London’s best tourist attractions and shopping facilities are only a short walk away. Exciting sights such as Tower Bridge, Tower of London and more have to be experienced while in the city. Nearby are One New Change, Royal Exchange, Leadenhall market, Spitalfield Market, some of the best shopping areas in London.
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The Royal Exchange is a luxury destination in the heart of the City, offering an unrivalled collection of boutique shopping and dining within one of London’s most iconic and historic buildings.
Hunt for a bargain within the bric-a-brac at this bustling East End market, bursting full of antiques, stunning fabrics and kitsch collectables. Once you’ve found your treasure, refuel at one of the numerous food stalls in the area or head into a Brick Lane restaurant.
Alongside fruits and vegetable stalls, you’ll find plenty of street food vendors lining Brick Lane on Sundays.
Feast on hot dishes from street food vendors and browse stalls heaped with fresh produce at this foodie paradise by London Bridge. From British fruits and vegetables to international delicacies, handmade chocolate truffles, Indian street food and raclette, there’s plenty to peruse and tuck into from the many traders and restaurants at one of London’s oldest food markets.
The market is open from Monday to Saturday, with the full market operating from Wednesday to Saturday. On Mondays and Tuesdays not all of the stalls are open, but shoppers can still find several hot food traders, and fruits and vegetable sellers.
Leadenhall Market is a beautiful covered Victorian market in the City of London. Under the elegant Victorian roof there are stalls selling flowers, cheese, meat and other fresh food. There are also shops, pubs and restaurants in the market building.
Diagon Alley scenes in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone were filmed in Leadenhall Market.
Old Spitalfields Market is one of the finest surviving Victorian Market Halls in London (built 1876). Stalls sell antiques, food and fashion, varying from distinct and quirky creations from up-and-coming designers to bohemian, vintage and African designs. Boutiques offer everything from hand-crafted wooden toys to today's must-have design items.
The mix of well-known chain restaurants and fresh food market stalls provide a gastronomic paradise for discerning food lovers and families alike. High quality and affordable cuisine on offer includes deli-style dishes, fresh produce, artisan breads and plenty of organic and fair trade products.
Columbia Road Flower Market is London's principal flower market devoted to selling plants, flowers, garden fittings and gardening equipment at reasonable prices.
Sited in London's East End, near Brick Lane and Spitalfields, this street market has a friendly atmosphere and is open every Sunday from 8am to 3pm.