Spitalfields Market, Brick Lane Market and Petticoat Lane are very famous markets in London, and all three are located next to each other in the eastern part of Central London. That’s why we always recommend to visit them the same day in all our London guides.
These markets attract both tourists and residents of London because of the large number of stalls, restaurants and the fabulous atmosphere.
How to get to these markets
Liverpool Street Station (London Zone 1) is the nearest tube station if you want to visit Spitalfields Market or Brick Lane Market. The Spitalfields flea market is very well signposted in the area, so you won’t get lost.
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Liverpool Street Station on the Central, Hammersmith and City, District, Circle and Metropolitan lines (TFL Liverpool Street Station official website).
Nearest Santander Cycles docking station is on Brushfield Street.
Local car parking is available at:
Truman Brewery – Hanbury Street
Truman Brewery – Brick Lane
The market is located in a very large roofed enclosure, with numerous stalls where you can find all kinds of things, from gifts, jewellery, handbags to clothes, handicrafts, and much more.
If you’re in the mood for shopping, I’m sure you will find something nice that you will want to buy… (I always do!) On Saturdays the market is a bit different, called “spitalfields style market” and is based on fashion and accessories.
Opening times Spitalfields Market:
- Monday to Friday 9am – 5.30pm
- Saturdays 11am – 5pm
- Sundays 9.30 am – 5 pm
Street Food Opening Times:
- Monday to Friday: 10 am – 9.30 pm
- Saturday: 10 am – 9.30 pm
- Sunday: 10 am – 5.00 pm
Official website: Spitalfields Market
Brick Lane Market
And Brick Lane, the truth is that although you see it in photos, you have to go to understand it… numerous mini-markets hidden inside buildings in addition to the stalls that we find in the street, where you can find a little bit of everything, it is a very international market where you can find second-hand clothes and furniture, craft items, and numerous take-away food stalls.
At the end of the market there is a part where there are only take-away food stalls from all over the world, so if you want to try something different for little money, you know where to go! This area is also where you’ll find a lot of London’s famous street art and graffiti, frequented by artists such as Banksy, Martin de Ron, Roa… among many others.
Opening times Brick Lane Market: Sundays from 9 am to 5 pm.
Petticoat Lane Market
Petticoat Lane is probably the oldest flea market in the English capital, having been established over 400 years ago, and has always been known for being one of the best places to find all kinds of second-hand clothes.
This is one of a number of traditional markets located on the east side of London. Petticoat Lane Market was not formally recognised until 1936, but some historians referred to it as an informal market a few centuries ago. So, Petticoat Lane market is one of the oldest surviving markets in Britain.
Opening times Petticoat Lane: Sundays 9 am to 2 pm.
Recommended Tours around Spitalfields and Brick Lane markets
If you would like to visit this are with a guide, we would recommend you having a look at the different tours and experiences available.