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Best Markets in London

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A vivid food market located in Southwark, Borough Market is one of the largest and oldest markets of its kind in London. The fruit and vegetable section deals with grocers and small traders and even bakers & cake shops, with products from all around the world available here. The market sees a large number of visitors, so don't panic if you suddenly find yourself in a crowd! Fridays and Saturdays are more promising for the average market goer, with a dazzling array of fine foods available. There are a handful of cafe-style restaurants too, so you can get a delicious wholesome meal!

Billingsgate Market is the United Kingdom's busiest and one of the largest inland fish market. Earlier known as Blynesgate, it was originally a general market selling coal, salt, corn, wine, pottery and other miscellaneous items. In this chaotic fish market one can find a variety of fresh catch brought from Aberdeen and Cornwall. Apart from the wide variety of fresh fish available, the market also has poultry vendors, sundry traders and some restaurants. Escorted tours to the market place could be arranged with prior notice. Here's a little trivia; the word 'Billingsgate' became synonymous with crude and vulgar language because of the coarse language used by the fisher folk there.

Open seven days a week, the Camden Market sprawls across a vast area. From arts and crafts to high street trends, you will find it all here. This is one of the must-visit markets for anyone seeking street, alternative and hippie styles. Traders sell everything from secondhand clothes to cheap antiques, records, clothes and accessories, as well as decorative items. Equally popular with tourists and locals, this market is a great place to spend the day doing some shopping.

The City of London is known for its markets, which are as diverse in their offerings as the culture of the city itself. Old Spitalfields Market is a colorful and historic part of the city's market scene. The market's origins go back to 1638, when King Charles I decreed a license on 'Spittle Fields', allowing the sale of meat, fowl, and roots. Over the centuries, the market has only grown in prominence and character, and today is a celebrated tourist attraction as well. Old Spitalfields Market claims to be one of the largest markets catering to needs like arts and crafts, fashion and other local market stuff everyday of the week. The market also has been awarded as "Best Private Market" by the National Association of British Market Authorities.

Located at the Covent Garden, the Jubilee Market is a unique shopping spot in London, a place that is always abuzz with locals and tourists. The market serves a three-way function from Tuesdays through Fridays, it is a general market, on Saturdays and Sundays an arts and craft market runs here whereas Mondays find the place rife with antique products and dealers. Drop in as per their timetable and you will never be disappointed. The marketplace is also home to a currency exchange center, florists and some cool restaurants like Tutti Frutti Creperie and Peter's Snack Bar.

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