Top 10 Flea Markets in London

By Aaditee Kulkarni on Aug 07, 2018
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The thrill of haggling, edging your way through the scores of visitors, casually browsing the many stalls with a potential to find treasure, shopping at a flea market can be an exciting experience! When it comes to London, the city has many charming local markets for those on a hunt for a bargain. Exploring London’s flea markets is a great way to soak in its culture and identity. And with prices that suit all pockets, some of these London flea markets are a tourist attraction in itself. 

Here is, in no particular order, our pick of some of the best flea markets in London.

1. Camden Passage

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Camden Passage is a picturesque car-free zone that is known for its enormous range of shops, arcades, malls and markets. This is London's premier antiques village that is located off the Upper Street in the London Borough of Islington. Offering a unique chance to immerse oneself in the local art community, this market has plenty of finest antique and vintage items to offer. Stroll past hundreds of vendors on your next vintage shopping adventure in London! 

Where: 1 Camden Passage, London N1 8EA, United Kingdom.

2. Brick Lane Market

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Located along Cheshire Street in the Tower Hamlets in East London, this bustling market is situated in the heart of east London's Bangladeshi community. Brick Lane Market is one of the liveliest flea markets in London that is swarming with numerous vendors selling antiques, vintage fabrics, trinkets, ornaments, and one-of-a-kind collectables. After shopping, you can head to the food lane for some brilliant curries and kebabs. 

Where: 91 Brick Ln, London E1 6QR, United Kingdom.

3. Hackney Flea Market

For those looking to redecorate their houses to a 1970s theme, the Hackney Flea Market offers so much of the second-hand bric-a-brac that choosing between its treasures will be one hard job! This multifarious market has vendors selling jewellery, fabrics, furniture, vintage zines and posters, paintings, porcelains, and salvaged goods that attracts flea market enthusiasts from all over the globe!   

Where: 73A Stoke Newington Church St. London, N16 0AS, United Kingdom.

4. Old Spitalfields Market

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Situated not-so-far from the Brick Lane, this East End area market is one of the finest surviving Victorian Market Halls in London. Offering every imaginable type of merchandise, the Old Spitalfields Market is a great place to stroll around, eat, and shop! This market is diverse where vendors offer vintage clothing, glassware, quirky silvers, figurines, handbags, rustic items, linen, and so much more. This 350-year old market definitely is one of the most visited flea markets in London.

Where: 16 Horner Square, London E1 6EW, United Kingdom.

5. Greenwich Market

This indoor market in London is full of treasures that are waiting to be found! Set inside a World Heritage Site, the Greenwich Market is colourful and is packed with vintage art & crafts, and food. As one of London’s best markets, this is a great place to buy unique gifts including antiques, handcrafted goods, and vintage collectibles.

Where: 5B Greenwich Market, London SE10 9HZ, United Kingdom.

6. Capital Carboot

With its emphasis on vintage and retro clothing, the Capital Carboot is Central London's only indoor and outdoor all-year-round Sunday market. Conveniently located in the Pimlico area, this market is a great way to de-clutter your home and raise a bit of extra cash. For buyers, there are many pre-owned pieces and upcycled furniture to check out. 

Where: Pimlico Academy, Lupus St, Pimlico, London SW1V 3AT, United Kingdom.

7. Broadway Market

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Shopping in South Hackney was never so much fun! This weekend market is undoubtedly London’s hippest market. Set along the street that connects London Fields to the Regent’s Canal, the stalwart Broadway Market has been serving the residents since the 1890s. Buzzing with people doing their weekly shopping, check out the Broadway Market for its fresh produce, vintage clothes, pretty flowers, cute coffee shops, books, groceries, and delectable street food stalls. 

Where: London E8 4QJ, United Kingdom.

8. Chatsworth Road Market

At London’s Chatsworth Road Market, you will find organic food, bread, cheese, specialised goods, and some of London’s finest street food. This out-of-the-way place is frequented by the Londoners, thanks to its go-to Sundays market vibes. After working that appetite, you can also check out the handmade beauty products, vintage and new clothing and pretty jewellery! 

Where: 46-51 Chatsworth Rd, London E5 0LH, United Kingdom.

9. Portobello Market

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London’s Portobello Road is often called the world's largest antiques market with more than a thousand vendors selling everything antique, vintage, bohemian, one-of-a-kind, upscale, upmarket, boutique, and so on. This iconic market is buzzing with excitement, especially on a Saturday when all the street stalls are set up. 

Where: Portobello Rd, London W11 1AN, United Kingdom.

10. Borough Market

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Situated in Southwark, London, the Borough Market is one of the largest and oldest food markets in London. Set on a site that dates back to the 12th century, this is London’s most renowned food & drinks market. The plenty of stalls here sell fresh organic produce, baked goods, cheese, deli hams, preserves, international food items, teas, coffees, beers, ciders, and so much more! 

Where: 8 Southwark St, London SE1 1TL, United Kingdom.

Flea market shopping is an extremely popular activity that has picked up among the new generation of shoppers across the United Kingdom. Did you visit any of the flea markets in London recently? Do let us know about your cool bargain deals in the comments section below!

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