If you’re tired of shopping on the high street and in malls, London also has some wonderful open-air and covered markets where you can pick up some fashion bargains.
Whether you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind unique outfit, or hoping to score some genuine vintage fashion or knockdown designer wear, London’s fashion markets are where you should head.
1. Camden Market
Camden Market is one of London’s most famous areas for fashion shopping, especially for alternative and street style. It’s a great place to shop for T-shirts, clubwear, jewellery, and vintage fashion.
Even if the clothing isn’t to your taste, Camden Market is a great place to hang out and people watch on the weekends and there are plenty of tempting food stalls and cafes to suit every appetite.
Camden Lock Place, NW1 8AF
Open every day from 10am
2. Spitalfields Style Market
Every Saturday, Spitafields hosts the Saturday Style Market, an event hosting original fashion and accessories from independent designers. There are up to 88 stalls, held mostly by London-based designers, and often live music and entertainment performances.
Brushfield Street, Spitalfields, E1 6AA
Open every Saturday from 11am – 5pm
3. Cabbages & Frocks Market
Cabbages & Frocks market, held weekly at St Marylebone Parish Church, aims to be a ‘lifestyle market’, combining fashion with gourmet food delicacies from around the world. It offers a good range of retro and vintage clothing alongside originals from independent designers, with one or two more well-known labels thrown in.
St Marylebone Parish Church Grounds, Marylebone High Street, NW1 5LT
Open every Saturday from 11am – 5pm
4. Sunday Upmarket
This Brick Lane-based Sunday market was founded in 2004 as a way for London’s creative to showcase their wares. There is a good selection of men’s, women’s and kids’ fashion, both vintage and from independent designers, alongside jewellery, accessories, homewares, and gifts. Foodies will be more than happy with the eclectic selection of street food on offer.
The Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, E1 6QL
Open every Sunday from 10am – 5pm
5. Portobello Road Market
Portobello is famous for its antique market, but there are also some great fashion stalls under the Westway flyover on Fridays and Saturdays. Most of the selection is vintage, though there are also a few emerging designers showcasing their collections. Friday is usually the best day for fashion shopping.
Portobello Road, W10 5TA
Open every Friday and Saturday from 9am – 6pm
6. Greenwich Market
Greenwich Market can be quite touristy over the weekend, but if you head there midweek you can enjoy a more leisurely shopping experience and pickup some genuine vintage pieces from one of the antique stalls, or unique fashion and accessories from one of the market’s independent designers.
Greenwich, SE10 9HZ
Open Tuesday to Sunday from 10am – 5.30pm
7. North London Vintage Market
This small market started by antiques dealers from Spitalfields Market centres around knick-knacks and homewares from decades gone by, but it can also be a good place to pick up some unique retro fashion finds.
St Marys Parish Hall, Cranley Gardens / Park Road, Crouch End, N10 3AH
Open 10am – 5pm on Saturdays and 1-5pm on Sundays
8. Lower Marsh Market
This market started as a gourmet food market but has now expanded to include some unique traders on Saturdays offering varied wares such as antiques, perfume, T-shirts, handmade knitwear, and retro and vintage fashion.
Lower Marsh, SE1 7AB
Open Monday – Saturday, 10am – 6pm
9. Chatsworth Road Market
This local market in Hackney is famous for being where Alan Sugar started out, selling army surplus goods. After re-opening in 2009 after a 12-year closure, the market is now a bustling collection of up to 40 stalls run by locals selling artisan food products, ethical homewares and fashion, independently designed fashion and jewellery, and vintage clothing and accessories.
Chatsworth Road, E5 0LH
Open every Sunday from 11am – 3pm
10. Netil Market
Hackney’s Netil Market is a small subsection of Broadway Market, designed to serve the area’s creative community. Here you can browse through original jewellery designs, original artwork, vintage clothing, and unique accessories, while enjoying some tasty offerings from one of the many food stalls.
13-23 Westgate Street, E8 3RL
Open daily from 9am- 6pm (additional traders on Saturdays, 11am – 6pm)