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Broadway Market, London

(4.6/5 based on 200 reviews on the web)
Broadway Market is a street running from London Fields to the Regent's Canal in Haggerston in the London Borough of Hackney, east London.Before the late 20th century it was the site of a busy fruit and vegetable market, but this slowly dwindled over time - in the early 2000s, market activity was limited to a couple of stands selling produce. On 8 May 2004 a food market was launched on Saturdays which has since become firmly established. Broadway Market is closed to traffic when the market is being held (9am - 5pm). Thanks largely to the market a number of new restaurants and boutiques have opened in the area.The ongoing development of Broadway Market has sparked a local debate about the perceived gentrification of Hackney and the way Hackney council disposed of some of their commercial property portfolio. In late 2005 a group of local protestors occupied 34 Broadway Market (Francesca's café) to bring attention to the issue. Despite being evicted on 21 December 2005 the building was successfully reoccupied on 27 December (replacing the demolished roof in the process) before the protestors were again evicted on 23 February 2006. Ultimately the battle was lost and the former proprietor of Francesca's cafe now runs the Little Francesca's juice stall on Saturdays in Broadway Market. The battle did not end, however, and local shopkeeper Spirit, whose shop was sold to an overseas developer by Hackney Council, fought several court battles to regain his property after proving that Hackney Council had cashed the cheque for his purchase deposit prior to selling his property to an overseas development company. Ultimately Spirit lost his battle too - winning in court but unable to reverse the transaction.
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  • It gets a bit busy but... this market has a good range of food stalls and some excellent cafe and lunch options. I'd suggest going early to avoid the mania and maybe tie in with a trip to the flower m...  more »
  • This bustling market is great for amazing food! From home made cakes and treats, to delicious market goods you can take home. Also delicious meals to grab on the go. Although not very cheap, is a love...  more »
  • This is a fantastic market for foodies. The stalls are absolutely bursting with a wonderful variety of different types of food, some you can eat straight away, delicious wraps, Asian, Caribbean, Briti...  more »
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  • So much good stuff here! Food, coffee, jewellery on a Saturday where the lines of Kate Sheridan has a stall. The shops and cafes are fabulous too: great bookstores, bakeries, pubs, bars, restaurants... Everything.
  • Quite too busy, especially on sunny/warm days. Home/freshly made food a bit overpriced in some stalls. Still the market is worth a visit every now and then, considering the nice atmosphere (the music you can hear from different places, the pubs and cafes on the sides) and the wonderful surroundings (the canal and Victoria park to which continue an enjoyable afternoon)!!!
  • Great East London market, only open on Saturdays and it gets very busy so don't be afraid to go on a day where the weather is not too great as it often makes for a more relaxed experience. There is a terrific range of wonderful food so don't be too eager as you may regret filling up too soon as you move down the stalls 😜 London fields is just up the end too so you can grab a drink & meal and go eat it in the relaxed confines of the shady trees... 😁
  • Lively street market for food and some other things. Not as good as Borough Market but not bad.
  • Great east London (mostly) food market. One of the homes of the modern street food revival. Definately worth a trip....