London has something for everyone, especially foodies! The multiple markets throughout the city offer everything from mouth watering street food from all corners of the world to local farm fresh goods that will take your afternoon picnic in the park from ordinary to decadent. Borough Market and Camden Market are my top two choices and I recommend visiting both during your trip.
The markets are truly an experience so take your time, let your nose lead the way and try as much as possible. Your tastebuds will be thanking you for sending them to foodie heaven 🙂
First off, when exploring Borough Market, get yourself a nice coffee to keep warm and then begin your adventure through all the stands. Give yourself 1 to 2 hours to fully explore everything the market has to offer. And of course, head there with an appetite, you’ll find plenty to snack on as well as to take away for later.
If you are anything like me, you’ll be drawn straight to dessert. French delicacies, German cakes, homemade fudge, rich and creamy cheesecakes, Burough Market is in no short supply for the sweet tooth visitor.
Thinking about creating your own lunch or dinner? Just take a walk past all the fresh produce stands. Borough market is also known for it’s specialty items like truffle cheeses, antipasti, fresh seafood, cured meats, and anything else you might need for a gourmet picnic in the park.
In the mood for a snack? There are also plenty of street food options to choose from. Try a mini pie, a lamb wrap, fried coconut puffs, or a little of everything.
The coolest part about this market is the unique variety of foods offered. Snack a bit while you are there and take even more home with you. Every taste will be satisfied here. Plan your visit to Borough Market here!
Over on London’s east side is the Camden Market. On this side of town you will feel the street culture and see all the unique shops along the way from the underground tube stop (take the black line to Camden Town stop)
Camden Market is street food heaven. Whatever you might be craving or didn’t even know you could crave, you’ll find it here. Once inside, I suggest doing a lap through all the different stands and then picking out a few different ones to try. Don’t forget to save room for dessert, there are plenty of delicious treat and ice creams stands for an oh so sweet after bite .
Once you are completely stuffed, walk it off by doing a bit of shopping through the rest of the stands. Antiques, souvenirs, Moroccan lamps and everything in between you’ll find here. I had no idea how incredibly huge the market was at first! Every corner we turned led to more new stands with even more interesting items.
Plan your trip to Camden Market here!
TIP: Head over to Primrose Hill only about 10 minutes walking from Camden Market after you’ve seen and eaten everything. If the weather is nice, you can relax with the locals on the hill and get the best FREE view of all of London. 🙂
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