London has more than its fair share of designer outlets, independent boutiques, and high-street chain fashion stores but sometimes the best fashion finds can be discovered in markets rather than shops.
Whether you’re looking for vintage clothing, high fashion, or anything in-between, you’re sure to have fun browsing and you might get lucky and find something really unique at one of London’s best fashion markets.
1. Camden Market
Camden market is world-famous for its alternative fashion, making it one of the city’s top tourist destinations. You’ll find goth and punk fashion, t-shirts, pieces from up-and-coming independent designers, eclectic accessories, vintage clothing, and funky homewares, with pretty much any food or drink you could possibly want on offer. All in all it makes for a great day shopping, whether you’re looking for something in particular or just browsing and people watching.
Monday to Sunday, 10am – 6pm
Camden High Street, NW1 8NJ
2. North London Vintage Market
The North London Vintage Market was founded in 2011 by two antiques dealers with a stall at Spitalfields Market and is now based at Hornsea Parish Church in Crouch End. As well as clothing there’s always a good selection of vintage homewares, furniture, and collectibles.
Twice a month (check Twitter @NLVintageMarket for upcoming dates and times).
Hornsea Parish Church Hall, Cranley Gardens, Crouch End, N10 3AH
3. Cabbages and Frocks
Cabbages and Frocks runs every Saturday afternoon in the grounds of St Marylebone Parish Church. It’s best for vintage clothing, second-hand designer finds, and handmade accessories. Alongside the fashion stalls you’ll find specialist food items and food stalls so you can couple your visit with a picnic in nearby Regent’s Park after shopping.
Every Saturday 11am – 5pm
St Marylebone Parish Church Grounds, W1U 5BA
4. Spitalfields Style Market
Spitalfields Market runs all week but on Saturdays it’s transformed into an independent designer fashion and style market selling unique clothing, accessories, and homewares from over 60 designers.
Open every Saturday, 11am – 5pm
Spitalfields Market, Commercial Street, E1 6AA
5. Chatsworth Road Market
This East London market is strong on vintage clothing and fashion from locally-based designers. It’s also a general market selling everything from gourmet food to kids’ toys and fresh flowers, so you’re bound to see something you didn’t know you needed if you decide to spend a Sunday exploring there.
Every Sunday, 10am – 4pm
Chatsworth Road, E5 0LH
6. Sunday Upmarket
This Brick Lane market is quirky and trendy with great international food offerings alongside the fashion. There’s a good selection of vintage clothing as well as one-off items by local independent designers. It’s not just womenswear either – you’ll also find men’s and children’s clothing as well as jewellery and accessories.
Every Sunday, 10am – 5pm
91 Brick Lane, E1 6QL
7. Greenwich Market
Greenwich Market has all sorts to offer and is particularly strong on antiques and arts & crafts, but there are plenty of accessories and fashion bargains to be had too. The market itself is surrounded by permanent fashion boutiques including vintage, independent designers, and big names such as Oliver Bonas.
Monday to Sunday, 10am – 5.30pm
College Approach, Greenwich, SE10 9HZ
8. Netil Market
Netil Market in South Hackney is small but perfectly formed with an interesting selection of arty local businesses including fashion, accessories, homewares, and gifts. There are also some great coffee shops here so you can get your caffeine fix while you shop.
Monday to Friday, 9am – 6pm, and Saturday to Sunday, 11am – 6pm
13-23 Westgate Street, E8 3RL
9. Lower Marsh Market
Lower Marsh Market is a typical London street market, full of bric-a-brac, food and other random items. However if you’re willing to put in the time to explore and rummage around a little, there are plenty of vintage clothing treasures to be found and some interesting jewellery and accessories from independent designers.
Monday to Saturday, 10am – 5pm
Lower Marsh, SE1 7AB
10. Portobello Green Market
Portobello Road is best known for its antique market but it’s also home to a fashion market that runs every Friday to Sunday. Offering over 800 stalls including young designers and vintage fashion, there are bargains and unique finds a plenty.
Friday to Saturday, 9am – 5pm, and Sunday 10am – 4pm
281 Portobello Road, W10 5TZ