Hackney Christmas Markets – From quirky to traditional

Feather jewellery, just one of Netil Market stalls

If you enjoy browsing or buying at markets, you won’t be disappointed at the choice Hackney has to offer.

Hackney has some of the most vibrant markets in London where you can pick up anything from fresh fruit and vegetables from all over the world to arts and handicrafts – the choice is varied and there are bargains galore! Call it a holiday season incentive or a gift, but Hackney Council is offering FREE parking to shoppers on selected days at Ridley Road, Hoxton and Broadway markets.

Shared use and pay and display bays will be free on the following days on these streets:

Hoxton Market. Friday 18 to Friday 24 December 2010
* Falkirk Street
* Hemsworth Street
* Purcell Street
* Stanway Street

Ridley Road Market. Friday 18 to Friday 24 December 2010
* Colvestone Crescent
* Montague Road
* St Mark’s Rise (between the junction of Ridley Road and Sandringham Road)

Broadway Market. Monday 20 – Friday 24 December 2010
* Ada Street
* Jackman Street
* Sheep Lane
* Welshpool Street

Hackney’s Market

Hackney’s five street markets are:

Ridley Road Market, London, E8. Over 165 stalls offering a range of quality goods at very competitive prices. Choose various goods and foods from Asia, Africa, Caribbean, United Kingdom and the Mediterranean including the latest ladies and men’s fashion and accessories, lingerie, footwear, toiletries, electrical, electronics, household goods and of course traditional and exotic fruit and vegetables. The usual trading days and times are: Monday to Thursday 6am to 6pm. Friday and Saturday 6am to 7pm.

Broadway Market, E8. Just off Lansdowne Drive, London Fields. A farmer’s style market with good quality fashion, foods and arts. It is at its busiest on Saturdays between 7.30am to 6.00pm. As 25 December falls on a Saturday, the market will open on Friday 24 December from 9am to 3pm.

Hoxton Market, N1. Located in Shoreditch, just off Old Street. Selling food, ladies and men’s fashion, footwear, household goods and toiletries. The usual trading days and times are: Monday to Saturday from  7.30am to 6pm. Please note, the busiest day is Saturday.

Kingsland Waste Market, E8 on the A10 between Middleton Road and Richmond Road. You can pick up tools, car and bike accessories, various small secondhand goods, fruit and vegetables. This is a Saturday only market from 7am to 3pm.

Well Street Market, E9. Just between Morning Lane and Kenton Road.You can pick up various items including toiletries, clothing and footwear. This market opens daily from 9am to 4pm. It is at its busiest on Saturdays.

Chatsworth Market, E5 is a trial market which will open for business on Sunday 12 December 2010 only from 11am to 3pm. This is the last date for this year, so take advantage and visit the market for various items including cooked food,  vintage items, clothing, arts and crafts.

In addition to the several well established markets, there is Netil Market, which I like to refer to as an Off off Broadway Production.  Situated in the courtyard of Netil House on West Gate Street and just a stone throw from Broadway market. Ran by an ensemble of some of East London’s most talented creative young minds, it’s worth a visit to see some of their unique one of a kind fashion, jewelry and even hand made shoes.

Netil Market is at:

Netil House
11 – 25 Westgate Street
London Fields
Hackney E8 3RL

For further information contact:

Phone: Marion 07888 757171
E-mail: netilmarket@gmail.com

About Remi

Remi Hackney Hive founder, publisher and contributor. Hackneyite and all round Girl Friday, who couldn't wait to leave Hackney and London behind her. After hitching her wagon in California, Texas, New Orleans, Louisiana for 18 years, with a brief spell in Mexico, the prodigal daughter returned happy to put an unconventional and risqué past behind her. She is owned by her two dogs Deffer(a Jack Russell & Darcy a Jack Russell/Pomeranian mix) and runs a London based pet sitting business. The big smoke is home for the moment, but she desperately yearns wide open spaces, where she hopes to call home in the near future.

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