The best markets in the UK

Columbia Road Flower Market shootingjaydred/Flickr

Columbia Road Flower Market ©shootingjaydred/Flickr

Exploring a British market is an incomparable experience. There is nothing like spending a great afternoon wandering around the markets, looking for exclusive items. Whether you are looking for fresh food, unusual antiques or fresh flowers, you will surely be satisfied by the markets’ stalls. Are you interested which are the best markets in the UK? I recommend you to read the following guide. Below I will give you some useful info relating to the following markets: Old Spitalfields Market (London), Columbia Road Flower Market (London), Greenwich Market, Birmingham’s Rag Market and Oxford Covered Market.

Old Spitalfields Market (London)

Old Spitalfields Market is a beautiful Victorian market of London. It sells everything from craft jewelry to vintage fashion and from delicious food to unique handmade products and antiques. The market is very attractive among tourists, attracting most of the visitors on Sundays. You shouldn’t miss this market. You will surely find something to suit your preference.

Old Spitalfields Market Gavin Anderson/Flickr

Old Spitalfields Market ©Gavin Anderson/Flickr

Columbia Road Flower Market (London)

Do you love flowers? The Columbia Road Flower Market of London is a fantastic market of the UK. It is a must for flower-lovers. The market is open on Sundays from 8:00 until 15:00. On this day the street turns into a colorful parade of beautiful flowers. You will find everything here, from bedding plants to huge 10 foot banana trees. The market is very attractive, dragging numerous visitors.

Columbia Road Flower Market shootingjaydred/Flickr

Columbia Road Flower Market ©shootingjaydred/Flickr

Greenwich Market

Dating from the 1700’s, Greenwich Market is one of the most popular markets to visit on the weekends in London. It sells a mix of clothes, antiques and crafts. The only historic market of London is very attractive among visitors. You will find dozens of fantastic items here, including jewelry, arts, crafts, fashion and beauty items and so on.

Greenwich Market garryknight/Flickr

Greenwich Market ©garryknight/Flickr

Birmingham’s Rag Market

If you are looking for excellent fabrics, I recommend you to visit Birmingham’s Rag Market. The Rag Market is open on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 9:00 to 17:00 and on Saturdays from 9:00 to 17:30. Besides fabrics, you will find everything here, including cosmetics, books, jewelry, clothing, food, different figurines, herbs and remedies and so on.

Oxford Covered Market

Oxford Covered Market is a fantastic historic market of the city where you can buy flowers, fruit and unusual gifts. You can buy a large selection of fish and meat here, numerous cheeses, not to mention the fantastic colorful fruit and vegetable stalls. Besides, you will find lots of other items here, including clothes, records, goods pine furniture and so on.

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