For people who have never before had the opportunity to visit the beautiful and historic city of London, they are sure to be unaware of its many charms.
Of course, most people are aware of the incredible entertainment attractions that are situated in the capital, which stretches from theatre performances to stand-up comedy.
However, for others a trip to the city represents an opportunity to do what they would not be able to do so (or at least, not to the same extent) at home. One such example of this is on the shopping front, as London is well known for its incredible selection of high street stores and designer boutiques.
But what if the idea of shopping at this type of destination does not tickle your fancy? Well, you needn't worry, as there are loads of great street markets dotted throughout the city.
Here, we're going to take a brief look at some of the best of these and explain what you can expect to encounter this summer.
Perhaps the most famous of all the markets in the capital, Camden is always a hive of activity and the impressive array of items on offer serves to draw young and old to this part of town.
If you wish to get your mitts on a charming item or two for relative peanuts, then it is definitely worth taking the time to visit the market.
Alternatively, you could head to Borough market, where you will find an assortment of food products that stem from all over the globe.
While they may seem more pricey than your average item of food from the supermarket, you will certainly be able to taste the difference in quality.
Finally, how about taking a trip to Portobello market in Notting Hill? This trendy destination is the perfect place to pick up a cute gift for a loved one.
What's more, you'll also be within easy reach of loads of delightful bars and restaurants.