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10 Best Night Markets In London, UK - Updated 2020

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Thanks to night markets, you never have to go hungry. This is the case in London’s night markets, found around the city. Instead of eating in fancy and high-end restaurants, complete your authentic British experience and go have a snack or two in one of the best night markets in London. Discover delicious and affordable food while basking in the scenic night views of the city. There’s also a lot of buzzing energy going on at night markets so you’ll never get bored. If you love food then plan your next getaway in the city and check out our list of the best night markets in London, UK.

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1. Street Feast: Model Market


What was once a 1950s market was made into the ‘European capital of vibes’ - this is the theme of the Street Feast: Model Market. This lovely night market invites you to grab a giant drink and enjoy the sunset by their high-rise sunset strip while tasting the street food and dancing to the sounds of their DJs. Known as the one-stop shop for London’s most coveted food stalls and food truck vendors, this is sure to satisfy your taste buds - go see for yourself!

Street Feast: Model Market

Address: Hawker House, 260-264 Kingsland Road, London E8 4DG, United Kingdom

Website: Street Feast: Model Market

Opening hours: Fri - Sat: 5:00 PM - 12:00 AM

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2. Smithfield Market


Taken from the name itself, Smithfield, also known as London Central Markets, is actually the largest wholesale meat market in the country and one of the largest of in all of Europe. This night market is a great place to buy food and supplies at a wholesale price. Here, you’ll see a lot of restaurants and business owners roaming the area looking to buy fresh supplies for their stores. The place is also packed with history since the market started 800 years ago and is still as modern as ever. If you’re unsure of what meat you’re looking for, they have a website you can search by trader and product.

Smithfield Market

Address: 225 Central Markets, London EC1A 9LH

Website: Smithfield Market

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 7:00 AM - 2:00 AM

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3. POP Brixton


Youngsters are going to love POP Brixton! From the name itself, expect a live and vibrant venue with a “pop” appeal to the eyes. Located in Brixton Station Road, this night market offers a lot of cross culture cuisines, that are showcased complete with decorations. It’s like entering a tiny “global village”. You can try Kricket India foods, Koi’s Ramen Bar, Vietnamese Pho, and other cultural cuisines. There are also a lot of great shops with innovative and creative twists to your everyday street food. Visit this cool place and try not to get overwhelmed by all the cool options that POP Brixton has to offer.

POP Brixton

Address: 49 Brixton Station Road, London SW9 8PQ

Website: POP Brixton

Opening hours: Sun - Wed: 9:00 AM - 11:00 PM, Thurs - Sat: 9:00 AM - 12: 00 AM

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4. Dinerama - Shoreditch


Every traveling foodie has to visit Dinerama! Just located at the Great Eastern Street of London, Dinerama is worth visiting for more than just its food. The place is beautiful, vibrant, entertaining and filling at the same time. There are six street diners, six bars, five street food shacks, two trucks, a DJ and a million lights. It is usually open during the summers but best to go at night. The place is really chill and the service is also great. If you’re a big fan of street food, this night market will definitely live up to your expectations.

Dinerama - Shoreditch

Address: 19 Great Eastern St, London EC2A 3EJ, UK

Website: Dinerama - Shoreditch

Opening hours: Wed - Sat: 5:00 PM - 12:00 AM

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5. Urban Food Fest - Shoreditch


Welcome to the Urban Food Fest! This special night market is known for its food from all over the world, live music, and intimate set-up. Their selection ranges from American to Asian, and desserts in between. There are also a lot of vegan choices. People are expected to be moving and standing all the time so there are few places to sit. If you plan on bringing chairs, you can! This spot is great for dates, meet-ups and/or a night out with friends.

