Markets in London have a long history; centuries of sourcing local produce, full of unique finds, providing places to meet family and friends and always brimming with atmosphere. Our wondrous capital city is home to hundreds of fabulous markets; famous shopping destinations such as Borough Market, Portobello Road and Old Spitalfields, which are each fantastic in their own right. Click here to check out some of the best.
However, sometimes you want something a little different – a smaller independent market. Smaller indie markets give a completely different vibe and provide undiscovered gems. Often full of newer brands, local produce and quirky stalls, they make for a fantastic way to spend an afternoon, eating great artisan food, chatting and browsing through lots of handmade goods.
As both locals and tourists continue to flock to London’s markets, the choices can be overwhelming, so we’ve rounded up our own selection of the best indie markets in London. You can often find a few of Pedddle’s stallholders at them too!
Here’s our pick of some of the best indie markets in London…
Find unique art, gifts, jewellery, ceramics, homeware, cards, clothes, cakes and more from East London’s talented artists, makers, designers and bakers at this fab Walthamstow market. There are reflexology tasters too, so you can really make a day of it and enjoy great street food, an affordable bar (with local beers too!), tea and coffee, art and crafts.
There will be seating both inside and out and a relaxed, friendly vibe. Dogs are welcome too, so you can meet friends, bring the family or just you and your best four-legged friend – there is something for everyone here!
Running until 12th September 2021, with potential new dates to be announced for 2022, the team behind SoLo Craft Fair have popped up on the Southbank, right by the London Eye, as part of the Between the Bridges event. With 16 themed markets held this summer, grab your chance to visit before they’re gone!
You’ll find excellent food stalls, bars, games such as pitch and put and boules, original artwork, fashion, homewares, live music, DJs and so much more. What a way to celebrate London opening up again by browsing the creations of London’s makers and celebrating our beautiful capital city. You can often find some of our members there too.
by Jukju Glass & Ceramics
Every Sunday, this bold, urban oasis in the centre of London fizzes with atmosphere as local makers descend. Step into a fiercely independent, creative and entrepreneurial hub, with a stunning outdoor central courtyard only minutes away from Victoria Station, making it super easy to get to. The market itself hosts makers from all over London. Soak up the creative energy and begin your new week the right way at Eccleston Yards!
Be The Future organises this monthly Vegan market, hosting a well-selected variety of products made by local businesses and artists. Discover makers, producers and creators, learn more about leading a vegan lifestyle and even save some money buying top-quality vegan products.
This thriving weekly market showcases vintage and handmade products. Inspired by European flea markets, Flea London brings a variety of vintage fashions, jewellery, homeware, books, art and much more, from a range of independent makers and creators, all carrying the ethos of sustainability.
West Norwood Feast hosts markets in five different venues across London throughout the year ~ a real community effort creating a lovely atmosphere.
This pet-friendly monthly market is situated in Stoke Newington. You can discover a wide variety of vegan products made by local and independent businesses from across London.
This market’s ethos is based upon making the planet a better place, providing the highest quality of vegan-made products by makers and creators who are happy to share their experience and knowledge about vegan lifestyles.
Taking place this October in Stoke Newington, you can find a host of vintage, pre-loved and contemporary fashion, designers and makers.
The Assembly Market is bringing a beautifully curated mix of vintage and modern designers, clothing and brands to Abney Hall in Stoke Newington, for an entire weekend. Mix the past with the present at this fab event, showcasing some of the best and most beautiful vintage and sustainable brands.
Green Rooms are hosts of the best markets to shop plants, pots and all things botanical from some of the country’s best botanical retailers. They have organised markets all over London and beyond, such as their Green Rooms at Canopy Market, and Urban Jungle East by Green Rooms Market. Plant lovers, keep checking Pedddle to see what else Green Rooms have planned!