The ultimate East London market - you can buy anything here, from giant African snails to Jamaican DVDs to cheap fruit and veg. Weekday mornings only.
Great old market with cheap fruit and veg and clothes/jewelry. Lots of Afro-Caribbean stuff
Essential shopping: fruit & vegetables, snacks, cheap clothes and toys, handmade soap and incense. daily market except sundays. captures the multicultural hackney vibe . Look out for the Ararat Baker.. a tiny shop selling wonderful bread cooked to order with a choice of fillings
“An quiet escape 10 mins out of central London and on the border of Hackney and Islington. De Beauvoir Town is a beautiful residential area full of great pubs, cafes and restaurants. ”
“Quirky restaurant with a no-frills set-up, serving an inventive, constantly changing British menu.”
Grocery or Supermarket
“Turkish Food Centre (TFC) on the iconic Ridley Road at the far end of the market has an impressive selection of Turkish and Middle Eastern food essentials, as well as fresh produce. Not to miss are the fresh flatbreads at the back of the shop, the Turkish feta and wide variety of olives behind the counter. Judging by the amazingly low prices, one might think they were no longer in London!”
“Bustling Victorian pub with streetside tables, a fortnightly film club and comedy nights. ”