Markets in Islington

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Islington has some amazing markets to visit. Whether you’re looking to shop for something special or buy the ingredients for meals, join the hustle and bustle created by our street traders serving the community and visitors alike.

We have three established council-run markets: Chapel, Exmouth and Whitecross Street, which have hundreds of years of tradition. There are also some privately-run, more specialised markets to visit. What are you waiting for? Visit today!

Archway Market
Archway Market is made up of 20 independent businesses, which come together in Navigator Square every Saturday. A one-stop shop for all your weekly groceries, including everything from organic baked goods and veg, to French deli specialities and an olive bar – plus vegan cakes and chutneys. Or, grab some street food to enjoy while you soak up the atmosphere. The market also has speciality stalls, offering all sorts of lovely things like candles and crafts, toys and books, jewellery, vintage and curiosities, as well as a celebrated second hand bookstall. A great place to go for things you can’t find on the high street.

Visit the Archway Market website to find out more.

Chapel Market
At the heart of the Angel Town Centre, this traditional street market sells a huge array of goods and services. Head here for loads of different fresh produce, flowers, kitchen equipment, travel goods, clothing, cards, electrical equipment, jewellery and watches, and key cutting. Open Tuesday-Saturday 9am-6pm and Sunday 8.30am-4pm.

Exmouth Market
With 20 designated pitches and surrounded by quirky restaurants, bars and cafes, head here if you are hungry! Open Monday –Friday 9am-6pm.

Visit the Exmouth Market website to find out more.

Grafton Primary School car boot market
This market is in Bowman’s Place off Holloway Road, N7 and is privately-run on Saturdays and Sundays from 10am-4pm.
For more details contact 01992 717198 or email

London Farmers’ Market
Selling a wide-range of produce, including meat and cheeses from farms within 100 miles of London. As well as fruit and vegetables, you’ll also find specialist butchers, egg sellers, jam stalls, mustards/sauces, ciders, wines and fruit juices. Open Sundays 10am-2pm.
For more details visit or email

Nag’s Head indoor market
Privately-run selling a wide variety of goods and services.
Contact the Market Manager on 020 7607 3527/ 07817 500330 or email

Stroud Green Market
A community food and farmers’ market open every Sunday from 10am-2.30pm at Stroud Green Primary School. A five-minute walk from Finsbury Park station, the market also has free entertainment, including live music, storytelling and a resident bike mechanic. Visit the market’s Facebook page here.

Whitecross Street market
One of the oldest markets in London, located between Old Street and Fortune Street in the south of the borough. This is a popular spot for street food. You can find hog roasts, pies, wild and exotic meats, crepes, cakes and sweets, delicatessens, sandwiches and more. There are also stalls selling clothes, handcrafted jewellery and household items. Open Monday-Friday 10am-5pm.

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