Known for its array of antiques dealers, Portobello Road is also packed full of vintage fashion finds. Whether you're seeking some stunning costume jewellery, a unique handbag or a new-to-you outfit with timeless appeal, Portobello Road is an essential stop on your itinerary, and it's easy on your purse, too.
An East London institution with more than 400 years of history, quaintly named Petticoat Lane teems with thousands of stallholders selling clothing for men, women and children. A stroll through this market will give you the opportunity to find end-of-season fashions at knock-down prices. Petticoat Lane is open every day except Saturday and closes early on Sunday.
Another popular market in the East End - and one of the oldest - Spitalfields bristles with seasonal fashions, hand-made clothing and vintage goods. It's also a great place to pick up crafts and homewares. Wander the stalls, take a break at a street food stand and take in the atmosphere. Getting here is easy - simply hop on the Tube to Liverpool Street or Shoreditch - it's just a short walk from either stop.