Did you know that tourists and the Great British public consumer a whopping 382 million servings of fish and chips every year? We are becoming a nation known for our traditional and diverse cuisine, but you don’t have to dine at London’s most poshest restaurants to get a taste of what London is serving up. We’ve hand selected some of the best and most affordable food markets in SW1.
Pimlico Farmers’ Market
Location: The corner of Pimlico Road and Ebury Street
Opening Times: 9am- 1pm Saturday
Farmers’ markets are the perfect place for food lovers with their delicious aromas and equally as tasty organic bakeries, local handmade jams and the freshest foods proudly on display. The Pimlico Farmers’ Market is full to the brim with choice that is sure to get your taste buds tingling. Kingcup Farm is a notable favourite amongst visitors, with its range of edible flowers and interesting vegetables and herbs such as leek flowers and radish pods. This is the perfect spot to spend a lazy afternoon, as there are plenty of benches around so you can sit and devour your delicious purchases, soak in the atmosphere, and, more importantly, all the amazing smells.
Location: Tachbrook Street
Opening Times: Mon to Sat early to 6pm
A visit to Tachbrook Market is a must for a quick bite to eat on the go. There is something to tickle everyone’s fancy, so it’s ideal for those of you with a sweet tooth or those of you looking for something savoury. There’s a wide variety of multi-cultural food stalls to choose from – Japanese, Turkish, Jordanian, South American-style and many more. You can also get your meat and fish supplies in at the regular butcher and fishmonger and some fresh fruit and vegetables too. You’ll definitely be spoilt for choice here so don’t blame us if a visit to Tachbrook market becomes a regular occurrence – you’ve just got to try everything at least once, right?
Cardinal Place Food Market
Location: Cardinal Place, Victoria
Opening Times: Thursdays 11am -3pm
Finally, we’ve got Cardinal Place. Ok, so we know that this one isn’t strictly in Pimlico, but we promise it’s worth the extra few minutes it takes to get there. Cardinal Place offers a huge range of great quality hot and cold foods. Visitors will get to mingle with a multitude of traders from all over the UK, not to mention, renowned global specialists have stalls too, if you fancy something a bit more upmarket. They’ve got everything from traditional fish and chips, empanadas, paella, crêpes and much more. Many of the vendors are regulars on the burgeoning London street food scene and have won awards for their creations, so you’re guaranteed to find something to suit your palate.
Well that’s enough reading – grub’s up! We hope you enjoy heading down to the local Pimlico food markets and farmers markets.