Shoreditch is known as THE hipster place in London, located in the east end. While Shoreditch itself is amazing on weekdays, you’ve never experienced Shoreditch fully until it is Sunday – the markets! All these markets are for free – no entrance fees. Now the question is, which market should you visit if you only have one Sunday to spend in Shoreditch? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! Take a stroll with us in these top 3 must-visit-markets in Shoreditch:
1. Columbia Flower Market
This ‘ordinary’ road turns into a flower-land on a Sunday. It is home to tons of different kinds of plants. From flowers, succulents and huge trees, including Banana trees! But Columbia Road is more than this. It is also packed with more than 50 independent shops including a small gallery, some vintage and antique shops, pubs, cafes, and restaurants. You can also find sustainable fashion in shops like Artisans & Adventure and a 25-years-old jewellery shops called NumberNinetyFour.
Address: Columbia Road, London E2 7RG
Opening time: 8 am – 3 pm
Wrangle Tip: The closest Tube Station is Hoxton
2. Brick Lane Market
Brick Lane is made up of five different markets that are within close proximity of each other – The Sunday UpMarket, The Vintage Market, The Boiler House, The Team Rooms, and The Backyard Market. Besides, Brick Lane’s market, the street itself is full of top-notch street food. It’s definitely a heaven on earth for all you foodies out there. You can expect to find Asian to Western cuisines, coffee shops, and even specialist chocolate shops. If you’re looking for something meaty, one of our personal recommendations is the rib meat roll from The Rib Man.
For all you coffee lovers, you can’t miss the famous Black Cab Coffee – it’s even sold to you on top of a black cab. If you’re not a fan of coffee, we’ve got you. Pop into Dark Sugars and try out their ‘next-level’ hot chocolate! They’re famous for their three kinds of grated chocolate that cover the top of your hot chocolate. Not in the mood for a sweet beverage? You can also find HEAPS of chocolate truffles and gelatos.
Brick Lane also has some exceptional fashion markets. In The Backyard Market, you can find unique fashion items from handmade jewellery to upcoming fashion designers to uncommon gifts like wooden phone cases. The Backyard Market is marked by its artsy vibe.
The Vintage Market is a home for tons of rare vintage items that date from the 1920s up to the 90s. Not only that but also the recent sustainable fashion trend. For more on this, check out our article on vintage shops!
Wrangle Tip: The quickest way to get to Brick Lane Market is by The Tube and get off at Shoreditch High Street
BOXPARK re-imagine the concept of a regular mall into a pop-up mall. It is the place to stop by if you thrive about modern, innovative, and quality food, beauty, and fashion. You can find both established and rising brands here.
While everything in BOXPARK is attention-grabbing, there are definitely some shops that you cannot miss!
The Black Bear burgers live off the motto of ‘simple, done-well’. Not only that they pay attention to having high-value ingredients, but they also source everything themselves. ‘Done-well’ from the start, their burgers have both quality and aesthetics of a good burger. Not to mention their buffalo nuggets.
Now, we can’t skip dessert, right? Worry not, the Soft Serve Society is ready to give you the smoothest ice cream that just melts in your mouth. If you’re feeling adventurous, their charcoal coconut flavour is a banger! If ice cream isn’t your thing, Dum Dum Doughnuts are also there!
Address: 2-10 Bethnal Green Rd, Hackney, London E1 6GY
BOXPORK does not stop its amusement at street food. Check out DECIEM, a leading retailer for functional and high-quality beauty brands at a reasonable price. DECIEM is home to brands like The Ordinary.
For a ‘contemporary designed jewellery’ with affordable prices, Astrid and Miyu is the place to go.
Wrangle Tip: The closest Tube Station to Boxpark is the Shoreditch High Street
We have LOADS more places to recommend, but for now, that’s it from us! If you have any spots you’d heavily recommend, message the team at firstname.lastname@example.org! We hope you’ll enjoy these East London gems as much as we do. Also, get more out of your experience by the Wrangle app – combine and unlock deals for some of the best places in London. Let us know your experience and tag us on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter! Ciao for now!