Berwick Street Market

Shopping , Markets and fairs Soho
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Berwick Street Market

These stalls never stall – a rich variety of outdoor eating options on an historic Soho street.

Situated on the stretch of Berwick Street between the Soho strip joints of Walker's Court and the elegant Yauatcha restaurant, this fruit and veg market is one of London's oldest. Its roots go back to 1778, and at one point the thriving market ran the length of Berwick Street. While the friendly and vocal grocery hawkers have thinned in recent years, they have been joined by a clutch of hot food and sandwich sellers during weekday lunchtimes, including Pizza Pilgrims – a pair of dough-spinning brothers famous for their Italian treats. Berwick Street is also blessed with good shops and cafés, including several vintage boutiques (look out for Reign and a branch of Absolute Vintage), renowned fabric store the Cloth Shop, coffee house Flat White and brunch favourite Foxcroft & Ginger.

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Berwick Street Market says
300-year-old market and the vital ingredient in the magical Soho recipe. Traditionally fruit and veg and the birthplace of pineapple and nylon, now fighting for its independence in the face of development and gentrification. Good things are happening here, come see, talk, eat, enjoy.
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Venue name: Berwick Street Market
Contact:
Address: Berwick Street
London
W1F 0PH
Opening hours: 9am-6pm Mon-Sat
Transport: Tube: Oxford Circus
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Richard M

It's a brilliant combination of fabulous aromas, great characters and terrific produce

Hilary P

We use this market every day it is open, you can get just about everything you need there apart from a drink!

Annie B

One of a kind in central London.We want to retain it,and have it restored to it's former glory.

Holly G

such an important part of the history of Soho. and for the hungry droves of media bods looking for the best deal at the best price every lunch time.

Sunil K

This has been a great market for years. Over the last decade, there has been even more variety and innovation! Keep it up!

Esther L

Authentic, diverse, affordable, friendly, lively people's market! The jewel of the area.

Helen K

I have always loved Berwick Street Market - for the wonderful stalls, fabric shops and cheeky chappies - this great market in the middle of Soho. It gives Soho grit, colour and vitality. It would be a very very sad day if it disappeared.

Bev J

In the heart of SoHo is the fabulous and thriving Berwick Street market. With a rich mix of independent stalls selling fruit & veg, flowers, milk, coffees, fabric, homewares, plus a plethora of food stalls makes this market a must-see and repeat-visit place. It's USP is its independence and timeless charm and its distinctiveness from other nearby streets and its near-neighbour Carnaby Street.

Marianne C

Berwick Street is the best and needs to be protected from the vile people who are trying to strip it away. Who's streets? Our streets! X

Denise T

The buzz and history of Soho all come together in this shamefully wonderful street.

Jeremy L

markets define an area and are sighted very particularly. it would be criminal to not have a market in the middle of Soho as it gives a community a structure and a bonhomie that would be sorely missed were it to cease to be. Berwick Street Market keeps a spirit of Soho alive like nothing else.

Jessica N

Filled to the brim with amazing produce and delicious food! Who can resist a £5 mega falafel from jerusalem falafel?!

Lucy E

The food is amazing! The community feel is so wonderful. We hope it is not privatised!

Georgina l

its an institution that needs to be saved - fresh produce, independent stall holders, great for tourists and locals, not generic and formulaic.

Robin S

Don't let them rip the heart out of #Soho. Berwick Street Market survives today because of the resilience of traders who refuse to be crushed by demolition and development and gentrification. Berwick Street is a vital ingredient in Soho's secret recipe. Show your support for Indy Soho. Vote Berwick Street Market and let's start a revival. Thanks for your support @BerW1ckStMarket

Sarah B

Its always been and needs to carry on, with more stalls encouraged to take up residence.

Catherine A

One of the few remaining original inner London markets. Full of character with wide ranging offerings from cheap clothes to quality fruit and veg attracting well known chefs from near and far.

Philip N

Great independant traders and a stalwart of Soho for many years.... dont let it be swept away like the rest of Soho!

wendy N

this is the heart and soul of Soho, just fantastic to be able to buy everything from fruit & veg to exotic material right in the heart of London

Marie M

This iconic place has served Soho residents and workers and tourists alike for decades. It is the essence of Soho in the truest sense .

Karen H

Berwick Street Market is the old beating heart of Soho. Great selection of shops, stalls, food, fabrics. Wonderful atmosphere and a place I have visited and shopped in since first discovering Soho as a teenager in the 80s.

T S

Great local market and last bastion against gentrification

George T

I started my working life back in 1979 as a market trader in Berwick Street, selling fancy goods and 9 ct gold jewellery when I was just 16, it gave me the platform I Needed to grow as an idividual.
Markets and market traders are vital in London, they are part of our heritage and should be protected at all costs, without them we have no choice or opportunity to see what is fresh and new from our up and coming
entrepreneurs.

George T

I started my working life back in 1979 as a market trader in Berwick Street, selling fancy goods and 9 ct gold jewellery when I was just 16, it gave me the platform I Needed to grow as an idividual.
Markets and market traders are vital in London, they are part of our heritage and should be protected at all costs, without them we have no choice or opportunity to see what is fresh and new from our up and coming
entrepreneurs.

Clare B

A beautiful, slightly grubby mixture of stalls and cafes, one of the best comic shops and some of the best and most historic haberdashers in London. It is one of the few remaining bits of old Soho - a major artery - and must be guarded against rapacious developers looking to rip the heart out of the area.

Philip K

One of the best street markets in central London - long-established and offering reliably good quality at very fair prices.

SOHOST

Berwick Street Market is 300 years old and is fighting back against demolition, development , gentrification and privatisation. The spirit of this place is unmatched. It deserves recognition as real Soho treasure and the engine of the Soho conversation. I want my vote to count for something as vital as this market place at this time - an historic moment in the life of independent, creative, authentic Soho.

Steve D

The last remaining bit a of true Soho (although the council is currently trying to close it!). Traditional fruit and veg stalls along with other market staples and some great food stalls. Hope it survives the current gentrification that's ruining the heart of Soho.

Gin

No matter where you work or what you’re doing in Soho, a walk on over to Berwick Street market is definitely worth it. It might not be the quickest lunch you’ll have - I once waited 20 minutes for a spanish tortilla but just you try and stop me queueing up again for it - it was well worth the wait! The falafel stand is also a hit and thankfully the queue goes a lot quicker, those guys have that wrap construction down to a fine art!

James A
moderatorStaff Writer

If I could single-out the falafel stall here - everything made freshly in front of you, even the flatbread and it's only £4 for a wrap big enough to do the trick at lunchtime

A-Dog
Staff Writer

Worth visiting just for the parma ham and mozzarella sandwich stall. It's right at the end and rarely busy. There's occasionally a cake stand who do the best brownies, even if they do cost £3.50 each.

karen f

As a born and bred Londoner, this reminds me of how London should be. Market traders, fabric stalls, head shops, sex shops, vintage stores, the lot. My only worry is that this gem of a street will go due to Cross Rail :(

LSO

The vibe is great here but unfortunately the Friday I went the Savage Salads weren't there or maybe they had sold out already and I missed them?!  Will be back again as the overall variety and choices are great.

GP
Staff Writertastemaker

Highly recommend Savage Salads lunch boxes, normally there on Thursday/Friday, expect to queue, especially in the summer but great value and delicious.