Here is a description of London’s larger, general markets
Camden Lock Market
Camden Market is a place to wander around the stalls or just people watch. For sale you will find everything from clothing to jewelry to music and odd collectibles. There is also a food court where you can find just about every ethnic variety from Thai food to burgers. The Camden Lock is situated on Regent’s Canal in Camden Town, North London. Stalls are generally open 10am – 6pm 7 days a week. Bargaining is acceptable but you might not get a discount. Check out http://www.camdenlockmarket.com
Old Spitalfields Market
This famous East London market is located near Liverpool Street Station at Horner Square, and carries everything from fruit to arts & crafts. Again, bargaining is acceptable but don’t expect a huge discount. Everything you need to know about this not-to-be-missed market is available at http://www.oldspitalfieldsmarket.com.
Brick Lane market area is open on Sunday from 8am-2pm, and is the place to go if you like second hand stalls and street performers or really enjoy haggling for a bargain. Brick Lane market is a bustling cosmopolitan market set in the heart of the East End of London. Nearest tube stations Aldgate East & Liverpool St.
Petticoat Lane Market
This market is just down the road from Spitalfields, between Middlesex and Goulston Streets and is the place to buy leather jackets. Get there Sunday morning for the best selection. While a smaller market down the road at Wentworth Street is open daily, the true Petticoat Lane bargaining area thrives just Sundays till 2pm.
This famous Notting Hill market is the world’s largest antiques market featuring over 2,000 stalls! Everything from clothing to books can be purchased at Portobello Road and you will find that the crowd here on Saturdays is very eclectic. The market is booming on Saturdays but closed on Sundays. Everything you need to know about Portobello Road can be found at: http://www.portobelloroad.co.uk
This flea market is open Sundays and has been going for over 30 years. Everything from trendy clothes to electronics, toys, and food can be bargained for at Wembley. The market is close to central London and accessible via the Jubilee and Metropolitan lines. Visit http://www.wembleymarket.co.uk
More of the kind are listed on http://www.visitlondon.com/attractions/shopping/markets/craft-gift-and-flower-markets