Considering that my travel to - do lists are predominately comprised of where I want to eat, drink and be inspired visiting markets is pretty high on my agenda. Perusing the markets in any new place I am visiting is always a highlight, as you get to soak up the atmosphere and mingle with the locals.
Here are a couple of the markets where you would find me on a weekend in London.
After coming across what can only be described as the most mouth watering grilled cheese sandwich online, visiting this food market was a non-negotiable during my weekend stay in London. Oh boy not only did it live up to the hype but this kappacasien deliciousness exceeded all expectations. Even if the poetry that is grilled cheese is not your bag this market, which offers a serious array of delicious options truly deserves a top spot on your Saturday visit list. Stop in for lunch and sip on a coffee or iced tea whilst you ponder your options.
Location: 8 Southwark Sreet, London
Columbia Road Flower Market
Few things are worthy of waking up early on a Sunday morning but this flower market is one of them.
Columbia Road becomes filled with a rainbow of amazing blooms with a background sound of street performers and market seller witticisms. Not to mention the incredibly reasonable prices, which were halved to "three for a fiver" as the morning drew on. As someone who gladly hands over their disposable income for blooms I was truly in my happy place. A post flower market stroll to the Bricklane Market is also in order for anyone visiting for great coffee, yummy food stalls and a vintage rummage.
Location: Columbia Road, London