There’s no shortage of London street food markets. Perfect for casual and cheaper dining. But which is the best?
I’ll be rating London food markets on range of food on offer, price and space.
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1. Seven Dials Food Market
The newest food market on the list, Seven Dials can be easily reached via several tube stations such as Covent Garden, Tottenham Court Road and Leicester Square.
This indoor market offers two floors and another corridor of food stalls from Montys Delis to The Cheese Bar.
There’s also plenty of seating.
2. Spitalfields Market
Open Monday to Sunday
Food & Drinks
Spitalfields Market had a massive upgrade in making it a contender for not just best food market in London, but best market in London overall. But I’ll focus on the food stalls for now.
There’s Monty’s Deli, Yum Bun *. There’s lots of seating too.
3. Southbank Centre Food Market
Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Southbank Centre Food Market has a little bit of everything. It’s centrally located and a stone’s throw away from the London Eye.
The food stalls are a lot more diverse culturally than most on the list.
While there isn’t much designed seating as such, there are plenty of steps to sit on and benches along the Thames close by.
4. Borough Market
A stone’s throw from London Bridge tube station, Borough Market is one of the most well known and most Instagramed of the London food markets.
While Borough Market offers a huge range of hot food and cold produce, space is at a premium and can feel claustrophobic at peak times. There’s not really anywhere to sit either.
5. Maltby Street Market
Open Saturday and Sunday
Maltby Street Market is the smallest food market on this list, but the quality of food stalls on offer is one of the highest. Take for instance, Humble Crumble.
And there are many green spaces around to sit and enjoy your food! It’s about a ten minute walk from London Bridge tube station so about average distance on our list.
But as it’s an alleyway, it can become congested quickly and you’ll end up penguin waddling. St Maltby’s Market is probably the most claustrophobic of the food markets on the list.