Urban Food Fest - Shoreditch

Address: Euro Car Parks, 162-167 Shoreditch High St, London E1 6HU, UK

Website: Urban Food Fest - Shoreditch

Opening hours: Sat: 12:00 PM - 12:00 AM

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6. Southbank Centre Food Market


Have a taste of the ‘world’ when you go visit the Southbank Centre Food Market! What makes this night market so special is that you’ll get to taste the fresh, vibrant flavors of international cuisines. Whether you’re craving for some European, African, Asian, or American meals, you are sure to find it here. Those looking for some local British meals will also not be disappointed. We have tea, sweet treats, biscuits, coffee, beer and wines. Surely, you can count on this food market for a gastronomic wonder!

Southbank Centre Food Market

Address: Belvedere Rd, Lambeth, London SE1 8XX, UK

Website: Southbank Centre Food Market

Opening hours: Fri: 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Sat: 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM, Sun: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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7. Street Feast: Giant Robot


May your way through the night market of Street Feast and indulge in the mothership of street food, the Giant Robot! This hip venue has four rooftop bars which includes a 38-tap craft beer selection and the 360° Island Bar. With all the booze and panoramic views, you’ll never get bored. They also throw live watch parties for games every Wednesday and sometimes, they have a DJ over. Located just in Canary Wharf, this is perfect place for post-work hangouts.

Street Feast: Giant Robot

Address: Crossrail Pl, London E14 5AR, UK

Website: Street Feast: Giant Robot

Opening hours: Mon - Tue: 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM, Wed: 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM, Thurs - Sat: 11:00 AM - 1:00 AM

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8. Street Feast: Public (Woolwich)


Feeling something new? Just opened March of last year, Public in Woolwich market is a night market worth exploring. With its stellar and delicious line up of street food traders, it has easily become one of London’s best street food markets despite being new. Be sure to try the Fluffy Taiwanese bao, Dumplings, classic American burger, and the British barbecue while you’re at it. If you’re looking for adventure, there’s also a secret underground tunnel worth exploring!

Street Feast: Public (Woolwich)

Address: Plumstead Rd, Woolwich, London SE18 7BZ, UK

Website: Street Feast: Public (Woolwich)

Opening hours: Fri: 5:00 PM - 12:00 AM, Sat: 12:00 PM - 12:00 AM

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9. Pergola Paddington


Have fun under the sun and drink until dawn in this beautiful and hidden night market, Pergola Paddington! Strategically located in the heart of London and away from the busiest business district, visitors are sure to love the picturesque and charming market! It is known for its carefully curated interiors and beautifully decorated floors. It is spacious with over 850 seats, and it has two bars set over two levels. Although it is self-service, the staff and stalls are accommodating and fast. With the four indie establishments, food lovers will definitely love this place!

Pergola Paddington

Address: 5 Kingdom St, London W2 6PY, UK

Website: Pergola Paddington

Opening hours: Thurs - Fri: 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM, Sat: 12:00 PM - 11:00 PM

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10. Street Feast: Hawker House


Those always on the go can now grab a drink or two and enjoy one of London’s best street food markets while raving the night away. Hawker House is known for throwing the most epic parties. With its killer food - buttermilk fried chicken, wood-fired pepperoni pizza, liquid nitrogen ice cream, etc. - and loaded drinks, the gang is sure to have a night you won’t forget (or remember!). The best part? You and your gang can play a game of pool or try taking a spin on Whisky Roulette.

Street Feast: Hawker House

Address: Canada Street, London SE16 7PJ, United Kingdom

Website: Street Feast: Hawker House

Opening hours: Fri - Sat: 5:00 PM - 12:00 AM

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London night markets equals fun and food

London at night
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Who says you have to go out to fancy high-end restaurants to experience London? London night markets are actually the best place to discover the British twist to food and fun. It’s also the best way to get to know how this city’s nightlife is about. Thanks to night markets, you’ll never get bored and hungry. Just be sure to check out our list of the best night markets in London, UK, to get started!

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Melissa is a storyteller from Manila. She's been to Europe and Asia but still dreams of going around her home, the Philippines. When she's not traveling, you can find her in your nearest bookstore.

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