History of Watney Market
Since the late 19th century Watney Street Market in Shadwell has offered East Enders food, clothing, and community. This oral history project explores the market through the words of women – the visitors and stallholders who have browsed and bargained at the market from the early 1950s to the present day.
Where is Watney Market?
Watney Street is in Shadwell, east London. It links Commercial Road at its north end with Shadwell station at its south. The market once occupied a much larger area at the southern end of Watney Street but moved into its current location after construction began in the 1970s.