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Address: Middlesex Street, London, England
Activities: Shopping
Description: 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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A lovely Sunday Stroll

We stumbled through petticoat lane on our way back from a restaurant on a Saturday night and decided to pop back for the Sunday market. A lot of the stalls are selling a load... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
MarkKirsty
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Essex, UK
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

This market has a busy feel to it with lots to choose from. The market mostly sells cloths but is interesting.

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norwich
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

my friend and I booked a "shopping trip" to PETTICOAT LANE with EASTONS COACH COMPANY NORWICH. We arrived in London and the coach driver informed us that he had no idea where he was going to park!!! so we drove round and round until he found a parking space and dropped us off quite a distance to the market, he... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We visited the market expecting big things however it was not worth the trip as it was just a load of luggage stalls and a few clothing stalls. Very disappointing

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Sydney
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Haven't been here since the 70's and it's no longer worth a visit. Brick Lane and Upmarket are the places to be now. Times change.

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Try the Thai food made to order in a small trailer-stall. Really big portions for a very small price! £4.50 for a very tasty Pad Thai. Give it a go if you are in the area!

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Leyburn, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Sadly have to agree with those who feel that this old, famous market has lost its sparkle.It seemed to be all bags and boots. We wasted no time there and went on to enjoy Spitalfields market.

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We walked through the market yesterday and it was not as I remembered it to be many years ago. No more the traditional market with Eastenders selling their wares. Todays market sees cheap tacky clothes and basically a load of old rubbish for sale. Definitely not a tourist attraction and certainly not a place to go for a bargain unless... More 

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Essex, UK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We stumbled through petticoat lane on our way back from a restaurant on a Saturday night and decided to pop back for the Sunday market. A lot of the stalls are selling a load of old toot, but there are some genuine bargains to be had. There are some amazing shops along side the market selling a bright and flamboyant... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This was dreadful! Complete waste of time and only low quality tat for sale! This market used to be amazing.....years ago. Don't waste your time it's not worth it

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Firstly there is no actual street called Petticoat Lane. The famous market is set up along Middlesex Street on Sundays from 9am-3pm. On weekdays the market moves to Wentworth Street. You will know you're in the right place when you start seeing lampposts with Petticoat Lane Market written at the top. Closest underground is Aldgate and you will have fine... More 

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