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Petticoat Lane

Middlesex Street, London, England (East End / East London)
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Ranked #766 of 853 Attractions in London
Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Activities: Shopping
Owner description: London's most famous market that is busy, noisy and full of interesting things to see, items to buy...
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Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Activities: Shopping
Owner description: 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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Great Yarmouth
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Although I have visited London many times, I had never seen Petticoat Lane market so was looking forward to experiencing the sights and sounds of a famous street venue, maybe even buying a few Christmas presents. Sadly, I found it no better and in fact less interesting than any small town market anywhere in the country. There were the usual... More 

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98 reviews 98 reviews
27 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Great selection of food stalls that can tempt even the fussiest of palettes. Clothes are cheap and probably not of great quality but you know what your going to be getting due to the price. Go for the street food which will waft you away to far off places without the long haul flying and the cost

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Mount Tamborine, Australia
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279 reviews 279 reviews
123 attraction reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We went for a shop here and everything was so cheap, we bought a couple of beautiful leather coats oh so cheap. This market is not far from White Chapel and the Jack the Ripper area and the Ten Bells Pub.

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London, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
6 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

This was at one point the thumping heart of all trade in London. People, merchants, traders and shoppers would fill the streets of Spitalfields as goods, often locally produced in factories dotted all around the East End, would be sold by merchants of all sorts. Sadly little of that incredibly rich history remains. It is hard to pinpoint exactly just... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

I was really disappointed when visiting here. There was only clothing and shoes and no banter from any of the stall holders.I used to visit this alot when I lived in London and felt really let down

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Canberra, Australia
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113 reviews 113 reviews
86 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Petticoat Lane market is a market dedicated to men's and women's clothing, bags, makeup and shoes. It is a decent-sized market, with a variety of stalls. All I can say is I am glad to have waited until here to purchase some collared shirts and T-shirts, there are bargains that I gladly took up!

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Camborne, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Opposite Liverpool St. Station and around the corner from the world famous Dirty Dick's Pub we soon became swept along by the excited bargain hunters, of all nationalities mesmerized by the buzz of market-trading resounding off the walls of Petticoat Lane. The market is awash with cheap tat of London souvenirs, make-up and 'jewellery' priced from £1 and dearer articles... More 

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

we spent the morning here, what a great market couldn't believe how big it was , it was easy to find, and we found some bargains

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Norway
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Petticoat Lane street market was a pleasant surprise. Lots of sellers, lots of buyers, much to see. Mostly clothes, shoes, belts, clocks, jewellry (sort of), hot dogs, suitcases, and more. Mostly cheap, but quality varies. Worth to go there, if only to experience the feeling, browse through merchandise, and see all the different people who visit the market. Easy to... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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36 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

The atmosphere in this part of London is fabulous, nice café's, friendly people, lively market with some interesting finds.

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