From high-end shopping streets to artisan stores, out of the many things the city of London excels at, shopping is certainly one of them! This is why it should come as no surprise that the streets of the Big Smoke are also jam-packed with an impressive range of markets. So whether you’re on the hunt for your next vintage piece or are simply hoping to root around some local stalls, there’s certainly a London market for you.
This is our choice of some of the best markets to visit in London, all within reach of Clayton Hotel Chiswick.
Chiswick Flower Market
18-minute walk from the hotel
Flower enthusiasts, plant lovers and horticultural fanatics – this market is for you! Situated in the centre of Chiswick in the High Road’s Old Market Place, Chiswick Flower Market is just a short walk from the Clayton Hotel Chiswick and is the perfect place to spend a Sunday morning. Boasting a range of stalls run by local growers and producers, the market features a beautiful collection of plants and flowers to brighten up anyone’s day.
Chiswick High Road Antique and Vintage Market
18-minute walk from the hotel
The Chiswick High Road Antique and Vintage Market is only hosted once a month but if you happen to be around while it’s on, be sure to check it out! This outdoor street market is right in the heart of the West London district of Chiswick and close by the hotel. If the name hasn’t already given it away, the local producers here sell a wide array of antiques, vintage pieces and vibrant art.
The Food Market Chiswick
30-minute walk from the hotel
Held in the farmyard of Grove Park Farmhouse, The Food Market Chiswick is the home of fresh, wholesome food and produce supplied by local producers from around the country. The market takes place every weekend and prides itself in giving customers the chance to speak directly to the farmer, baker or grower about their products! Expect organic fruit and vegetables, freshly baked goods and plenty of lunch options – from wood-fired pizza to fresh tortillas.
50-minute tube from the hotel
First established in 1756, Borough Market is full to the brim of rich heritage. A favourite amongst Londoners, the halls and passageways are packed with over 100 stalls and stands to peak just about any foodies interest! While the market primarily specialises in good quality products and unique dining spots, there is also a hand full of non-food related stores that sell extraordinary creations such as ceramics, homeware and one-of-a-kind garden ornaments.
Covent Garden Market
40-minute tube from the hotel
First established in the 70s as a fruit and vegetable market, Covent Garden Market is now a hotspot for those visiting London and on the lookout for handmade crafts, goods and antique finds. Although the building is now home to high-end designers and big brand names, you will find a number of local traders in the Apple Market 6 days a week. Think handmade jewellery, quirky collectables and a buzzing atmosphere.
40-minute train from the hotel
As one of the city’s most diverse shopping areas, Camden Market is made up of a variety of neighbouring markets that sprawl along the canal and the charming alleyways – making a brief stop here a difficult task for those with a love for perusing rails and browsing stalls. As well as vintage gems and crafts, the market boasts an impressive selection of street food – from vegan curries to Yorkshire pudding burritos so it’s also a great spot to visit when hungry!
Book your London City Break
Clayton Hotel Chiswick is the perfect base for a weekend break in London. West London is home to quirky bars and brunch spots and near many London attractions. If you’re looking to explore West London, Clayton Hotel Chiswick is the ideal base. The hotel is just a short walk to some of the most charming areas of the district and the heart of the city is just a short tube or train ride away! Gunnersbury Station is a 2-minute walk from the hotel making it easy for you to visit London’s museums and activities.