Walthamstow Market
Walthamstow Market
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8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM

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Gerallt E
London, UK283 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
I have lived in this area for many years. This was a fantastic lively market where you could purchase virtually everything. There was a great choice and range of products. Used to take me an hour or so to go one way along the market and another to go back. Not worth a visit anymore as many stalls have gone, standard of produce has declined greatly to such things as pound a bowl fruit etc. No longer recommended. No place to park and many stall areas vacant (presume rent is far too high). It has become more of a cafe area than a market.
Written April 19, 2024
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WMIM
Horsham, UK3,202 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2014 • Friends
I only went here because I had to visit Walthamstow for the William Morris gallery.
I remember coming here when I was a child, in the late 1960s and early 1970s, when the market was vibrant and authentically 'cockney' with all the associated humour and banter. That has completely disappeared now and it is, frankly, ghastly.
Richard H of Milan's review of 1st January says it all. I agree with him 100%.
Written July 6, 2015
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Westendted
London4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2012 • Solo
Having lived in Walthamstow very near the market for six years just thought I'd share my views. The market is overpopulated with lots of stalls selling the same c@*p, if there was one of each type there would be less than a dozen sellers. The stalls that sell 'Fresh' fruit and veg are fine if you are going to use it that day but by the next morning it will all have gone off, that's why at the end of Saturday anything not sold is just dumped on the street for the council to clean up. If you want cheap clothes that fall apart then you will also find a huge selection but then there are plenty of shops where at least you will get a receipt. You should feel sorry for the shop owners who for the days that the market is on have the front of their shops blocked by stalls with only a small gap between.
Written July 11, 2012
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Hughdunit
15 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
It's the second worst market in London, only because I haven't fiund the worst yet.
It's like being dropped off in Kabul.
Heavy Asian presence, which isn't a problem if you live in Asia.
Goto the Borough Market, it's heaps better
Written April 1, 2012
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Richard H
Milan, Italy1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2014 • Friends
Walthamstow is a grotty place and the market reflect this state of affairs.

Fruit and vegetable may be cheap, but if when you take them home, you will almost certainly throw away some of them straight away. You also need to eat the rest PDQ before everything rots.

Everything else, that is non-food items. looks cheap and nasty. Don't go near the stuff.

It's a dump. Just like the rest of Walthamstow.
Written January 1, 2015
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alexander_uk_1985
Sulz, Austria31 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2012 • Couples
visisted the market mainly cause of the ratings on trip advisor.
it might be the biggest street markt anywere, but they stuff which are on
offer, is basicly just junk - there is no other way to put it.

the whole market scene made a very cheap impression, to put it politely.

much better options are the old spitalfield or borough market.
Written September 7, 2012
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Tim A
London, UK3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2015 • Solo
I live in Walthamstow and I now avoid the market if at all possible.

Only until a few years ago, the pound a bowl system for fruit and veg worked (to a fashion), because even if you had to throw away/compost some of the products almost immediately (and this was and still is often the case), you had a good amount left. But now most stalls don’t even give you much for a pound, and the quality has not improved. A couple of months ago, I needed some beetroots for a new dish I was going to cook and I couldn’t find them at Sainsburys or Lidl, so I bought a bowl for a pound, from a stall towards the St James’ end of the market. I cooked two of the six roots immediately and put the other four in a bowl in the kitchen. The following day, white mould spots began to appear: within three days I had to throw them all away. I don’t know whether they had been frozen and then incorrectly defrosted. I wish I could say that this was an exception, but it wasn’t. So, if you buy food from this market, make sure that you use it immediately, or you could be throwing money down the drain.

As for non-food items, it’s the same story: cheap tat and poor quality. Once I bought a roll of masking tape for a DIY job. When I tried to use it, it continuously broke off in segments no longer than a few inches each.

The surrounding area is spectacularly shabby, dirty and not worth visiting at all.

Really, I wouldn’t bother.
Written June 22, 2015
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sullim
London, UK9 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2016 • Solo
The quality of the stalls has diminished significantly since the 90s. There are a plethora of stalls selling the same stuff. The vegetable and fruit stalls are operated by Pakistani and Afghans who sell poor quality 'pound a bowl' out of date stock and lack a friendly demeanor altogether. The majority traversing the market are of eastern European descent who it would appear queuing is an unknown term.
The council is corrupt issuing stall licenses in a cronyistic fashion hence the lack of diversity of quality products and the same old stalls selling the same old stuff. Steer clear. In a word 'crap'.
Written February 7, 2016
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Gerallt E
London, UK283 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2016 • Couples
Lived in the area for nearly 40 years. Was a great market. All local stalls have gone. Some were there for generations. Rubbish veg and fruit sold these days well past their sell by date. There were good clothes stalls etc. I used to spend a couple of hours each visit. Now I don't bother. Also there seems now to be more coffee shops than market stalls. Don't bother to visit.
Written January 26, 2016
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kirstybee123
London, UK46 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2015 • Family
I used to live in walthamstow and visit the market and mall regular. We went today and it was terrible. The shops are rubbish very little choice and very expensive compared to others. The staff in most shops in selbourne walks mall are rude and arrogant also racist (we are a white family) I will not bother visiting again. Nasty place....unsafe and just not worth the bother.
Written November 25, 2015
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