London, as you know, is teeming with shopping avenues. What you might not know is that it’s also brimming with big markets, which draw in thousands every week. Comparatively speaking, markets have gone out of fashion, being replaced by larger stores and smaller supermarket stores – particularly in London.
London’s markets include Brick Lane Covent, Boiler House Food Hall, Portobello, Camden, as well as much more. Out of all of them, Brick Lane is perhaps the most famous – featuring a series of interconnecting markets that provide great street food, art, and jewellery.
While London is celebrated for its history and attractions, we still recommend you take the time to visit one of these markets so that you can better appreciate the subtleties of London’s landscape. Markets have always represented community better than few things have, and it’s here where you’ll be able to get a sense of how the locals live.
Not only that, but you might also find something worth purchasing along with the way. And for all the merits of fancy restaurant meals, sometimes it’s delightful just to have a simple dish of street food to whet your appetite.
So whether you book your stay at the Park Grand Lancaster Gate or any accommodation for that matter, make sure you take the time to explore one of the markets. Your holiday will be better for it. They usually open on weekends, although you’ll have to check in advance. Since many of the markets as mentioned above are located outside the central district of the city, they also provide you with the opportunity of branching out a little further.
For all the merits of staying in a central location, it’s true that it can make you easily fall into the trap of just basing your holiday around the locale you’re in. There’s just so much to experience in central London! But don’t let that stop you. Taking a trip to Brick Lane market, Portobello or Camden will give you the chance to experience some of the less popular attractions in the city. Book your stay soon, and discover what awaits.