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Petticoat Lane Market

Categories: Commerce

By 1608 this street was known as Peticote Lane for the second-hand clothes, etc. which were bought and sold here, right on the boundary with the City. In about 1830 the street name was changed to Middlesex Street but people still talk of Petticoat Lane Market.

Currently the market consists of two adjacent street markets: Wentworth Street Market (Sunday - Friday) and Middlesex Street Market (Sunday only). Which means if you want to go pavement plaque-hunting the only sensible day is Saturday.

See Spitalfields Life for some photos of the market in its heyday.

This section lists the memorials where the subject on this page is commemorated:
Petticoat Lane Market

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Bowler plaque - Purse and Coins

We failed to find this plaque in Dec-Jan 2017 so are grateful to Spitalfields...

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Gaston Berlemont

Gaston Berlemont

Publican. Born in the Middlesex Hospital. Took over The French House from his Belgian father and ran it until he retired on 1989. The French House is a pub and dining room at 49 Dean Street which d...

Person, Commerce, Food & Drink, Belgium

1 memorial
USS Ltd
1 memorial
Sir Clarendon Hyde

Sir Clarendon Hyde

Sir Clarendon Hyde, the deputy chairman of the Metropolitan Railway Company in 1920.

Person, Commerce, Politics & Administration

1 memorial
Rodney's Head pub

Rodney's Head pub

Records show Rodney's Head pub was at 4 Old Street in 1851. In 1876 this was rebuilt as shown in this drawing which is pretty much as we see it today. By 1895 it was known as Old Rodney's Head a...

Building, Commerce, Food & Drink

1 memorial