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8 Best Areas to Live in London Near a Good Market

December 13, 2021

London is an incredible place to live but when you’ve first decided to move down, it’s difficult to know where the best place is to live, in order to be close to the places you’ll love. Therefore, we are taking you to the best spots if you love a good market – enjoy!

1. Camden – Camden Lock Market

This bustling, vibrant town is a great area to live close to for many reasons. With plenty of shops, canal ways and Regent’s Park to explore nearby, you’ll never be short of something to do. And just five minutes up the road from Camden Town Station is the food and clothing market offering plenty of stalls to explore. If you get tired of exploring the market, there’s a plethora of bars and pub gardens offering live music and comedy, to keep you entertained late into the night.

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2. London Fields – Broadway Market

Hackney has long been a popular area to live. The area around London Fields Overground Station not only offers a sizeable park to explore, canalways to wander and plenty of good pubs, there’s also a market at Broadway Market every Saturday. The high street is filled with independent shops and restaurants and on market day it closes off the traffic and opens stalls of fresh food, records, unique gifts for the residents of Hackney. After you’ve had your fill of the market, head along the canal to nearby Victoria Park and explore the area.

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3. Shoreditch - Columbia Road Flower Market, Brick Lane Market and Old Spitalfields Market

Shoreditch is the name on everyone’s lips in London – being well-known for its hip clientele and quirky popups. The area is also home to some pretty impressive markets too – Columbia Road offers fresh flowers, Brick Lane offers plenty of vintage products and Old Spitalfields offers a numbers of handmade products, more established shops, coffee vans and bars. You can spend hours wandering the streets of Shoreditch and Liverpool Street without ever getting bored.

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4. Clapham – Venn Street Market

A popular area of London to live, Clapham offers everything in the way of close proximity to Central London and a buzzing social scene for those looking to settle in and make friends in London. The pretty area also offers the gorgeous Clapham Common and the Venn Street Market – which offers a delicious selection of food to visitors at the weekend. Ticking pretty much all the boxes, if you’re looking for a good mixture of pace of life, maybe Clapham is the area for you.

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5. Borough – Borough Market

Borough is a great area to explore, with plenty on offer for visitors. Just alongside The Thames and London Bridge, you can wander the backstreets and drop into Southwark Cathedral or the Hayes Galleria. If you fancy a treat to eat, the market offers hot food stalls and fresh cheeses, wines, vegetables and spices on the other side of the market. A great place to treat yourself or buy a gift, Borough is most definitely a great market to have on your doorstep.

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6. Notting Hill – Portobello Road Market

One of the most well know markets in London is the Notting Hill Markets, which are on several days a week. The area is most known for the carnival which takes place here every August Bank Holiday but whenever the market is on, the street is packed full of locals and visitors purchasing fresh food or antiques. Whether you’re looking for something to buy or not, it’s a spectacle to behold and a cultural and fun place to live close to.

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7. Brixton – Brixton Village Market and Pop Brixton

Sat in South London, Brixton is a busy, vibrant area. The high street offers shops, bars and clubs and the beautiful Brockwell Park and Lido are only a short distance away. There’s two markets in Brixton, Pop offering pop up food stalls and vintage clothes shops and Brixton Village which offers authentic Jamaican food and other yum treats. The perfect area to while away the afternoon with a few beers, Brixton is great for those looking to live in the thick of it in this bustling town.

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8. Fulham – Market Hall

Last but not least is Market Hall in Fulham. Sat just outside Fulham Broadway Station, the market sits within an old railway waiting room and offers a variety of food stalls. After you’ve had some food, head out and around Fulham to wander the independent shops, riverside walkways and treat yourself to food and drink in one of the many eateries or pubs locally. If you’re after a more tranquil part of London, Fulham might just be the place for you.

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