Type: Farmers Markets, Food / Gourmet Stores, Markets
This is the longest market in Europe, offering 1km of food stalls covering the length of Walthamstow High Street. This isn't a gastro market in the new-fangled sense, but an authentic London... Read More
This is the longest market in Europe, offering 1km of food stalls covering the length of Walthamstow High Street. This isn't a gastro market in the new-fangled sense, but an authentic London experience, where locals have been coming to buy their groceries since 1885. Walthamstow is now known for its yummy mummies and middle class homeowners, who snapped up the sweet Victorian terrace houses in the area. This has changed the atmosphere of the place, and it can feel positively like a village fete at times. Five days a week, the market dominates the Village, as its called locally, with about 500 stalls selling predominately fruit and veg and cheap household goods, but also everything from traditional Cockney fare like jellied eels to Caribbean cuisine like jerk chicken. On Saturdays at St James Street they have more range of stalls with global street food, antiques and homemade crafts.
- East London's Best Gastro Markets: "While in Walthamstow, head to Eat17 for excellent modern fare, or just to pick up some of their bacon jam from the deli."
- Best for East London's Best Gastro Markets Because: This isn't about a gourmet experience, but a taste of an authentic working London market.