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Address: Middlesex Street, London, England

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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Its okay for bits and bobs

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

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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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eltham london
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

a good place for finding any kind of clothing you might want also many food stalls and cafe's for decen at weekends but overall a good place to visitt food a bit crowded

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Get yourself a chicken Katsu wrap with all the trimmings. The addition of humous is a game changer! Enjoy

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Rijeka, Croatia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the best known East End markets, crowded and noisy with all the fun you can have from such experience. The name came from the expression that “they would steal your petticoat at one end and sell it back to you at the other end of the market”.

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East Harptree, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very crowded with pushy sales vendors hawking wares. Outdoor over several streets. Good for scarfs, bags & low end items

Thank 1224connie
Limassol, Cyprus
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

A Sunday Market, where you can buy almost anything. It's not just an ordinary market as others would have you believe, as its been there as a LONDON tradition in excess of 75years and still going strong.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016 via mobile

I believe it's now called Essex street probably due to a royal renaming no doubt. Really just like any market in any town around the uk but because it's London and there's a skyscraper on your left and a designer graffiti wall on your right it feels a little more street. I still can't get my head around the fact... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

It is a market. Not an "English" market. It is crowded, not so clean, mixed qualities. You may find bargains, but do not rush. The goods (mostly cloths) are spread all over and after you have bought 2 nice shirts in 10 pound you find it in 6 pound and you feel frustrated. So search and negotiate about the price.... More 

Thank zviamely
Market Harborough
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

On Sundays the streets around Middlesex Street are packed with stalls selling all types of goods but largely clothing. Its a great place to pick up some real bargains including chain store and designer clearance items. It is very crowded and narrow in places but we never felt threatened. About 10 mins walk from Liverpool St station so easy to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

Be prepared for a true market experience! Oh I need to warn you all if your looking for a bargain or just cheap it's here, if your looking for some arty farty middle class up market go elsewhere. we got two pairs of named jeans, a good quality leather belt, 6 t-shirt, a named handbag, and some quality makeup and... More 

Thank david v

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