There used to be hundreds of markets in London which became the focus of shopping within each particular neighbourhood .
Many of the markets have been killed off by High Street shopping , but dotted around London are some noticeable survivors.
The Markets that survive tend to specialise around a particular type of goods , for example Borough Market for quality food, Columbia Road for flowers.
In the recent past , markets sold items slightly cheaper than the High Street shops but this is generally not the case now except in perishable foods like fruit and vegatables.
In the Antique and Curio's Markets, stall holders tend to very knowledgeable so real bargains are.harder to find.