The Ridley Road Market takes place right in the centre of Dalston, opposite Dalston Kingsland Train Station and next to Kingsland Shopping Centre.
It started with about 20 small stalls towards the end of the 1880s but now there are more than 180 stalls offering a range of quality goods at very competitive prices.
You can choose from a range of goods such as foods from Asia, Africa, Caribbean and Mediterranean to the latest ladies fashion wear.
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Venue Details & Map
Ridley Road Market
Ridley RoadDalstonLondonE8 2NH
- +44 20 3189 1970
- Public transport:
- Dalston Kingland, National Railway
This market is so supreme. I came for Poundland and decided to walk a few blocks to see the area. Walked half a block and ended up here. Fruit for a quid, polish for a quid, lipstick for two quid. It was so many stalls and it was on the brink of closing for the day. I think this was definitely my favorite market because it's everything here. Spices, fruit, cosmetics, food. Can't beat that with...more
Thank u 4 a million cherry toms for a quid. And the baddest samosa's from the Afghan curry van, mmmmmm!!! This is a good market if yr having a dinner party and need hella avocado's. It's also nice for a stroll on yr lunch break if yr in the area.more
I went here expecting a lot after reading other yelpers. It was bit of a letdown though.
I was anticipating a vibrant African Carribean experience with a chance to collect interesting ingredients. What I found when I got there were one pound bowls with East London/Essex stallkeepers.
I still ended up buying a lot of stuff though as prices were good for the fruit and veg. They seem to...more
"do you like my music?" boomed the stall holder (from the stall selling dodgy Caribbean ragga rave carnival CDs as he blasted out his tunes for for us all to hear) to another stall holder near by.
"no. It's sh*t" was the other mans reply.
This to me sums up Ridley Road Market perfectly. It's brutally honest and noisy and totally unpretentious. It's busy and super packed out with stalls...more
A friend of a friend once left our flat to buy some fruit for breakfast and came back wide eyed and open mouthed having stumbled across Ridley Road Market and said of her travels, "It was just like the third world!" Poor love, she does live in Primrose Hill after all. A less offensive way to put it might be that the market is run by and caters for the diverse mix of people living in the...more