Shopping Convent Garden’s Apple Market for Souvenirs made in England
While other London markets like Spitafields and Brick Lane may be more famous, Convent Garden’s Apple market is the only market located smack dab in central London. No need to plan a separate excursion here, you are likely to stumble across it when you’re in the area visiting the Royal Opera house, the excellent London Transport Museum (and fabulous gift shop, read about it here) or the nearby theaters.
You may have to dodge some street performers– they are everywhere. But before you let out a groan, keep in mind that street performance has had a long history in Convent Garden– artists have been performing here since the 16th century.
There are a few different markets areas in Convent Garden, but the Apple Market is my favorite. The Apple Market requires that all its vendor stalls carry only goods made locally in the UK. The exact vendors at the Apple Market may change depending on the day of the week, so check the market’s website if you’re looking for a particular stall. There are only a couple dozen stalls here, so it’s easy enough to make a quick walk through. What can you find?
Then make like a Londoner and hop one of the Boris Bikes (right outside the market) to your next destination.
Have you shopped at Convent Garden? Tell us about in the comments!
London Souvenir Shopping Details:Convent Garden Market (Convent Garden Tube stop)
Hours: Open Mon-Sat 10am-7pm; Sun 11am-6pm
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