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Permanently Free (cont)
Everyone know the usual markets around London, but there’s one that you might like to take a peek at: Alfie’s Antique Market. It’s full of all sorts of quirky and unusual things you may not usually see, like a genuine 1940-60s hair salon, where even the hairdresser’s hair style is of that period! Just outside the main central London area, this place is worth a peek, especially if you include a walk through Marylebone High Street.
Summary of other markets you can browse for free:
- Camden – for the alternative and arty/crafty side of you (North-East)
- Borough – for expensive gourmet, organic and straight from the farm food. Do check out the cheese shop there and Monmouth Coffee for a great flat white! (South Central)
- Spitalfield’s – stalls change from vintage clothes to crafts, but now has boutique stores and lot’s of eating and drinking spots (East Central)
- Portobello – antiques, food, clothes, everything! (West Central)
4. Free Parks
There are a lot of green spaces throughout London, here are just a few:
- Hyde Park, which often hosts other free events like the Christmas Markets in winter.
- Kensington Gardens, outside of which you can browse the artists selling their paintings/art work along the fence
- Regents Park – beautiful gardens that are stunning in spring with cherry blossoms and tulips.
- Hampstead Heath – great area for walking!
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