Petticoat Lane Market
Tower Hamlets | Market | Ref: 5153
Petticoat Lane Market is a fantastically vibrant film location while being one of a number of traditional markets located to the east of the City of London. Recently it featured in Sita Oh Sita, a song from the British Bollywood stage musical Wah! Wah! Girls.
It is renowned for clothing and leather goods and you can pick up your fashion clothes at bargain prices. (also CDs, books and artwork). There are many cafes and shops dotted around the market with a thriving food area based in Goulston Street.
A few hundred yards to the north is Old Spitalfields market, which has recently been refurbished, and across Commercial Street, to the east, lies Brick Lane Market. A half mile further east is the Columbia Road Flower Market.
The market is open Monday to Friday (10:00 - 16:00) on Wentworth Street; on Sunday it extends over many of the surrounding streets, with over a thousand stalls. It is closed on Saturday, and on Sunday opens between 09:00 - 15:00. The market is well signed from local stations.
Views of The Gherkin (30 St Mary Axe) and Heron Tower are easily obtained while also keeping stalls and activity in shot.