Market opening times
The market is open:
- Tuesday-Friday, 8am-5pm
- Saturday, 8am-5.30pm
History of the market
Dating from 1885, the market is the longest outdoor street market in Europe and spans roughly a kilometre of Walthamstow High Street. Stalls sell an array of food, clothes, and household goods and are complemented by a wide variety of cafes and restaurants selling everything from Caribbean cuisine to traditional Cockney fare like pie and mash or jellied eels.
St James Street hub
The market is held between Cleveland Park Avenue and Pretoria Avenue on the High Street, Walthamstow E17 within easy reach of both underground and main line rail services to Walthamstow Central/St James stations and local bus services.
The market can easily be reached by train or tube (Walthamstow Central) and by the numerous bus routes that travel through or terminate at the bus station next to the town square, including the 34, 97, W19, 215, 230 and 212.
Currently only casual trader licences are being issued to trade in the market and you should contact Waltham Forest Direct on 020 8496 3000 and ask for the Street Trading team if you are interested in obtaining such a licence. Please note that submission of an application does not guarantee that a casual trading licence will be allocated to you. This will be dependent on availability of trading sites and the commodity you wish to sell.