Most food markets take place during the day, but Hawker House’s two-level indoor food market is held on Friday and Saturday evenings, offering a selection of the best street food in London, with tempting fare from some of the capital’s best food trucks and street vendors. Hungry visitors will be spoilt for choice by options that include fried chicken and mac ‘n’ cheese from Mother Clucker, lobster rolls from Bob’s Lobster and impressive burgers from Chuck Burger. The warehouse space is also home to cocktail and beer bars including American Craft, Milk & Honey Mercury Lounge and Whisky Bar, making it one of the ultimate foodie summer destinations.
Hawker House, Canada Street, London SE16 7PJ
Berwick Street Market
Berwick Street Market in Soho is a great example of how old and new worlds combine in the capital. There are references to the market from as early as 1778, and it still offers locals the chance to stock up on fresh fruit and vegetables. Today, modern hot food vendors such as Pizza Pilgrims also entice lunchtime shoppers, and Moroccan boxes, burgers, salads and giant cheese steaks are equally tempting.
Berwick Street Market, Berwick Street, London W1
Borough Market, one of the most famous food markets in the UK capital, is a source of exceptional British and international produce and a go-to for food-lovers of all kinds, including restaurateurs and chefs. The market offers a huge selection of delicacies, from wonderful baked goods and confectionery to European charcuterie, cheeses, seafood, meats and condiments. This giant of London’s food scene is also the place to go for lunch, with delicious hot food served from Monday to Saturday. This year the market celebrates 1,000 years in Southwark so it’s an ideal time to visit and pick up some souvenirs.
Borough Market, 8 Southwark Street, London SE1 1TL
Brick Lane is known to foodies for its curry houses, and the Sunday UpMarket is also well worth the journey to east London. Every Sunday, it hosts over 140 creative traders selling everything from fashion to homeware. The street food, however is the real draw, with vendors offering dishes from all over the world, including the Caribbean, Japan, Tibet and Mexico.
Sunday UpMarket, The Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, London E1 6QL
Exmouth Market is home to some of the capital’s most popular food spots, including Pizza Pilgrims, Dirty Burger and Coin Laundry, and its weekday food market lends yet more foodie credentials to the area. The changing selection of food stalls is a great place to stop for lunch or for a bite to eat while shopping. The pedestrianised street, formerly dominated by fruit and veg stalls, now also offers excellent takeaway food. Choose from burritos, pasta dishes, fajitas, burgers and wraps – a winning international selection.
Exmouth Market, London EC1R 4QE