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 various goods, from fresh fruit and vegetables to African clothing and materials.
- 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:
- men's, women's and children's clothing
- CDs and DVDs
- perfume and cosmetics
- household products
- fruit and vegetables
Apply for a stall
We advise that you read our market policy (PDF, 127kb) before applying.
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: 19 October 2023