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If you’re looking for somewhere different to do your shopping or you want to cook something special for a loved one or to celebrate an occasion, why not check out one of Europe’s biggest Caribbean food markets [map] located to the East of Brixton Road and Pope’s Road, Electric Avenue and Granville Arcade.

Choose from a great selection of fresh ingredients to cook up a West Indian feast.

With around 300 stalls you’re sure to find something to tickle those taste buds. Choose from an extensive selection of exotic fruit and vegetables, specialist fish and meats, and fresh flowers. You’ll also find a range of cheap CDs, make-up, toiletries and a selection of unusual clothes and traditional costumes.

Across the street you’ll also find the indoor market, perfect for a rainy day, that houses clothes, food and fishmonger shops as well an excellent Caribbean bakery and some hard to find African foods and spices.

Get crafty with a visit to The Merton Abbey Mills Market [map], Watermill Way, off Merantun Way. This picturesque weekend market is located beside the River Wandle and provides shoppers with beautiful scenery in which to do some leisurely browsing. Choose from a range of handmade craft and jewellery stalls, a farmer’s market selling fresh produce and excellent cheeses and some really unusual pine furniture.

Culture vultures will love the working pottery in the old mill and a museum dedicated to the textiles that were made at the mill in the 19th century. Both venues have gift shops offering unusual present ideas for loved ones.

The Merton Abbey Mills Market is open on Saturday and Sunday 10:00am-5:00pm.

London flower enthusiasts and those looking for bouquets for special occasions should head to The New Covent Garden Flower Market [map]. The flower market actually moved from Covent Garden to its present larger site at Nine Elms Lane, SW8, in the 1970s, but maintains its original name on which its reputation is built.

Prospective brides and local florists can be seen perusing the large selection of beautiful and unusual flowers from as early as 3am on a week day and 4am on a Saturday and while it’s not essential to rise early to enjoy the best selection, shoppers should be aware that the market closes at 11am.

Get there early to get the very best deals and bag a bargain of a beautiful bouquet. There are also tropical and exotic flowers on offer as well as flowers for funerals and wreaths made to order.

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