Billingsgate Market

 
 
ADDRESS
Trafalgar Way, Tower Hamlets, London E14 5ST 
 
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OPENING TIMES
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.

 

Billingsgate Market events

 
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 St 1st January 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 (Friday) Billingsgate Market closes at 8.30

Monday:

Closed
 
 

Tuesday:

5.00
-
8.30
 
 

Wednesday:

5.00
-
8.30
 
 

Thursday:

5.00
-
8.30
 
 

Friday:

5.00
-
8.30
 
 

Saturday:

5.00
-
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

 
Canning Town Railway Station
 
21 minutes walk
 
Limehouse Railway Station
 
23 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
City Harbour NCP
 
16 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Alternate names and popular misspellings for Billingsgate Market

Billingsgate Market, Bilingsgate Market
 
 

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The Art Of Cats
Kids Events | Until 23rd August 2014 

Museum of London Docklands 8 minutes walk from Billingsgate Market

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Kids Events | Until 22nd August 2014 

Museum of London Docklands 8 minutes walk from Billingsgate Market

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Eastern Waltz Presents Djanan Turan
Concerts | On 22nd August 2014 

Jamboree 25 minutes walk from Billingsgate Market

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Proms On The Thames: Russell Watson With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Rhydian, Kerry Ellis
Music | On 22nd August 2014 

Old Royal Naval College 1.67 miles from Billingsgate Market

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Funky Friday
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 31st October 2014 

Inc Bar 1.71 miles from Billingsgate Market

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Up The Creek Comedy Club
Comedy | Until 23rd August 2014 

Up the Creek 1.76 miles from Billingsgate Market

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Ibsa Convention Of Jehovah's Witnesses
Exhibitions | Until 24th August 2014 

ExCel London Exhibition Centre 1.78 miles from Billingsgate Market

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Exhibitions | Until 29th August 2014 

Cafe Gallery Projects 1.9 miles from Billingsgate Market

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Kids Events | Until 29th August 2014 

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