Exploring the Broadway Market in East London

Exploring the Broadway Market in East London

For me everything ‘Broadway’ was American.¬† The Manhattan street, the theatre, the muscials.

Silly Me!

Staying in London, I never explored our local Broadway Market in the Borough of Hackney. A thriving gentrified locality with farmers, artisans, craftsmen, designers selling local produce.

Broadway market is situated right between Regent Canal and London Fields. I walked to this market from Limehouse as part of my long weekend walks. It was bustling with people lining up in front of the stalls to grab some fresh vegetables, or try some local fashion, or like me get a shot of my morning coffee.

The Broadway market dates back to 1890s. From then till now it was and is home for the local community to bring their produce and crafts directly to the customers.

Broadway market is open every Saturday from 9am to 5pm.

There are some interesting pubs around the market which are part of the Hackney area. If you fancy an afternoon tipple head straight to Cat and Mutton pub at the end of the market or the Belgian pub The Dove

Markets are the soul of any city or town. London has some of world’s most famous markets like Portobello Road market, Greenwich Market, Borough market, Camden market, Columbia Flower market and many more. Broadway Market may be smaller, but its dear to heart for the locals and its very envious location makes it definitely one of the most loved and visited markets in East London.

Further from here?

You can walk the Regent Canal Path towards Victoria Park or Mile End Park. Extend the walk further towards Limehouse 

Like visiting markets? Check out some of my posts on London Markets for more inspiration

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