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
- +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
Its difficult to fully describe the riot of colour and noise that is Ridley Road market for anyone who hasn't been there. Places it reminds me of are the medina in Marrakesh, Electric Avenue in Brixton, and the old Moore Street market in Dublin - not sure if thats any use. Its basically a market where you can get your hands on mostly anything, with the likelihood being you'll pay significantly...more