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Petticoat Lane

Middlesex Street, London, England (East End / East London)
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Ranked #960 of 1,111 Attractions in London
Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Shopping
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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Canberra, Australia
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104 reviews 104 reviews
80 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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43 helpful votes 43 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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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Was expecting this to be a big market but was really nothing to write home about . May have been because we went during the week. Will give it a miss next time

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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137 reviews 137 reviews
45 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I had high expectations of this market, but was so disappointed when we got there. It was within walking distance of our hotel, and one of our group wanted too purchase a leather jacket, she got a good bargain eventually, but first stall/price was £110 and were very pushy, we said we were looking at other options, walked 25 yards... More

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Jonkoping, Sweden
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Don’t waste any tourist time walking through this market. Most of what I saw was rubbish. Cheap, I’m sure, but nothing special at all. There are so much better markets nearby like Spitalfields and Brick Lane. The only reason to walk down the street would be if you wait until the market is closed and check which letters are still... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I visited the famous Petticoat Lane Market several years ago when it was a busy wonderful place to go,eastend at its best,but these days its just like any other market selling cheap clothes etc with no atmosphere at all, very dissapointed!!

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winnipeg
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78 reviews 78 reviews
28 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I was amazed at how many vendors there were, factory outlet style.. many clothes from high end shops like topshop etc. Got super deals on clothes. a great place just to walk around and browse and take in the atmosphere

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