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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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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
17 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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48 reviews 48 reviews
8 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
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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Melbourne, Australia
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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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Boulder, Colorado
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

My wife and I visit Petticoat Lane market on our annual January London holiday. Unlike other London area markets the atmosphere is more diverse and the visitors seem to be locals not tourists. We buy women's sweaters for my wife and belts and T-shirts for me. Two years ago I bought a T-shirt and a hoodie and I wear each... More 

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6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Located 5 minutes away from the City, this market has the best business lunch options around! With a diverse array of food cultures all for under fiver, and portions that will bust the biggest belly, this is a must for every discerning business luncher!

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Morgantown, West Virginia, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Fun offbeat event. Huge selection. Lots of clothes, luggage, some souvenirs and other odds and ends. Most items are inexpensive. There are also several permanent shops on the lane with a good selection of fabrics.

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Porto, Portugal
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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Imagine visiting the essential flea market. There are loads of flea markets everywhere, even in London, but the Pettycoat Lane one is the one not to be missed. As it is very old and remains with all the historic spirit of buying and selling at a flea market. It is located right in the center of London, therefore very easy... More 

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