Spring Time - It’s time for outdoor shopping

Spring Time - It’s time for outdoor shopping

Discover The Best Flea markets in Europe

London Camden MarketBook a cheap flight to London and visit the famous Portobello Market in Notting Hill. The flea market is open all week but the best day to visit it, is on Saturday morning. Arrive before 10am and go straight to the southern end where you will find the antiques section. The Portobello Antiques market stretches between Chepstow Villas and Elgin Crescent and is open only on Saturday from 9 am to 7pm. It is known as one of the world’s largest antiques markets, boasting an extensive selection of antiques along with fantastic bargains.

Some other markets to visit when you travel to London:

  • For clothes, The “Petticoat Lane Flea Market”, Address: Middlesex St, London Hours: Mon to Fri 10am-4pm, Sunday 9am-2pm.
  • For food, The “Brixton Market”, Address: Electric Ave, Brixton, London. Hours: Mon to Sat 8am-6pm.
  • For antiques and vintage clothes, The “Greenwich Vintage Market”, Address: 2a Greenwich Church St, Greenwich, London. Hours: Thurs to Sun 8am-6pm.
  • Other markets: Moonlight Market: last Friday of every month 7pm-11pm. The “Brick Lane Flea Market” for almost everything at bargain prices Address: 91 Brick Ln, London. Hours: Sat 11am-6pm, Sun 10am-5pm. The “Camden Market” Address: Camden Lock Place, London Hours: Mon-Sun 10am-Late.

London Portobello Market vintage hatsBook a cheap flight to Paris and get ready to discover the best flea markets! The massive “Puces de Saint-Ouen” is the most vibrant market in Paris, just outside Montmartre at Avenue de la Porte de Clignancourt. It covers seven hectares and contains more than 2.000 shops, where you can buy classic antiques, furniture, paintings, engravings, old discs, decor pieces, artworks and vintage items. Hours: Sat 9am-6pm, Sun 10am-6pm, Mon 11am-5pm.

Some other markets to visit when you travel to Paris:

  • The “Marche aux Puces de la Porte de Montreuil” for secondhand goods and great bargains. Address: Avenue du Professeur Andre Lemierre, Paris. Hours: Sat to Mon 7am-7:30pm.
  • The “Marche Aux Puces de Vanves” for vintage wares. Address: 8 Avenue Georges Lafenestre, Paris. Hours: Sat-Sun 7am-2pm.
  • The “Marche de la creation” for beautiful artworks. Address: 56 Boulevard Edgar Quinet, Paris. Hours: Sunday 10am-7pm. 

Book a cheap flight to Amsterdam on April and live the experience of the world famous Vrijmarkt. The yearly citywide free market takes place in various districts, streets and parks of Amsterdam during the celebrations of the King’s Day. It gathers more than 3,000 exhibitors who sell on the streets without a permit and payment of value added tax. Vrijmarkt considers to be one of the largest flea markets worldwide and is the best place to pick a bargain and find second-hand wares in Amsterdam. The most popular areas are the Jordaan quarter, the Apollolaan in front of Hilton and the Vondelpark, where children sell toys and garments. If you want to be a part of this amazing open-air feast this year, fly to Amsterdam before the 27th of April. In case you plan to travel to Amsterdam another date, you still have the chance to visit some extra ordinary markets like “Bloemenmarkt”, the world’s only floating flower market! It is located on Singel between Muntplein and Koningsplein and is open every day from 9am to 5:30.