Petticoat Lane

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Petticoat Lane, Middlesex and Wentworth Street, The City E1
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Opening times and price

Opening hours:
9 AM to 2 PM (Sun)
Visiting hours are subject to change

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Petticoat Lane is the name given to the market which stretches between Middlesex Street and Wentworth Street. But don’t bother looking for the actual street itself, because it doesn’t exist – it was renamed Middlesex Street in 1830 due to the sinful evocation of ladies underwear.

It specialises in cheap clothes and shoes, but also sells fruit, veg and electronics. The end near Aldgate tube has shelves and shelves of leather jackets.

Several hundred stalls are laid out like an oriental bazaar, attracting mainly Pakistani, Indian, Arab and Bangladeshi traders.

Here is a list of some of London’s most popular markets:

Popular street markets in London
LocationWaresDays of the week
Brick LaneFlea marketSun
Columbia RoadFlowers, plants and garden equipmentSun
GreenwichAntiques, bric-a-brac, clothes and foodSat–Sun
Northcote RoadFoodThu–Sat
Portobello RoadAntiquesSat
SpitalfieldsOrganic foods, gifts, crafts and clothesAll but Sat
  •  Guest – “How far is petticoat lane from kings cross.”
  • Admin – “Quite a way -- about 3 miles. So about 45-60 mins walk.”

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