At Marlin, we think that picking up some rare treats from London's best markets is one of the best parts of exploring the capital. With fresh produce, flowers, tasty street food, vintage clothes, antique furniture and more, markets in central London promise so many opportunities.

To help you to plan your visit, we've listed the hidden markets alongside some of the better big markets in London. Whether you're looking to avoid the big crowds or bag some bargains, you can make your stay in the capital even more attractive with our special offers.

The best street markets in London

Portobello Road Market

Experience hustles, haggles, colours and so much energy through hundreds of specialist shops and stalls at the Portobello Road Market. From collectible records to culinary delights, Portobello Road is known for hosting one of the most varied Saturday markets in London.

Getting to Portobello Road

Portobello Road is in the heart of Notting Hill, a lively, trendy neighbourhood home to the famous Notting Hill Carnival. The nearest tube stops to Portobello Market are Ladbroke Grove and Westbourne Park, both of which can be reached on the Circle and Hammersmith & City lines.

If you're staying at one of our Aldgate Apartments near Tower Bridge or one of our serviced apartments on Queen Street, you'll be able to reach Portobello Road by heading to Notting Hill Gate station directly on the Circle line.

Opening times:

  • Monday to Wednesday 9am-6pm
  • Thursday 9am-1pm
  • Friday and Saturday 9am-7pm

Lower Marsh Market

Lower Marsh Market is a treasure trove of quality goods, with craft stalls and street food vendors lining the Waterloo streets. This unique Saturday flea market in London is where you'll be able to find some of the most authentic bargains.

With jewellery, homemade goods and a variety of delicious delicacies to sample, it’s one of the best London markets to visit to pick up gifts for friends and family.

How to find Lower Marsh Market

Guests staying at our brand-new Waterloo Aparthotel will be perfectly located just a three-minute walk away from the market on Lower Marsh Street. For those staying in other parts of the city, Lambeth North station is the closest tube stop to this cool market in London.

Opening times:

  • Monday to Saturday 10am-5pm

Our favourite food market in London

Maltby Street Market

Positioned under the characterful railway arches of Bermondsey, Maltby Street Market is a quiet feast of culinary delights. It’s packed with independent street food stalls selling everything from Taiwanese waffles to triple-stacked hamburgers, Greek gyros, and much more. There are plenty of craft beer and barista coffee options, too.

Getting to Maltby Street

Our closest serviced apartments in London to Maltby Street are at Marlin Tower Bridge, just a five-minute walk away. If you're staying at Marlin Empire Square, meanwhile, Maltby Street is a short bus journey away. From any other Marlin apartments, hop on the Tube to London Bridge or Bermondsey station.

Opening times:

  • Saturday 9am-4pm
  • Sunday 11am-4pm

The best weekend markets in London

Broadway Market

Hackney’s eclectic mix of fashion, music and boutiques make Broadway Market one of the best London Saturday markets for stylish finds. From retro furniture to limited-edition records, it’s the ideal spot for a Saturday morning meander. What's more, it's much less crowded than famous London markets like Brick Lane.

How to get to Hackney

Those staying at Marlin Aldgate are about 25 minutes away from Broadway Market by bus. The London Fields overground stop is just a short walk away, too. Popular Saturday markets in London can be overcrowded but you only need to venture a little further for a truly local feel.

Opening times

  • Saturday 9am-5pm

Greenwich Market

One of the best London markets for history, Greenwich is situated in a World Heritage building with a vibrant mix of stalls to discover. From vintage clothing to art, antique furniture and handmade pieces, Greenwich Market is a haven for independent retail.

If you're looking for markets in London on a Thursday, Greenwich hosts its weekly antiques and collectables market every Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. The arts and crafts market runs through the week and on weekends, so don't forget that Greenwich is one of the only operating London Monday markets, too.

How to find Greenwich Market

Greenwich is south of the Thames but our serviced apartments at Marlin Canary Wharf are closest to the some of the best Friday, Saturday and Sunday markets in London. The nearest railway station is the DLR Cutty Sark, and the market makes a great stop on the way to the Royal Observatory.

Opening times

  • Monday - Sunday 9.30am-5.30 pm

Choose Marlin for your accommodation in London

At Marlin, we're experts in providing comfortable, premium serviced apartments in London. No matter at which of our locations you choose to stay, you'll benefit from:

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • 24-hour concierge service
  • Flat-screen digital TV
  • Fully fitted kitchens complete with microwave, toaster and utensils
  • Complimentary L'Occitane toiletries

With so many hidden street markets in London, there’s something for everyone to enjoy within easy reach of all our serviced apartments. Got a question? Don't hesitate to get in touch with our friendly team today.

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