Petticoat Lane Market is an East London market that specializes in selling clothes and household wares. Located on Middlesex Street and Wentworth Street, Petticoat Lane Market is an excellent place to bargain shop, particularly on Sundays when more than a thousand vendors set up their stalls. The market had its beginnings in the mid-1700s, and is known today for offering good prices on overstocked designer clothes in men’s’, women’s, and children’s sizes.
–Petticoat Lane Market is in operation on Wentworth Street from Monday to Friday. The market is closed on Saturday. Every Sunday from 9 AM until 2 PM, Petticoat Lane Market expands to include Middlesex Street and the surrounding area. Sunday is an extremely busy day for the market, with large crowds of shoppers browsing through the stalls.
–Petticoat Lane Market can easily be reached from the Aldgate and Aldgate East tube stations, the Fenchurch Street and Liverpool Street railway stations, and the Spitalfields and Arch car parks. The nearest bus stops are also conveniently located on Aldgate, Bishopsgate, and Whitechapel High Streets.
–There are several other markets that are located near Petticoat Lane Market. Old Spitalfields Market sells wholesale items; Brick Lane Market sells a variety of antiques and bric-a-brac; and the Columbia Road Flower Market offers plants and garden accessories.
—Petticoat Lane is well known for selling street clothes that appeal to younger people who frequent the London clubs. The Aldgate East end of the market specializes in leather designs.