As spring and summer take their hold on London the weather clears and the days of rain become few and far between. It is an exquisitely beautiful time to be in London; the parks are green and flowering, the people drink on the streets outside pubs, and London is taken over by food festivals. Every weekend there’s another street food festival selling divine dishes from across the globe. It’s torturous for anyone on a diet but absolutely superb if you’ve got the calories to spare.
Taste of London
Taste of London is the granddaddy of all food festivals. For five days in June Regent’s Park is covered in stalls from some of the hottest restaurants in London. There will be amazing food, interactive masterclasses, champagne, wine and whiskey tastings; all just up the road from the luxury hotels in Marble Arch; so you can gorge yourself all day and retire to blissful slumber without ever having to deal with the tube.
Street Feast is a summer long market providing delicious dinner with a side of fun. Every Friday and Saturday this excellent night market brings some of the best street eats in London to the table. Korean burritos, Taiwanese buns, crisp fried chicken, and of course juicy burgers; all available for you to eat your fill. If you fancy a drink be sure to check out the Gin Store or the Tequila Treehouse. The atmosphere is bouncing, and there’s good food and drink to spare; so what are you waiting for?
Berwick Street Market
On Berwick Street in Soho is a stylish little street market with a heritage that goes all the way back to 1778. Any market with nearly 250 years of selling amazing food, fruit, and vegetables to Londoners under its belt is a market worth visiting. There’s also some pretty interesting shopping in the area with some nice boutiques and a renowned fabric store.
For the fashionable folk of East London there can be no alternative to Broadway Market in London Fields. It’s got it all, quaint cafes, pubs, and indie music shops; if you want to get out, let your hair down and just drink in the vibe, this is the market for you. Relax with a chilled Vietnamese coffee in the sunshine, or sink your teeth into a freshly grilled (and locally grown) burger.Broadway Market is also known for its vintage and cutting edge designer threads; so there’ll be plenty to keep you occupied.
Camden Lock Market
Camden may have gone a bit mainstream but it is still an exceptional place to spend a day. Get in early before the rush and grab some outstanding food at the Lock Market; you can stare out over the water and maybe watch a few canal boats as you eat. Then you’ve got a happy day of wandering through the shops for nick knacks and stylish clothes. There are plenty of incredible dishes from around the world to choose from in the market stalls that will keep your stamina up for a whole day of shopping. Once night falls and the shops begin to close its party time; Camden is full of bars with live bands and clubs for you to while away the night in.