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Best Market

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Best Market

Greetings. I am headed to London in October. My wife is a foodie and I am wondering what the best market is. Borough Market has come highly recommended - thoughts?

Thanks in advance.

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1. Re: Best Market

For foodies then of course Borough Market is a must see. Go early (or late) as it does get very crowded from 1100hrs to 1500hrs. Best time is a Thursday or Friday mid morning. (Most of the market is closed Mon-Weds)

Greenwich Market is great on a weekend and spittafields on a Sunday is worth a go.

Edited: 29 July 2013, 23:12
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2. Re: Best Market

I'm also a foodie and my absolute favorite is Maltby Market. It's a very small market and didn't take much time to go through, but everything I tried was amazing. In fact, I was so impressed with my Dirty Old Heifer burger from the piri piri sauce booth that the picture I took of it is my Facebook picture!

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3. Re: Best Market

She might like Maltby Steet Market (Ropewalk area on Saturdays and Sundays): https:/…edit

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That burger looks good on the African Volcano's Facebook page: http://tinyurl.com/lpwd5og

Sad to see they don't offer chicken livers in peri peri - one of the great flavor combos in my opinion. My homemade version is just not the same as that offered in South Africa and Mozambique.

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5. Re: Best Market

Borough Market is getting a bit too pretentious and crowded for me. Plenty of Farmers Markets around London if you want food to take away and cook yourself (although they do all have some "fast food")

http://www.lfm.org.uk/markets-home/

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6. Re: Best Market

Another food market that I like is Partridge's near Sloane Square: www.partridges.co.uk/foodmarket…

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7. Re: Best Market

Agree with Amos H, went to Borough Market a few weeks ago and it was absolutely mobbed to the point that if you're claustrophobic I recommend you avoid.

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8. Re: Best Market

I love Borough Market, but it is on all minds these days. Arriving in time for an early lunch can be smart. Greenwich market has a smaller but cute foodmarket, as well as other stalls. That one is even open on Sundays. The general Soutbank area frequently hosts different food-events, too.

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9. Re: Best Market

Borough Market is fine when it isn't too crowded, but I must say I have enjoyed the Real Food Market at the Southbank Centre Square even more: http://www.realfoodfestival.co.uk/market

I have heard that the farmer's markets vary considerably. I have only been to the one in Bloomsbury, and wasn't very impressed.

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10. Re: Best Market

Also went to Brick Lane one Sunday and it has a great array of stalls selling cooked food from around the world.