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Address: Middlesex Street, London, England
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London's most famous market that is busy, noisy and full of interesting...

London's most famous market that is busy, noisy and full of interesting things to see, items to buy and characters to meet.

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once a sheepskin coat haven

This local market, partly due to the access to the city contiues to thrive. but there are too little space for stall holders and most will go elsewhere to Brick Lane Spitalfields... read more

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This local market, partly due to the access to the city contiues to thrive. but there are too little space for stall holders and most will go elsewhere to Brick Lane Spitalfields markets that make heer less crowded though but little food options on weekends

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Noticed a difference since last visited 23 years ago. No fruit and veg stalls. Plenty of clothes stalls, both men and womens'. A few household linen stalls, with several leather goods stalls. Two 'perfume' stalls. All seemed very reasonably priced. I managed to get five 'dressy' tops from various stalls for £35. Worth haggling too, one top was £20 but... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Petticoat lane market is a strange beast. My flat overlooks it and i see the different 'types' of market it offers. The main day is Sunday's when the market fills Middlesex St, Wentworth, Goulston, and snakes off into some of the further side streets also. It has a nice authentic feel of being a real street market, but the main... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Petticoat Lane itself is nothing like it was years ago and I would not come here specially on a weekend when it should be at its busiest. If you are around on a weekday head along Middlesex Street eastward to Wentworth Street to get a feel of a market selling mainly cheap clothing. Lots of cheap food stalls especially along... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited recently lots of stalls selling everything from clothes to fruit and veg. Used to be a huge market but seems to have shrunk in size. Everything very same isherwood and some of poor quality. Not the best market unfortunately.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When we are in London we always visit Petticoat Lane for my wife to buy head scarfs for some of her co-workers because there is one particular vendor who literally has 100's of them on display. When we first started going to Petticoat Lane the vendor was an older gentleman and the scarfs were a pound each. Last time we... More 

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

If you are looking for budget fashion items or suchlike then this market is worthwhile. There are a variety of stalls at least on my visit.

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 March 2017

Not what it used to be I'm afraid. Lots and lots of market traders all selling the same poor quality stuff - row upon row of it. You wonder how anyone makes a living selling the same thing. But if you've never been then I guess you have to go and find out for yourself. Spitalfields market is much better... More 

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croydon
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Reviewed 5 March 2017

OMG! Haven't been to Petticoat lane in years and sorry to say I won't ever be going again. Its just full of African clothes and material really, thats great if your african but where has everything traditional gone!!

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Reviewed 3 March 2017

This iconic market is absolutely dire!!! A real shame. Don't bother seriously not worth it. Full of old tat, no atmosphere, not at all what we had expected. Completely open to the elements. Nothing worth going to see at all.

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