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Address: Middlesex Street, London, England
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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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It's a market... 😐

I came here after lots of advice from lots of people about the diversity of fabric that could be purchased here for my business but was disappointed. Felt like Dorothy who had Oz... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Cassandwitch
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Bangkok, Thailand
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

we used to got to the lane regularly in my youth. It is really poor now and no variety at all. Nearby Brick Lane and also Spitalfields offer everything petticoat lane does not

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I came here after lots of advice from lots of people about the diversity of fabric that could be purchased here for my business but was disappointed. Felt like Dorothy who had Oz built up to then arrive and feel disappointed. Went in Legend to ask about purchasing wholesale but the guy that had worked there for two years, but... More 

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Thank Cassandwitch
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to visit the famous Petticoat Lane Market on a recent visit to London, but were very disappointed. The market did not have any interesting stalls, and was totally dominated by traders selling clothes at ridiculously cheap prices. Certainly not worth the trouble to get there.

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Thank Richard W
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've never written negative feedback on here. Was looking forward to visiting Petticoat Lane Market - wished we hadn't bothered! Tired, out dated clothes, run down stalls. Would not recommend. Spitalfields well worth the visit just a few yards around the corner.

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Thank Sarah L
Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

Last visited in the 1969's Petticoat Lane was a big disappointment. Stalls contained largely garish, cheap women's low quality clothing from Asia. Go round corner to Spitalfields Market, much superior.

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Dublin, Ireland
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

This used to be and is still shown as one of Londons must do sites. Dirty scruffy nothing easy end about it. Such a shame as this was a real happening place. Now it's just a mush mash of clothes and no atmosphere. Don't waste time in going there 👎👎👎

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

I went to Petticoat Lane market for the food, as recommended by several colleagues. There's a good choice - Thai, Indian, Moroccan, Chinese, Spanish, Italian, Japanese... I went for the chicken Katsu wrap (£4.50), which was huge! You need to be ready for the 'proper' market service - super fast and no hanging around. If you're not sure what you... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

So disappointed. The bustling Petticoat Lane of days gone by has been replaced by stalls of cheap tack that, quite honestly, I couldn't spend good money on. Luckily I'd researched the area and found that Spitalfield Market was two minutes walk away, selling all manner of interesting items, which made the trip worthwhile.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

The falafel wrap is so delicious and very very cheap. Medium size is huge and it costs only 3 pounds. There is a queue most of the days but it goes fast as the falafel guy is a talent giving a show making the wrap so fast accompanied with some loud Lebanese music. The katsu wrap is also amazing. Don't... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016 via mobile

Its okay for bits and bobs. I was not astounded by it,but fine to walk through and pick up some bargains

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