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East Street market

East Street Market is one of London's oldest, largest and busiest markets and is as fondly visited now by local people as it has been for decades. 

There are a wide a variety of goods on offer, from fresh fruit and vegetables to African clothing and materials. 

What can I buy in East Street market?

You can buy:

  • Men's, women's and children's clothes
  • Jewellery
  • Bags
  • CDs and DVDs
  • Shoes
  • Perfume and cosmetics
  • Household products
  • Confectionery
  • Fruit and vegetables  

East Street market opening hours

  • Tuesday to Friday 8am to 5pm
  • Saturday 8am to 6.30pm
  • Sunday 8am to 2pm  
  • Monday, closed

How to get to East Street market?

East Street is located off of Walworth Road and at postcode SE17 1EL. 

You can get to the market by bus or tube

  • Tube: Elephant and Castle
  • Buses: 12, 35, 40, 45, 68, 148, 171, 176, 343, 468  

The history of East Street market

There has been street trading in the Walworth area since the 16th Century, when farmers rested their livestock on Walworth Common before continuing to the city. 

During the industrial revolution, stalls lined the whole of the Walworth Road. 

East Street market has been officially running since 1880.

Improving East Street market

Southwark Council's street trading service works hard to make 
Southwark's markets cleaner, safer and more enjoyable places to visit. 

Our market officers are regularly on East Street, to assist the traders and the public. 

Apply to be a registered trader

If you would like to receive an application pack, please contact us.

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Southwark Council markets

Address: SAST House
47-53 Dawes Street
SE17 1EL

Tel: 020 7525 6000



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PO BOX 64529
London SE1P 5LX

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