market.
Photographer: Paul Wilkinson- Creative Commons/Flickr

Borough Market – Southwark, London, United Kingdom

This market has been around since the thirteenth century and it still stands today. Borough Market is known for the excellent gourmet food stalls that is still admired by many. Don’t be surprised if you see a massive queue outside the ‘Brindisa’ stand, as everyone is besotted with their infamous barbecue meat rolls. Not only do they have delicious food stands, but they also have stands that sell organic bread loaves, giant wheels of cheeses, olive oils and a selection of freshly cut meat and fish. Borough Market is open from Monday to Saturday.

Opening times: 10am – 5pm

Address: 8 Southwark Street, London, SE1 1TL


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