Billingsgate Market

 
 
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Trafalgar Way, Tower Hamlets, London E14 5ST
 
 
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Tue to Sat 5am-8.30am | Closed Tue following a Bank Holiday Mon
 

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Billingsgate MarketOriginally a general market for corn, coal, iron, wine, salt, pottery, fish and other goods, Billingsgate is now the only London-based market dedicated to fish. From the sixteenth to the mid-nineteenth century, fish and seafood were sold from stalls and sheds around the 'hythe' or dock at Billingsgate. The Old Billingsgate Market on Lower Thames Street, a listed building designed by Horace Jones, still stands and has been there since 1876. But this modern market overlooking Canary Wharf is where the action happens today. It's open Tuesday to Saturday from 5am to 8.30am with one trader based here on Sundays, John Stockwell Ltd specialising in shellfish (from 6am to 8am). The market is mainly aimed at wholesalers although it is open to the general public and the sight of the working market is worth seeing. In addition to a wide selection of fish and fish products, there are a few traders dealing in poultry, cooking oils, potatoes, trade sundries and specialist restaurant and catering supplies. If you are here to buy there is a half a stone limit when it comes to buying fish (this may vary with individual traders offering mixed boxes). You're best bet is to get there early if you want the catch of the day. Children under 12 not allowed.

 

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Billingsgate MarketBillingsgate MarketBillingsgate MarketOriginally a general market for corn, coal, iron, wine, salt, pottery, fish and other goods, Billingsgate is now the only London-based market dedicated to fish. From the sixteenth to the mid-nineteenth century, fish and seafood were sold from stalls and sheds around the 'hythe' or dock at Billingsgate. The Old Billingsgate Market on Lower Thames St2015/08/30 Where:
Billingsgate Market,   Trafalgar Way      E14 5ST
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Originally a general market for corn, coal, iron, wine, salt, pottery, fish and other goods, Billingsgate is now the only London-based market dedicated to fish. From the sixteenth to the mid-nineteenth century, fish and seafood were sold from stalls and sheds around the 'hythe' or dock at Billingsgate. The Old Billingsgate Market on Lower Thames St... More about this event
 
 

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Opening and closing times for Billingsgate Market

Today (Sunday) Billingsgate Market is closed.

Monday:

Closed
 
 

Tuesday:

5.00
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8.30
 
 

Wednesday:

5.00
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8.30
 
 

Thursday:

5.00
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8.30
 
 

Friday:

5.00
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8.30
 
 

Saturday:

5.00
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8.30
 
 

Sunday:

Closed
 
 

LondonTown.com - Billingsgate Market Location Map

 
 
 
Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Canary Wharf Station
 
9 minutes walk
 
Canning Town Tube Station
 
21 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Canary Wharf Crossrail Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
Canning Town Railway Station
 
21 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
City Harbour NCP
 
16 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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