London’s coolest market – Queen’s Market in East London
There are a lot of wonderful markets in London, but the biggest and most culturally diverse street market (also handily situated close to East Village), Queen’s Market, is one of our favourites. The vibrant stalls bring a little bit of sunshine to the grey streets of East London every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday AND Sunday so there really is no excuse for you to be missing out.
The market plays host to a wide variety of immigrant communities, specialising in a huge range of African fruit and veg, not to mention flavours of Asia and the Caribbean. If you’re after an exciting assault on your nostrils, then this is the place to be. If you need a jerk chicken pick-me-up, this is the place to be. If you simply just want to grab some bargains in your quest to make sure you consume your 5-a-day, then this is definitely the place to be. The market is also a great place to pick up a variety of fabrics and household objects, from blenders to bread makers, ensuring that budding Nigellas will be in seventh heaven.
If you’re new to East London, then this is a vibrant place to start. Imagine walking into a giant colourful spice-infused larder and that is what you have at Queen’s Market. Not only that, but the market is home to singing sensation, the £1 fish man who notched up over a million YouTube hits with his unique and catchy (excuse the pun) way of enticing customers to his fish stall.
So there you have it. Cheap food from every continent for every mood. Whether you’re picking up a snack or shopping for exotic ingredients to wow your friends; this is a taste of real London with a spot of entertainment from the fish man too.
Have you been yet? We would love to hear your experiences in the comments below!