The most famous of the city’s open-air food markets, make a pilgrimage to ‘London’s Larder’ for an exhilarating, sometimes overwhelming, experience of the best of edible London.
Open Thursday to Saturday, get there early to avoid the worst of the crowds. Navigate queues of both locals and visitors for cheeses, organic meat, weird and wonderful fruit and vegetables and artisanal breads. Many traders offer free samples so you can try before you buy.
Small shops, restaurants and bars also surround the market, including the Spanish deli Brindissa and Monmouth Coffee Company, all serving fresh food and drink well worth fighting over elbow room for.