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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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Real life East End market

Good to see real life "east end" market, the famous Petticoat Lane. All the normal stalls you would expect, worth an hour or so to see a real side of London. Plenty to see and so... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good to see real life "east end" market, the famous Petticoat Lane. All the normal stalls you would expect, worth an hour or so to see a real side of London. Plenty to see and so, some great characters about. Lots of food stalls to grab a bite.

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Brunei-Muara District, Brunei Darussalam
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A lot of people/visitors. A lot of things from food to Clothes. Good bargain. Sellers are attentive and good communications. Clean environment.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a place we always visited when I was a child and it is probably 40 years since I last went. Its much smaller than I remember but my husband and I enjoyed the stroll up and down looking at some of the stalls which have unbelievably low prices. There was a typical East End feel with some real... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a classic low-end London market, but the offerings of cheap clothes and the like did not appeal to us. We were much happier in nearby Brick Lane which offered a broader mix of wares (many more upscale) without the low end clothng, shoes, etc. And it's not a great place for a cold winter's day. Your objectives and... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Year after year my wife and I keep returning to Petticoat Lane. My wife enjoys shopping at the high-end shops on Regent Street and Oxford Street but she also looks forward to Petticoat Lane and the skirts and dresses and sweaters. Every year I buy T-shirts for £1 each for me and our grandson. And the £5 hoodies get great... More 

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Berkshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

Petticoat Lane is a name known in London for many years - pleased to discover today it still has a market although now mainly outer clothes and accessories rather than the underwear it was called for. Good bargains to be had and a great way to spend a Sunday morning.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

I stumbled on this market on my way to Liverpool Street station on Sunday morning. There is a concentration of textiles shops plus stalls selling discount clothes/shower and make up with one or two food stalls! Think £2 jumpers, £15 nylon jackets, etc. It is not touristy, it is utilitarian and somewhat strange that amidst the towers of money that... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

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 4 December 2016

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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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

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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