Arguably London’s hippest market, this Hackney stalwart is a weekend destination for fresh produce, vintage clothes and delicious street food.
Broadway Market continues to thrive following its clever makeover nearly 15 years ago. This compact Hackney street, which neatly connects London Fields to the Regent’s Canal, has had a traditional fruit and veg market since the 1890s. But it went into steep decline in the ‘80s, and trade had all but petered out before the community relaunched it in 2004.
Now taking place on Saturday from 9am-5pm, Broadway Market is a bustling hub for the Hackney hipsters and East End creatives who have settled down and started families. It now welcomes around 135 stalls selling a fabulous array of fresh produce, vintage clothes, flowers, coffee, books and groceries. There’s also plenty of delectable street food, including Deeney’s toasted sandwiches, Fin and Founder’s crab-cake burgers, Floris Bakery’s chocolate eclairs and the modern cult classic Yorkshire Burrito.
Although there are no stalls during the week, Broadway Market is still worth visiting for its cute coffee shops, one-off restaurants and chic boutiques. Gentrification has more than crept in, but it still feels like a local high street complete with a kebab shop, post office, Costcutter, old-school barber shop and excellent hardware store. Even outside market day, you’ll find it buzzing with people pottering about, nattering over coffee and doing their weekly shop.
Top Tip: Broadway Market can get very busy, especially when the weather’s good, so it’s best to allow plenty of time to avoid stress when perusing the stalls. Nick Levine
Check out the video below for our full guide to Broadway Market's best eats.
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A really lovely market. The food is AMAZING, even tried my first tofu dish, which was a success...YAY! It's great to support the local businesses. The perfect place to visit for a trendy afternoon out in East London.
Lost some charm what with the increase of non-dinks...pushchairs ought to be one in one out system! Ha
This whole area is gorgeous but the market in particular is really lovely on a Saturday and there's some really good street food.
a great atmosphere and the street stalls are great. Plenty of places child friendly. Lovely destination on a market day.
I love coming here on a Saturday to soak up the atmosphere; busy but full of relaxed people wandering around, getting a bite to eat or people watching from the surrounding cafes (La Bouche or Little Italia are my favourites!) Definitely worth a stroll through on a lazy Saturday to watch organic families, East hipsters and tourists combined! Ali x
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