20 London Food Markets Near Your Office Space

If you’re currently working in London or thinking of renting office space in a new location, then you’ll be glad to know that there is a wealth of food markets near your office. 

From sprawling marketplaces in the suburbs to small popup markets in the middle of the city, there are plenty of culinary hotspots to explore. Here’s a handy list of 20 London food markets for your lunch break.

1. Borough Market

Situated in Southwark, Borough Market is considered London’s oldest food market and has been trading since 1756. Hop over on your lunch break to explore its delights, from traditional British fare to international treats.

2. Camden Market

Camden Market is another of London’s famous and long-running food markets. It’s growing too: several additional stalls were recently added. You’ll find a range of options, including vegetarian and vegan ones.

3. Old Spitalfields Market

The historic Old Spitalfields market boasts food from around the world. There are also a few quality restaurants encircling the market if you want to take a leisurely lunch or host a client.

4. Broadway Market

Broadway Market in Hackney is a Victorian street market operating 365 days a year, so be sure to pop over if you’re working at the weekend and fancy a bite to eat.

5. Greenwich Market

The world-famous Greenwich Market has a vintage feel, with its cobbled paving and old-style market stalls. As well as food, there is a range of craft, art, jewellery, and giftware stalls to explore.

6. Maltby Street Market

Maltby Street Market in Bermondsey might not be as well-known as those listed above, but it’s no less impressive. Head over to the 19th century railway arches to find independent food and drink sellers.

7. Brixton Village

Brixton Village is the place to go if you’re looking for a more leisurely and affordable lunchtime option. Its vibrant and diverse atmosphere mixes music, food, and shopping. From tapas to burgers, there’s something for every taste and appetite.

8. Real Food Market

Positioned near one of London’s main railway hubs, Real Food Market in Kings Cross is open from Tuesday to Friday and plays host to approximately 40 producers who grow and produce their own excellent produce and dishes.

9. Whitecross Street Market

From pizzas to pies and everything in between, this vibrant market in the City of London is open every weekday, making it the perfect place for a lunchtime bite to eat with co-workers or clients.

10. Leadenhall Market

This iconic location has been a market since the 14th century. Fully covered and with stunning features, it’s home to cafés, fine-dining restaurants, and independent brands.

11. Mercato Metropolitano

Situated in Elephant and Castle, Mercato Metropolitano is a sprawling market that is home to a range of cuisines, from Vietnamese to Italian. It’s also a great spot for a post-work cocktail or two.

12. Covent Garden Market

If you’ve ever visited Covent Garden, you’ve probably walked right past – or through – Covent Garden Market. It’s a prime spot for tourists at the weekends but is quieter during the week for those who work nearby.

13. KERB Food Markets

There are currently three KERB markets, each serving up delicious street food. You’ll find them at Cowcross Yards in Farringdon, Blackfriars, Gipsy Hill and at the Gherkin in the City of London.

14. Boxpark Shoreditch

Boxpark in Shoreditch is another excellent lunch spot (or after-work venue) for those with an office in the East End. Head on over to savour food from around the world in a bustling atmosphere.

15. Arcade Food Hall

Inspired by street markets, this food hall on New Oxford Street boasts food from the Middle East to the US. It also has dine-in restaurants for after-work socialising.

16. Exmouth Market

Exmouth Market is a semi-pedestrianised street in Clerkenwell comprising 32 stalls. It’s an ideal place to meet coworkers, clients, or friends for a bite to eat.

17. Netil Market

Situated near London Fields and neighbouring Broadway Market, Netil Market is a community of arts, fashion, and food traders. It’s open Tuesday to Thursday with limited traders.

18. Southbank Centre Food Market

This popular market near the Southbank Centre and Waterloo Station serves up a variety of tasty dishes and is a great option if you’re in a bit of a rush or are passing through enroute to a meeting.

19. Leather Lane Market

Found between Farringdon and Holborn, this popular market offers every type of cuisine you can think of. Lined with restaurants as well, it’s the perfect lunchtime spot regardless of the weather.

20. Seven Dials Market

In the heart of Covent Garden, this sheltered food market is filled with food vendors galore. From vegan and vegetarian options to traditional street food, there is something for everyone.

With so many nearby lunch destinations to choose from, London really is one of the best cities in the world to rent a workspace. Whether you’re set on an East End location or somewhere in Central London, schedule a viewing today.

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