Where to find the best markets and grocers in London?
June 4, 2010 12:51 PM Subscribe
Renting an apartment for a week in London in September. Priority: great
posted by Shepherd to travel & transportation around London, England (13 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
My wife and I are heading to London for 8 days/7 nights this fall for a vacation/wedding, and we're looking at saving money by renting a flat with a kitchen and buying our own food and preparing meals there for the most part. The bride-to-be is moving out of town and will be far too busy to accommodate houseguests, and we don't really know anyone else well enough to couch-surf (nor do we really want to, given that this is our Big Trip for probably the next several years).
Anyone here had recent experience and recommendations, both in terms of companies, ballpark expense to look for in terms of rentals (what's a good sweet spot for a one-bedroom with kitchenette and maybe a breakfast nook type eating space?), and -- most important -- preferred neighbourhoods for access to great food markets and/or interesting niche grocers?
We're both fairly accomplished cooks with limited tools, and looking forward to having some culinary adventures in London. I'm aware that cooking/cleaning will bite into our adventurin' time, which is why we're hoping to work some great food shopping into the wonders... saving some money, but also "experiencing" London via the foods you can buy there.