Two miles north of the City of London and a stone’s throw from Dalston Junction, the market began in the mid-19th century, when a Hackney landowner gave permission for local people to trade their unwanted goods rent-free in front of his properties, providing them not only with a way to make a living but also with a cheaper alternative to the shops. The market, which became known as “the Waste”, has continued to this day, supporting long-term residents but also wave after wave of migration to the area.
For decades, visitors from outside the borough also flocked here. It was the place to go for spare parts and tools – everything needed to fix bikes, cars, clocks, watches, radios or electrical items – and became one of the borough’s most eclectic markets, full of clothes, furniture, bric-a-brac and second-hand books, as well as the beats of second-hand vinyl stalls.
Present & Future
Tudor Markets management of Rathbone Market started in October 2016, since then the market has been open Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
The position of the Market is a pedestrian area located in vibrant London’s Canning Town
At the market, you will be able to enjoy fresh fruit and vegetables, food such and Caribbean Jerk chicken and waffles, as well as clothes and accessories.
4 days trading (Tue, Thur, Fri, Sat 9am-5pm)
Located on a busy pedestrian high street with high footfall