HACKNEY has an array of vibrant street markets where you can pick up anything from new and vintage fashion; artisan and world food and drink; furniture; and handicrafts, to the more traditional offer of fresh fruit and veg; household and kitchen ware; and domestic and electrical appliances.
There are six Hackney Council-run or supported markets in the borough at: Broadway Market; Chatsworth Road; Hoxton Street; Kingsland Waste; Ridley Road; and Well Street.
Each have a very diverse offer with Ridley Road being one of the most multi-cultural around, to the other end of the spectrum, and the achingly fashionable Broadway Market, famed as much for its people watching as it produce.
There are also a number of noteworthy independent markets in Hackney, including Stoke Newington Farmers’ Market, the first in the UK to promote only organic and biodynamic producers. And Hackney Homemade, a vintage and farmers’ market held in the churchyard of St John-at-Hackney, in Lower Clapton.
They are all a great way to see the real Hackney and experience the sights, sounds and smells of the East End. As well as picking up some real bargains, you'll be supporting local businesses across the borough.