Markets to visit in Tower Hamlets
No other London location offers such a choice of vibrant and
contrasting markets for 364 days a year. Every one is an open air
theatre, a sight and taste of genuine East End London, where
bargains and surprises abound.
Go to the iconic markets of Brick Lane, Columbia Road and
Petticoat Lane on a Sunday or search out the quieter weekday
community markets that serve the residents of Tower Hamlets.
With the exception of Columbia Road that is flowers only, all
markets are general markets where the full range of commodities may
be sold subject to limitations that may be in place from time to
Columbia Road Flower Market
Columbia Road is the East End's famous plants and flower market.
On Sundays this tiny street is transformed into a blaze of colour
when plants and flowers fill the area.
There are plenty of places to dine nearby including
seafood, English breakfasts and Spanish tapas. Many interior design
and home shops in and around Columbia Road are open on Sundays.
Open: Sundays 8am to 2pm
Nearest underground stations: Liverpool Street / Aldgate East /
Petticoat Lane occupies the streets and lanes around Middlesex
Street, E1. It is renowned for clothing and leather goods and holds
over 1,000 stalls on Sundays. You can pick up fashion clothes, CDs,
books and artwork at unbeatable prices. There are many shops and
cafes dotted around the market for a bite to eat or to relax with a
cup of coffee.
Open: Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm and on Sundays from 9am to
Petticoat lane markets consist of:
- Cobb Street
- Leyden Street
- Goulston Street (also Monday to Friday)
- Middlesex Street
- New Goulston Street
- Old Castle Street
- Strype Street
- Toynbee Street (also Monday to Friday)
- Wentworth Street (also Monday to Friday)
Nearest underground stations: Aldgate East/ Aldgate/ Liverpool
Location: Middlesex Street, London E1
Brick Lane Market
Brick Lane market offers an interesting mix of fruit and
vegetables, clothes and households goods. There is a large
Bangladeshi community in the area and the surrounding shops display
beautiful Asian garments, ornaments, artwork and jewellery. Local
restaurants offer superb Bengali and Indian cuisine.
Open: Sundays from 8am to 3pm
Location: Brick Lane Market, Shoreditch,
London E1 6PU
Nearest underground station: Aldgate East, Bethnal Green,
Brick Lane Area consists of:
- Bacon Street
- Brick Lane
- Cygnet Street
- Cheshire Street
- Sclater Street
Weekday and Saturday street markets:
- Bethnal Green Road
- Chrisp Street
- Roman Road (Tuesday, Thursdays and Saturdays only)
- Roman Road Square
- Stroudley Walk
- Watney Street
- Whitechapel Road
Roman Road Market
Roman Road market sells fashion clothes and accessories at good
prices. Saturday is the best day to go for the widest choice of
stalls. There are also many lively places to eat and drink along
Free parking at Roman Road
Shoppers using cars will have the added bonus of two hours free
parking on Saturdays. The roads include:
Allen Road, Antill road, Arbery Road, Armagh Road, Beale Place,
Cardigan Road,Chisenhale Road, Conyer Street, Driffield Road,
Ellesmere Road, Fairfield Road, Gernon Road, Hewlett Road, Hewison
Street, Kenilworth Road, Lanfranc Road, Lyal Road,Medway Road,
Morville Street, Mostyn Grove,Old Ford Road, Ordell Road,Parnell
Road, Roman Road, Saxon Road, Selwyn Road, Shetland Road, St.
Stephens Road, Stafford Road, Strahan Road, Tredegar Road, Viking
Close, Vivian Road, Wennington Road, Zealand Road.
The two hours free parking on Saturdays also applies to the car
park at the junction of Roman Road and St.Stephens Road.
Open: on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10am to 3pm and on
Saturdays from 9am to 4pm.
Location: Roman Road, Tower Hamlets, E3 5LU
Nearest underground station: Mile End, DLR – Bow Road
Housed in a covered Victorian fruit and vegetable market this is
now London’s most popular market from everything from arts &
crafts, clothes, furniture to organic foods.
Wednesday – food market, Thursday – fashion market, Every 3rd
Wednesday of every month – book & records.
London E1 6AA
Spitalfields Space Management: 020 7247 8556
Fax: 020 7377 1783
Open: 9pm to 5pm, Monday to Friday & Sundays
Nearest underground stations: Liverpool Street, Aldgate East
Market at the Old Truman Brewery (private operator)
Here you’ll find an exciting collection of traders all under one
roof, offering a wide range of products for sale - new and vintage
clothes and shoes, hand-made handbags, jewellery, art, contemporary
lighting, home-wares, accessories, greeting cards, food and drink.
There is a taste of the rest of the world with imports such as
Guatemalan textiles, home-made Chilean food and freshly squeezed
Surrounded by such a collection of fresh, new styles and trends,
with good food, great people and funky new sounds to listen to,
Sunday (Up) Market is the perfect way to wile away lazy
Location: just off Hanbury Street , the Old Truman Brewery
Open: Every Sunday, 10am – 5pm
Tube: Aldgate East/Liverpool Street
Billingsgate offers buyers an opportunity to see the largest
selection of fish in the United Kingdom. Daily arrivals from the
coast and overseas ensure a constant fresh supply and with some 54
merchants trading close by in the Market Hall, competition is
In addition to such a wide selection of fish and fish products,
the market offers buyers a comprehensive service with tenants
dealing in poultry, cooking oils, potatoes, trade sundries and
specialist restaurant and catering supplies.
Billingsgate Fish Market
London E14 5ST
Open: Tuesday - Saturday 5am to 8:30am, Sunday (Shellfish Market
Only)* 6am to 8am, Mondays Closed
Nearest Station: West India Quay
The market traders website gives up to date details.
For further information on markets or street trading in the
borough, please email email@example.com
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