London is well known for being a paradise for foodies. It’s unsurprising, over almost 2000 years of existence, the city has amassed a wealth of international cultures, influencing London’s cuisine and style. This is most prominent in the city’s many food markets, offering as good value for money as London hotel deals and as eclectic a range of cuisines as Montcalm has rooms.
From fresh produce to street food delicacies, there’s plenty to enjoy across London’s food markets, many of which are central focuses of different communities. The rich tradition of cooking and culture infuse the city with new tastes and a ritual of social eating. This blog will explore some of the city’s best food markets, ensuring that whatever day of the week it is, guests of discount hotels in London will never go hungry during their city excursions.
Brick Lane Food Market
Run by event programmers Upmarket out of various venues on Shoreditch’s famous Brick Lane, the weekend food market sees over 40 stalls selling diverse cuisines and ingredients from all across the world. Whether you’re in the mood for Ethiopian food, Japanese bites or a classic British fry up, there’s always something new to try in this everchanging selection of London’s finest cooking. Easy to reach from hotels near Brewery Road, Brick Lane’s foodie legacy doesn’t stop there, the street is lined with bagel takeaways and curry houses thanks to the streets long history of Jewish and Bangladeshi culture.
Sunday Social – Walthamstow
Every Sunday, Walthamstow’s “longest length market street in Europe” plays host to a broad range of eateries, adding to the daily market stalls of clothes, material and homeware. This northeast London borough’s culture of market trading goes back hundreds of years and is a staple of the city’s foodie scene. Guests at hotels in central East London like the Montcalm London City The Brewery Hotel can easily reach Walthamstow via overground services from Liverpool Street Station.
Borough Market is one of the oldest food markets in London, trade occurring close to the southern banks of the Thames as far back as the 1200’s. Under its sheltered layout, visitors will find gourmet cheesemongers, fish sellers, street food and a whole host of cosy, historic pubs. All in all then, this social hub and electric central London market is a must for foodies.
Though not just a food market, the range of jerk chicken, Japanese street food and bakeries make the indoor market on the southeast banks of the Thames the icing on the cake. Alongside food, visitors can also find this indoor market laden with arts and crafts, clothes and souvenirs from this historic area of London. When buying food, especially on weekends, it’s worth remembering that the area can get very crowded with tourists. Luckily Greenwich Park is just around the corner. If you want to make a meal of your foodie finds, then head down to the park and have an impromptu picnic with stunning views over London at the Greenwich Observatory hill.