Southwark markets

East Street

East Street Market is one of London's oldest, largest and busiest markets. It's just as popular now as it has been for decades. It offers a wide a variety of goods, from fresh fruit and vegetables to African clothing and materials.

Address

East Street
Walworth Road
SE17 1EL 

Opening times

  • Monday closed
  • Tuesday 8am to 5pm
  • Wednesday 8am to 5pm
  • Thursday 8am to 5pm
  • Friday 8am to 5pm
  • Saturday 8am to 6.30pm
  • Sunday 8am to 4pm

How to get there

Tube: Elephant and Castle
Buses: 12, 35, 40, 45, 68, 148, 171, 176, 343, 468

Items for sale

You can buy:

  • mens, womens and children's clothing
  • jewellery
  • bags
  • CDs and DVDs
  • shoes
  • perfume and cosmetics
  • household products
  • confectionery
  • fruit and vegetables  

Applying for a stall

You can register to be a temporary trader online.

We advise that you read the markets policy before applying.

History

The Walworth area has seen street trading since the 16th century, when farmers rested their livestock on Walworth Common before continuing on to the city. 

During the Industrial Revolution, stalls lined the entire length of Walworth Road. 

East Street market has been officially running since 1880.

Improving the market

Our street trading service works hard to make local markets cleaner, safer and more enjoyable places to visit. Our market officers regularly visit East Street to assist traders and the public. 

Page last updated: 12 March 2019