Explore Locals: London – Chapel Market
Let’s forget about the mighty metropolis image of London for a while and take a step into its local market.
London, one of the most famous cities in the world, known by its mega famous Big Ben, Harrods, old historical buildings, and the modern life of its residents. Somewhere within its zone 1 area (central of London), this mega city still have bunch of local markets.
Let’s take a ride to the N1 area of London. N1 area is the most central north part of London. This area covers the famous Kings Cross St. Pancras Station, Euston Station, British Library, Camden Town, Shoreditch, Hoxton, and Angel Islington.
Chapel Market is located just a few steps away from Angel station. It’s basically a place where you can find everything in one place with a really good bargain! You can get fresh fruit, veggies, cheese, meat, greeting cards, electronics, and outfit all at one place! 😀
It’s not necessary to always eat outside when you’re traveling. Sometimes, it is good to visit local markets and cook your meal while you’re on a trip! That’s another way to try the real local life. 🙂
We live not far from this market. So, this market is our first destination to do grocery shopping. Not only because they have many options of cheaper priced fresh fruit and veggies, but also because sometimes they do have crazy offers on these fruit and veggies. Crazy? Yes, crazy because you can get big box of strawberries for only £1!! Crazy right???
If that doesn’t sound crazy to you, what about a big basket of button mushrooms for £2?
Those mushrooms were only for £2! That’s why we love this market. Our other favourite offers are a £1 basket of cherries (seasonal), £1 for a bowl of avocado (usually consists of 4 – 5 pieces), and £1 of a box of grapes!
When you’re done shopping at the stalls on the street of Chapel Market, you might want to stop by to a nice green vegies store on that street too (near by Iceland). They have almost any vegetables and fruit from around the world with a really good price!
Fancy for a Chinese cooking? There is a small Chinese store in Chapel Market too! The small Chinese store has quite lots of stuff that you can find in Chinatown. So, if you live nearby N1 area, you don’t need to go to Chinatown every time you need some Chinese – Asian cooking stuff.
Moreover, if you’re done with all your fresh grocery shopping, you still can satisfy yourself with more ‘commercial modern’ shopping at Waitrose, Sainsbury’s, and Marks & Spencer just at the corner of Chapel Market.
These were what we got from Chapel Market last weekend for roughly £15!
Sounds tempting? Why not go there yourself!
Chapel Market, London
Nearest tube station: Angel Station