Festive Food Halls

Live near a London Market

There’s nothing more magical than London at Christmas. Almost as soon as the clocks go back, the temperature drops and the capital is transformed into a winter wonderland. Festive lights bring a magical glow to the city and shops begin to decorate their front windows with dazzling Christmas displays.

Colourful street markets also bring year-round joy. In London, there are over 150 markets, twice as many as in Paris, and it seems like every trendy neighbourhood has its own flower market, food hall or brand new pop-up.

One of the most popular markets in London is Old Spitalfields Market. Built in 1876, this covered site showcases diverse products from all over the world from fine jewellery and clothing to street food and household goods.

For those who enjoy the sense of community a market brings, the Osborn apartments, a collection of warehouse style homes under a five minute walk away, have just hit the market. Ranging in price from £600,000 to £1,300,000, these interior designed homes offer industrial chic living with huge Crittall style windows, high ceilings and balconies overlooking the local neighbourhood.

Another property next to a market is Rodney Street, a short walk from Canopy Market offering cheese, festive treats and boutique wares at Christmas time. Finished to an extremely high standard, this penthouse apartment offers three bedrooms, a cinema, and a large roof terrace. An open plan reception room and kitchen provide the perfect place for entertaining and lucky new owners will have access to a pool, jacuzzi and fully-fitted gym on site.

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Street Food Union, a London foodie favourite, is the place to go for exotic street dishes from cajun chicken and fries to cauliflower shawarma. Just down the road, and next to London’s theatreland in Soho is a bright two bedroom, two bathroom apartment on Old Compton Street. Positioned on the top floor of a purpose-built block, this £1,050,000 apartment has two balconies overlooking St Anne’s Churchyard Gardens and has been recently refurbished with brand new appliances and modern finishes.

Lazarus Demetriou, Director of Dexters Fitzrovia says, ‘people love living next to a street market because it offers a slice of village life in an incredibly urbanised city. Many are keen to engage with small businesses and are interested to know where their food is sourced and where their products are coming from.’