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Hotel Recommendation in a London neighborhood for exploring neighborhood markets

Hi Everyone,
My husband & I have been to London several times, and enjoyed the main sights. On this next trip, we would like to explore neighborhoods and markets like Portobello Rd, Camden Market, Whitechapel, Brick Lane, etc.
Does anyone have any recommendations on a simple but nice hotel in a central(-ish) neighborhood? We'd like to keep the cost down, but open to anything < $180 / night.
We love getting out and walking, we do not plan to eat at the hotel (unless they have an amazing full English breakfast which we love), we plan to take an Uber to get to specific restaurants / neighborhoods that are not in walking distance.
Thanks in advance!

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hey hey bski
check cross-pollinate.com, different accomodations
streetsensations.com has a map of the different markets and some info what is sold there
aladyinlondon.com has a blog about different areas to see, walk and other things to do.
have fun
aloha

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Agree with Emma Walthamstow is the real deal as is the North End Road Market In Fulham.

I’ve also enjoyed meandering the small St Marylebone Parish Cabbages and Frocks market. Haven’t been in 5 years but pretty certain it’s still in business on Saturdays.

Also check and see if the Brixton Bakers market is still being held.

Lastly off the Camden Passage you’ll find an antique market.

I also think there’s a market at Granary Square but you’ll need to research.

Oh and don’t forget Brick Lane. Lots of eye candy, food, people watching.

As far as where to stay any of the Premiere Inns are good value and with an Oyster Card and your own two feet all the above are easy to access.

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Thanks, all, this is great info about the markets, and we have chosen a hotel. We're looking forward to it!

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Granary Square market is a mixture of upmarket street food and arts and crafts - not really an "authentic" English market.

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@phillip I didn’t say the Granary Square market was an “authentic” market. Offered it as an option because of the locale.

Pretty sure Granary Square and the adjacent Coal Drop Yards aren’t on visitors ‘must see’ lists because I’m damn certain they don’t know they exist. Merely suggesting different areas to explore if they choose.

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I'm staying at the Darlington Hyde Park next month in Bayswater.