When on the search for a great apartment don’t discount the proximity of the best farmers’ markets and London flats for a farmers’ market is one of the best amenities of living in London. Being one of the largest cities in the world real estate comes at a high price making access to even a small plot of land out of the question for most city dwellers. Since growing your own garden is probably not a reality turning to a farmers’ market is the next best thing. Farmers’ markets in London feature locally grown produce as well as meat and cheeses. Before automatically running to the grocery you should always look at the local market. Below are some of the best farmers’ markets the city has to offer.
Notting Hill Farmers’ Market – One of the largest farmers’ markets, Notting Hill is home to nearly fifty vendors, some with permanent stalls (assuring they will be there every week). There are fresh vegetables and fruit vendors, mushroom vendors, milk, cheese and yoghurt vendors, and even fresh local honey vendors. If you want the best local food England offers a trip to Notting Hill Farmers’ Market is the place to go.
Blackheath Farmers’ Market – This market is probably more reminiscent of farmers’ markets back in the States as it takes place in the parking lot of the Blackheath Rail station. Every Sunday from 10am to 2pm vendors line the area selling fresh produce, locally raised meats, locally caught fish and even wine.
Ealing Farmers’ Market – Saturday mornings from 9am to 1pm Ealing Farmers’ Market opens to the public on a closed-off public street. A little out of the way for many Londoners living deep in the city a visit to Ealing Farmers’ Market is worth the travel if fresh meat and produce is what you desire.
Regardless of which farmers market you ultimately determine is your favorite recognizing their importance in the culture will help you find an apartment located near one. It may seem strange to many Americans used to hopping in the car and driving to a big-box grocery chain to rely on farmers’ markets but after a short time in the UK you will quickly see the value in searching for farmers’ markets and London flats near each other.