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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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
I like the Ridley Market, but I like to make my shopping quick there. Everyone here seems to enjoy the rowdiness of this market, but I rather not have to deal with the crowd sometimes. Everything here is really cheap and the stalls sell a wide range of fruits and vegetables. You can practically find anything here, and the shops along Ridley road are also full of surprises.more
Kabum! Walking around the streets of Berlin on New Year's Eve is like walking through a warzone with fireworks exploding left right and center. This is a closest experience I can think of to Ridley Market. Fantastic! You are assaulted immediately by a riot of colors, smells and noises. The predominant themes come from Nigerian/Jamacians selling everything from fruit, herbs, fish to Nigerian...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
Want to buy a pigs trotter? Fancy a dozen quail eggs? Fake DVDs? Exotic fruit and veg? It's all here at Ridley Road Market. What I thought was a few stall on the opposite side of the road to Dalston Kingsland station turned out to be a whole road of gems.
They even have a haberdashery stall that sells wool and knitting needles, a African fabric stall, granny nighties galore and enough toys to...more