"PETTICOAT LANE" East End of London Tip by alyf1961

East End of London, London: 20 reviews and 43 photos

  PETTICOAT LANE
by alyf1961
 
  • PETTICOAT LANE - London
      PETTICOAT LANE
    by alyf1961
  • PETTICOAT LANE - London
      PETTICOAT LANE
    by alyf1961
 

During Queen Victoria?s prudish reign the street was called Middlesex Street, which is still its official name.
It had long been famous for a market held there and is called petticoat lane after being many years at the centre of the clothing industry.
A market is held here every Sunday morning, which spills out onto the surrounding streets.
Over the years, many attempts had been made to stop the market. It was allowed under an act of parliament in 1936.
There is a wide variety of goods sold on the market but the majority of stalls sell clothes.
The atmosphere is amazing with cheerful cockney stallholder battling their voices over each other to sell their wares.
This is a must for tourists to visit to see the real east end of London.

Address: 223 225 Whitechapel Road, Shadwell, London,E1 1DB
Directions: Nearest Tube, StephneyGreen..
othercontact: OPEN SUNDAY 9AM - 2PM
Phone: +44 20 7377 5623

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Nov 27, 2008
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