Billingsgate Market, London
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A long time ago, my husband and I watched an episode of "London: Next Stop" where the host went to Billingsgate Fish Market. I couldn't get it out of my head, so when we returned to London, I had the ... read more »
If you want fish really fresh, do pay this place a visit. To get the best in choice try to arrive around 4:30am to 5am. Paid parking is available at a reasonable rate of £2 for up to 2 hours. You will... read more »
Since I discovered Billingsgate years ago, I don't shop for my fish anywhere else. Just remember not to dress up 'posh' because you leave there smelling of fish from head to toe.......even the car sti... read more »
Great place to visit for fresh, value-for-money seafood in London. Make sure to go quite early because a lot of good stuff will be gone if you go late. Parking is £2 for up to 2 hours so it's not expensive at all. We got lobsters, scallops, tiger prawns, squids, and Dover sole all for under £60! Great place to get seafood for dinner parties.
Great place to buy fish. We go on a Saturday morning and aim to get there at 5am because that's when they start taking money. Live crab, lobster and scallops aplenty and less than half the price you would pay at the local fish shop. A wide range of fish, some local others flown in from all over the world. We sometimes buy the frozen scallops. They are twice the size of the biggest you will see in the supermarket. What would we do without the place.
Would have given 5* if there were more entrances or if it was more accessible from the DLR... that is not the case. If you arrive from DLR station prepare for a long walk. Do not get off at Poplar! Take Blackwall, then you have to walk less and more straight into the entrance. There is only one entrance...which is the main gate. Bad. I mean is it really necessary to implement such a strict access control to protect fish? Also selection is not to my liking or not very impressive...crabs, prawns, fish include: salmon, sea breams and seabass, haddock, tilapia, pangasius, haddock, snapper, red fish, carp, hake fish and cod, also mullet fish and tuna. What is more special:shark steaks at one merchant and mahi mahi at another one. Unfortunately the artcic charr I was looking for is not available. Also very important:they start to pack away at 7, so get there before.
Early bird gets the good deals. Fun experience and nice fresh seafood. However we got bargain calamari and it certainly tasted like cheap calamari
An amazing place, can't believe it doesn't smell of fish, tells you a lot about the place and what it sells, fresh fish does not smell so what your getting is really fresh If I could of given 10 stars I would of for cleanliness, the only downside is opening hours, if you have children it's hard work but if you can get to this place then you need to experience it Amazing
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