Most foodies worth their salt have been to Borough Market, the grande dame of London food markets—but long lines and heaving crowds are not to everyone’s taste. Thankfully, the London street food scene has undergone a real renaissance of late. From north to south London, here are five alternative food markets to satisfy every tastebud.
By Zing Tsjeng
GREENWICH MARKETVisiting Greenwich is the perfect way to get out of London without actually leaving the city—its mix of quaint tearooms and old English pubs give the impression of a pleasant English village, not a bustling metropolis. Primarily an arts and antiques market, the food section here lies on the relatively small side, with about 15 to 20 stalls selling everything from La Mian’s fresh hand-pulled noodles to Brazilian Churros’ freshly made donuts filled with caramel and chocolate.
The real attraction, of course, is the proximity of the market to Greenwich Park and the Observatory—where else are you able to take a picnic with the entire of London stretched out beneath you? To reach the market, it’s best to hop on a Thames Clipper boat from the London Eye jetty—you’ll reach Greenwich Pier in under 40 minutes, plus you’ll be able to take in the Thameside view as you cruise along.
Between King William Walk and Greenwich Church Street; Wednesday to Sunday 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Greenwich Market website