6 markets in Hackney that you’ll love

Columbia Road Flower Market
Columbia Road bustling with flower fans as usual (Photo: Flickr/Rupert Ganzer)

It’ll come as no surprise that vibrant and lively Hackney is considered by many to have some of the best street markets in London.

Don’t know where to go? Don’t worry: We’ve put together our six favourites for you.

Broadway Market

Whether you’re craving iced Vietnamese coffee, vegetarian scotch eggs or vintage patterned jumpsuits for a tenner, this favourite among East London locals is sure to deliver.

Broadway Market
Broadway Market (Photo: Flickr/Bex Walton)

Gourmet foodstuffs and tantalising baked goods are on offer from the stalls lining the street, but don’t miss the many quirky shops along the market. Peek into independent bookseller Broadway bookshop, and grab a pint at The Dove Freehouse and Kitchen.

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Or just spend your day hipster-watching and then go for a walk along nearby Regent’s Canal.

Broadway Market
London E8 4QJ

Ridley Road

Dalston residents head to Ridley Road to stock up on fruit and veg, and it’s not hard to see why. With prices so low they’ll make you do a double-take, this authentic market offers a great atmosphere and food from around the world.

Ridley Road Market
Ridley Road (Photo: Flickr/Michael Clarke)

If you’re there on a weekend, follow up your shopping with a visit to Ridley Road Market Bar, for tropical vibes and cheap drinks.

Ridley Road Market
London E8 2NP
Monday to Thursday – 6am to 6pm; Friday and Saturday – 6am to 7pm.

Hoxton Street Market

The market on this quirky street is supposedly open from Monday to Saturday, but not much happens on weekdays. On Saturdays, though, locals come to hunt bargains on food and household items.

Come for the all-day breakfast, stay for the samosas.

Hoxton Street
London N1 6SH
Monday to Thursday – 7.30am to 7pm; Friday and Saturday – 7.30 am to 7pm.

Hackney DIY Art Market

This market celebrating up-and-coming artists in the heart of Dalston is brand-new compared to other more venerable institutions on this list, but that doesn’t have to be a bad thing.

A painfully trendy market from the same team that organises the monthly Hackney Flea Market since 2013, this is the place to go to find one-of-a-kind illustrations, hand-made jewellery, or fanzines.

Hackney DIY Art Market
Epic Dalston
13-15 Stoke Newington Road
N16 8BH London


Hackney Flea Market
(Photo: Hackney Flea Market)

Chatsworth Road

Markets on Chatsworth Road date way back to the 1930s. After shutting down back in the nineties, the market returned in its current form in 2010. It’s been a smash hit.

Lazy Sundays at this hipster-heavy market are guaranteed to include offbeat vintage clothes and gourmet deli food.

Chatsworth Road
London E5 0LH
Sunday, 11am-4pm

Columbia Road Flower Market

Columbia Road Flower Market
Columbia Road bustling with flower fans as usual (Photo: Flickr/Rupert Ganzer)

Okay, so this is just across Hackney Road and so technically in Tower Hamlets. But that hardly stops Hackney residents from flocking to this charming street on Sundays. From daffodils to giant orchids and lemon trees, it sometimes seems as though most people you see walking around this end of Shoreditch on a Sunday have their arms full of flowers from Columbia Road.

Take our advice though: Come bright and early, or be prepared to face some serious crowds.

Columbia Road
London E2 7RG

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