Flea markets in Europe are places of confluence where various races, cultures, nationalities, cuisines meet. Old, new & the hybrid converge to create a multicultural potpourri which has something for all classes of the society, either an experience to cherish or a memento to remember for eternity.
London's Flea markets along with the usual stuff are dominated by Antiques, Immitations, LP Records, Cultural artifacts, Art considering Britisher's love for anything vintage. They are filled with food stalls dishing out world cuisine reflecting the multicultural heart of London.
The surprise element is intact while walking through the flea markets of London be it a store selling vintage tin advertisements and immitations of a popular graffiti Artist in Portobello market, a store selling vintage costume in Camden market, a stall selling handmade shoes and hats in Spitalfields, stores selling African and Asian garments in Petticoat lane.
While in London, I loved going to the below Flea markets and each of it is iconic in its own right. I will start with the most famous of all, thanks to Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant!