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Hildreth Street Market

Shopping, Markets and fairs Balham
5 out of 5 stars
(11user reviews)
Hildreth Street Market
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Time Out says

Stroll up Balham High Road from the tube station and you’ll find Hildreth Street, a secret south London gem. This short pedestrianised street is blossoming into a foodie’s paradise after a facelift a couple of years ago created more space for alfresco dining. It’s the kind of street you wish you had in your manor.



Address: Hildreth St
SW12 9RQ
Transport: Tube: Balham
Opening hours: 8am-6pm Mon-Sat
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Local legend Mick has been working on the fruit and veg stall in Hildreth Street for 52 years!!!! Started when he was ten years old working on his family's stall. All the new stuff on Hildreth Street is appreciated by many - the aussie foodie joints, bakeries, scented candles, bikramyogo, wine tasting and even cosmetic surgery BUT the fruit and veg stall is always worth a visit for a piece of local history and a natter with Mick. An actual cockney in Balham,who knew! Alsomeans you're not buying your groceries from the local supermarket giants. The florist stall next to it, also a survivor worth perusing. 


The market is tiny and has a lot of potential to be great, but it's often just 3 stalls. The fruit and veg guy is really good value and always there, and the cheese stall is good but quite pricey. The addition of Brindisa and the other deli outlets on Hildrith St mean that it could easily become a mini Borough Market. 

TIP- If you're after fresh cut flowers, try the family-run stall by the station. Really good prices, and there every Thursday to Sunday. 

Such a cute little local market in Balham. I've lived close by for 2 years and there seems to always be a new little shop or cafe opening up. We've recently had the addition of Spaghetti Bar which is a great local Italian.

My favourite market store is the cheese man. He's quite happy to give out tasters and explain the different cheese. 

It's such a local attraction that there's now a huge line up every weekend at both Milk and Brickwood, so arrive early!

Been going to the market for 25 years,yes it is smaller but Mike my veg and fruit man is the best. Good quality produce and has changed with the times, adding new types of salad etc. The flower stall is always good value and varied with plants as well as flowers...friendly service too. The addition of newer stalls and artisan stall is welcome..

So nice to have this market.
Please make sure it does not disappear... and we can enjoy the pedestrian street and market.

Voting for the Market as Chris from Petals of Balham has sold me some amazing plants and flowers.

The closest you'll get to Borough Market in Balham - it has so much potential too!

small but perfectly formed - excellent fruit and veg at very reasonable prices, with friendly service; great plants and flowers

Most interesting to learn of a street in London named Hildreth..Would anyone know from what Hildreth this street got its name? Wonder if there are stalls there now selling fruits and vegetables.

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