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April
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Hop over to your local market this Easter

Shop at Hackney’s markets and support your local traders during the bank holidays - that’s what Hackney Council and traders are encouraging people to do this April.

Traders across the borough are always ready to welcome visitors, and the Easter break and Royal Wedding are an excellent opportunity to pay a visit to Hackney’s markets. Hackney has some of the most vibrant bustling markets in London where you can pick up anything from fresh fruit and vegetables from all over the world to arts and handicrafts - the choice is varied and there are bargains galore to be had!

Hackney’s markets also stock a good percentage of locally-sourced goods and products so you can eat fruit and vegetables that are in season – saving you money. By shopping locally residents can support the local economy and ensure they don’t have to travel far for quality and value for money.


There will be a party atmosphere at Ridley Road Market over Easter with traders ready to show just what Hackney’s markets have to offer.

Harvey Bloom, The Ridley Road Market Traders Association Secretary said: ‘’Ridley Road is the place to go for your shopping – we give variety, customer service and quality goods at unbeatable prices. Over the Bank Holidays we want you to come and celebrate all that is good about Hackney’s markets while you pick up a bargain or two.’

Councillor Feryal Demirci, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods said: “Hackney residents and visitors are spoilt for choice as we are home to some of the most vibrant markets in the capital, offering great value and a wonderful experience. Our local markets need our support in order for them to continue to thrive and add to the vibrancy of our borough. Why not show your support and make the most of shopping on your doorstep.”


The Council has invested over £1 million in improving Ridley Road, one of the borough s best-loved markets. The works include a new footway layout, bigger pitches for traders, new lighting and power bollards and electricity connections and drainage.

The council is also seeking views on plans for Hoxton Market. For more information please call 020 8356 3000. For more information about Hackney’s Street Markets programme visit www.hackney.gov.uk/market

Hackney s street markets are:

Ridley Road Market, London, E8. Over 165 stalls offering a range of quality goods at very competitive prices. Choose various goods and foods from Asia, Africa, Caribbean, United Kingdom and the Mediterranean including the latest ladies and men’s fashion and accessories, lingerie, footwear, toiletries, electrical, electronics, household goods and of course traditional and exotic fruit and vegetables. The usual trading days and times are: Monday to Thursday 6am to 6pm. Friday and Saturday 6am to 7pm.


Broadway Market, E8. Just off Lansdowne Drive, London Fields. A farmer’s style market with good quality fashion, foods and arts. Predominantly a Saturday market and at its busiest Saturdays between 7.30am to 6.00pm.


Hoxton Market, N1. Located in Shoreditch, just off Old Street. Selling food, ladies and men’s fashion, footwear, household goods and toiletries. The usual trading days and times are: Monday to Saturday from 7.30am to 6pm. Please note, the busiest day is Saturday.


Kingsland Market, E8 on the A10 between Middleton Road and Richmond Road. You can pick up tools, car and bike accessories, various small secondhand goods, fruit and vegetables. This is a Saturday only market from 7am to 3pm.


Well Street Market, E9. Just between Morning Lane and Valentine Road. You can pick up various items including toiletries, clothing and footwear. This market opens daily from 9am to 4pm. It is at its busiest on Saturdays.


Chatsworth Market, E5 will open April 17 and May 1 selling various items including cooked food, vintage items, clothing, arts and crafts. It will open fortnightly on a Sunday after that.

For more information on each market go to www.hackney.gov.uk/markets

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