There are several great markets in London that are open on a Sunday, which are the perfect place to go for a day out. Markets are a great way of exploring London because you get to see so many different sides of the city. We have put together a list of some quirky and different markets as well as some more traditional ones for you to explore:
Spitalfields is a great area for design and fashion and there are lots of different stalls with clothes as well as objects created by up-and-coming designers, making it the ideal place for finding that one-off piece which you have been looking for (which could potentially be worth a lot more in the future). The markets have everything from clothes to antique furniture, jewellery, old photographs and much more. The people running the stalls are usually very happy to tell you all about their story if you are interested in knowing more about them. (The market is within walking distance from Brick Lane and Columbia Road Market.)
Camden Lock Market is another great option if you want to have a day out looking at lots of quirky things. There are plenty of different stalls and you are sure to find something you like there, whether it’s a friendship bracelet, an item to put on display in your house or a great piece of clothing. If you work up an appetite after spending the day on your feet, there are also dozens of food stalls to try out.
If you love flowers, then you should most definitely go to the Columbia Road Flower Market. The market is placed in a very unusual place where you would never guess that there would be such a lovely market on. There are around 52 flower and plant stalls by different traders turning the street into a river of flowers, perfect for simply having a look around or even taking photographs!
(Within walking distance from Brick Lane and Spitalfields Markets)
If you are looking for a more alternative market, then Brick Lane Market should be the right choice for you. Brick Lane is a very quirky area in general with great shops and cafes to make sure that you have the perfect Sunday! The market is great on a sunny Sunday as there are lots of people around enjoying themselves creating a great vibe. The stalls have everything from quirky t-shirts to jewellery and it is the ideal place to go want to buy some new Dr. Martins, jewellery or sunglasses. In Brick Lane you will find people in all different types of styles making it the place to go if you want to express your alternative fashion sense. While you’re in the area, you should definitely have a curry. The area is so famous for its curry houses, it would be rude not to!
(Within walking distance from Columbia Road Market and Spitalfields Markets)
As a piece of advice, we would recommend bringing cash to the markets as the cash points which are nearby tend to have unbearable queues and some of the stalls do not accept card payments.
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