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“Not tempted to buy!” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Petticoat Lane

Petticoat Lane
Middlesex Street, London, England (East End / East London)
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Ranked #767 of 854 Attractions in London
Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Activities: Shopping
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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.
england
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35 attraction reviews
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“Not tempted to buy!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014 via mobile

Visited to kill some time before the Capital One Cup Final. Was interesting - but no real quality. Some cheap clothes that seemed to be from high street shops - but would not want to buy any of these. Wouldn't go again.

Visited March 2014
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Dundee, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Don't bother!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Such a disappointment. Cheap trash, NOT worth a visit. Nothing to attract people as the goods were the cheapest of the cheap.

Visited February 2014
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviews in 135 cities Reviews in 135 cities
251 helpful votes 251 helpful votes
“Mostly cheap clothes and suitcases”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

A long time ago the Petticoat Lane Sunday Market had something for everybody. I remember to have purchased fine bone china mugs for a reasonable price, also reasonable priced CD's could be had. Now the mainstay of the market is cheap clothes, shoes and trinkets. And also suitcases, which probably come apart after the second journey. No, the Petticoat Lane Sunday Market has lost most of its charm and it will be very low on my list to go to on my next visit to London. A pity, but all things must pass eventually.

Visited November 2013
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Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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“Don't waste your time”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

I have to say this market was very disappointing. After reading a lot of hype about it I was a little deflated on arrival. I'm usually easily pleased but this place was dirty, smelly and full of nasty cheap tat that is far overpriced. If your looking for a bargain try primark in Westfield! To make matters worse after purchasing some chips at £2:50 per portion from the restaurant next to the market I was told I was not allowed to take my 3 year old to use their 'customer' toilet as we chose to sit outside rather than In the restaurant area!!! Please don't waste your time or money getting there, far better places in London to visit. Camden being one :-).

Visited September 2013
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“Shocking,miserable dingy let down”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013 via mobile

Terrible,just goes from bad to worse on every visit.I agree,wasn't good years ago,but now it needs shutting down,it really. Is that bad,don't waste your time.

Visited July 2013
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