Tickle your taste buds at 5 cool London market scenes
Want to catch the real buzz of global London? See its markets! From Shakespeare's stomping ground to the home of Punk to my East London there's something for everyone. Culture, history, art, food, drink, fashion. . .
Ideal for families or couples, choose:
ROCK N ROLL CAMDEN - the most famous, busiest and buzziest (7 days)!
BOROUGH MARKET - bustling contemporary food market in historic Shakespearean Southwark (Mon-Sat).
BRICK LANE - (Sun) street art, galleries & hip boutiques, flea markets and street food.
COLUMBIA ROAD FLOWER MARKET - (Sun AM 10-2) easily combined w/ Brick Lane, come for buzz, buskers and East London flavour.
HACKNEY: 'LONDON'S BROOKLYN' - my home! Contrast an alternative farmers market (Sat 10-2) with a traditional London market (Mon-Sat). Dalston's off the tourist track, but not for long. See art, secret gardens and hear how Jewish locals fought off fascists.
PORTOBELLO - antiques and bric-a-brac in and around upmarket Notting Hill.
* I know some great pubs in all these locatio
The tours are flexible but generally we'll wander through the market and its stalls taking in the sights, sounds and smells of London; we'll meet some locals; visit some historical spots to hear local history (from Shakespeare to WW2 to today); spot some street art; stop for a coffee; generally get under the skin of the area in a way only a tour with a local can.
Camden only: if you like a walk, we can take a 20 minute stroll through village-like Primrose Hill to finish on a nearby hill with a brilliant vista of London. Alternatively if you've factored in the Zoo I can walk you there along the canal and drop you off.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 2 hours 30 min.
Please do refer to the market days/times in the main section when booking.
Normally we'll meet in Camden, and then it's all walkable from there! There's so much packed into a small area...
Estimated Local Cash Needed
5 £ - There's a coffee and snacks/dish included, so you'll only need money for picking up that band t-shirt or London souvenir plus water or a beer en route. If we're taking the subway you'll need an Oyster Card (£5 refundable deposit plus travel credit).
I am not a driver; we have a wonderful - and comprehensive - public transport system to enjoy here.
I am not a Blue Badge guide but have 12 years experience and four continents under my guiding belt.
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Une très belle visite du dimanche matin. Simon est très sympa, amusant, et très fin connaisseur du Street Art. On a passé un excellent moment.