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Liam O’Farrell’s London Markets

November 18, 2015
by the gentle author

As you can see, Artist Liam O’Farrell loves markets of all kinds – old and new, large and small – so it is my pleasure to publish this gallery of his recent watercolour paintings celebrating this essential element of the identity of London

Broadway Market

Columbia Rd Market

Brick Lane Market

Bacon St Market

Sclater St Market

Whitechapel Market

Spitalfields Market

Borough Market

Covent Garden Market

Camden Market

Portobello Rd Market

South Bank Market

Liam O’Farrell pictured in Fournier St

Images copyright © Liam O’Farrell

Next Tuesday 24th November, Julian Dobson author of How To Save Our Town Centres will be giving a lecture at Bishopsgate Institute entitled Is the Market Killing our Markets? as part of the Cries of London season. Click here to book a ticket

You may also like to take a look at

The Markets of Old London

In Praise of Stench

9 Responses leave one →
  1. November 18, 2015

    Lovely work, all that’s missing is a pleicostomus 😉

  2. November 18, 2015

    Liam’s water colours are wonderful, so full of life and character. Thanks for sharing these great scenes. Markets are such important parts of community life. Valerie

  3. Greg Tingey permalink
    November 18, 2015

    Walthamstow (High St) market?

  4. November 18, 2015

    Dear TGA,

    Thanks for putting up my paintings on your daily blog. It is people like you, and your readers that keep the whole show on the road.

    I am working up to 20 and then I am considering a book of them. 13 so far. See below.


    Liam O’Farrell

    Greg Tingey: Walthamstow is on the bucket list. I lived in Hoe Street for years, and Campbell Road too.

  5. November 18, 2015

    Very fine observed illustrations!

    Love & Peace for Paris

  6. Sarah permalink
    November 18, 2015

    Lovely! Looking forward to the book!

  7. Mylene permalink
    November 19, 2015

    How wonderful!

  8. Suzy permalink
    November 19, 2015

    Oh I LOVE these! Does Liam O’Farrell sell prints or postcards?? I’ll google to find out! Just enjoyed a glorious week in The Big Shhhmoke visiting some of these lovely markets. The thing is, in London, even the fruit&veg stalls at tube station entrances and on street corners are works of art in themselves. Ahh London. You are indeed beautiful.

    I hope that you do indeed produce said book, Liam. I’m wanting to purchase David Gentleman’s London You’re Beautiful book. Alas, at £80 it’s out of my price range! :o/

  9. Susan Jackson permalink
    July 6, 2020

    WooHoo—I have the one with the face o the side of the building

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