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Monday 13th of July 2015
London is world famous for its street markets; from Portabello Market in Notting Hill, to Borough Market on the banks of the River Thames, there is something for all ages to enjoy. Here at Easirent we have selected some of our favourites, to make you decision a little easier.
1. Borough Market
Borough Market is London’s oldest fruit and vegetable marketplace and is only 28 miles from our Easirent depot at London Gatwick Airport. Specialising in wholesale fruit and vegetables, Borough Market is renowned for its fresh British and International produce. Borough Market was founded in the 13th century and is steeped in history; make sure to pay it a visit and discover all the new flavours on offer from the 100+ vendors.
2. Camden Lock Market
Founded in 1975, Camden Lock Market is the go to marketplace for quirky, handmade and vintage goods. Pulling in over 150,000 visitors each week, Camden Lock Market has something for everyone, including jewellery, painting, prints, home furnishings and fabrics. Open seven days a week from 10:00 – 18:00, make sure that you get there early to bag a bargain.
3. Covent Garden
Are you looking for a hip, unique shopping experience? Than look no further than Covent Garden. Famous the world over for its food and flower market, Covent Garden is situated between Charing Cross and Drury Lane. Leave your Easirent hire car at the hotel and immerse yourself in the cultural offerings of Covent Garden.
4. Alfie’s Antique Market
Hop in your Easirent hire car and head to Alfie’s Antique Market, London’s largest indoor marketplace. Specialising in antiques, vintage items and 20th century design, Alfie’s Antique Marketplace is home to over 100 antique dealers and attracts visitors from across the globe. Sit back and relax in the market’s rooftop cafe.
5. Broadway Market
Open on Saturdays, Broadway Market showcases myriad cultural offerings from across the globe. Located in the East End of London, Broadway Market specialises in vintage clothes, fresh fruit and vegetables, fresh fish and baked goods. Bring all the family along to the diverse offerings of cafes, restaurants, pubs, stalls and shops; there’s even areas for the kids to play safely, in London Fields just down the road.
6. Greenwich Market
Located in a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Greenwich Market is a haven of vintage and boutique shops. Holder of a Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence Award 2015, the marketplace is only a 28 mile drive in your Easirent hire car from our depot in London Gatwick Airport. Don’t miss out on nabbing a bargain from the diverse selection of antiques, art, fashion and jewellery on offer.
7. Portobello Road Market
Portabello Road was originally farmland named after Puerto Bello in the Caribbean after Admiral Vernon’s victory in the area. Nowadays, the road is home to one of the most famous marketplaces in the world. Located in the heart of Notting Hill, the market has been widely featured in television and film throughout the years. Split into several different sections, including antiques, new goods, fashion and food, this unmissable marketplace is less than 40 miles in your Easirent hire car from our London Gatwick Airport depot.