Top Choice Market in Clerkenwell, Shoreditch & Spitalfields

Sunday UpMarket

The Sunday Upmarket (which in fact opens Saturdays and Sundays) sprawls within the beautiful red-brick buildings of the Old Truman Brewery . You'll find young designers in the Backyard Market, a drool-inducing array…
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Fortnum & Mason

With its classic eau-de-Nil (pale green) colour scheme, 'the Queen's grocery store' established in 1707 refuses to yield to modern times. Its staff – men and women – still wear old-fashioned tailcoats and its glamor…
Top Choice Books in Kensington & Hyde Park

John Sandoe Books

The perfect antidote to impersonal book superstores, this atmospheric three-storey bookshop in 18th-century premises is a treasure trove of literary gems and hidden surprises. It's been in business for six decades a…
Top Choice Market in North London

Stables Market

Connected to the Lock Market, the Stables is the best part of the Camden Market complex, with antiques, Asian artefacts, rugs, retro furniture and clothing. As the name suggests, it used to be an old stables complex…
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Broadway Market

There’s been a market down this pretty street since the late 19th century. The focus these days is artisan food, arty knick-knacks, books, records and vintage clothing. Stock up on edible treats then head to London …
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Camden Passage Market

Not to be confused with Camden Market, Camden Passage is a pretty cobbled lane in Islington lined with antique stores, vintage-clothing boutiques and cafes. Scattered along the lane are four separate market areas de…
Top Choice Music in Clerkenwell, Shoreditch & Spitalfields

Rough Trade East

It's no longer directly associated with the legendary record label (home to The Smiths, The Libertines and The Strokes, among many others), but this huge record shop is still the best for music of an indie, soul, el…
Top Choice Market in Clerkenwell, Shoreditch & Spitalfields

Old Spitalfields Market

Traders have been hawking their wares here since 1638 and it's still one of London's best markets. Today's covered market was built in the late 19th century, with the more modern development added in 2006. Sundays a…
Top Choice Vintage in North London

Annie’s Vintage Costume & Textiles

One of London’s most enchanting vintage shops, this high-end boutique has costumes to make you look like Greta Garbo. Many a famous designer has come here for inspiration, so you might also get to do some celebrity …
Top Choice Books in Clerkenwell, Shoreditch & Spitalfields


This much-loved shop sells coffee-table books, magazines and almost anything on the design cutting edge. It has some lovely children's books and activity sets too. Great for present shopping.