London is located in England, United Kingdom along the eastern side of the country. Earlier London was a part of Lancashire where the city’s urbanization and expansion were largely brought about by the city’s status as a major port. London being a major port is also noted for its rich architectural heritage and is home to many buildings regarded as amongst the greatest examples of their respective styles in the world. Being a shopping hub and known for its huge shopping complexes, the concept of night markets has still not being explored in London. The concept of night markets for the first time originated from Taiwan.
Night markets in Taiwan are street markets that operate in urban or suburban areas. They are similar to those in Southeast Asia. A few, such as Huaxi Street Tourist Night Market, (or Snake Alley) utilize purpose-built marketplaces but most occupy either sidewalks (pavements) adjacent to streets or entire streets that are normal thoroughfares by day. Some night markets in smaller side streets or lanes feature retractable roofs. Most of the markets operate daily and feature a mixture of individual stalls hawking clothing, consumer goods, snacks or fast food, and specialty drinks. The atmosphere is usually crowded, noisy and sometimes even chaotic.