|Petticoat Lane Market|
Middlesex St, E1
Nearest Tube: Aldgate
This is East London's famous Sunday morning market which has been trading for more than two centuries.
The name comes from the petticoats that French immigrants used to sell in the area, but in the early 19th century the authorities renamed the street Middlesex Street as it was deemed improper to have a street named after ladies underwear. However, this was to no avail as the original name stuck.
This market is where you will find lots of cheap clothes and shoes - the top end of the market is well known for reasonably priced leather jackets. And if you like bartering this is the market for you as quite often there are no prices on items, leaving the way open for you to haggle your heart out.
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