London Markets : Billingsgate Fish Market
Billingsgate is a wholesale fish market in East London. But there are several
retail shops also available. Since this is open in early morning hours
only, shoppers need to be there in early as possible. There are only few
shops open on Sundays also.
Billingsgate fish market has a long history, This was established with a parliament
act in year 1699. The first building of the Billingsgate market was build on
Lower Thames Street in year 1850's. But the current building was constructed in
year 1873 by demolishing the old one. Sir Horace Jones was the architect of that
building. In year 1982, this fish market was related to this new venue and the old
building is a listed building in UK. Not as early days now the transportation of fish
is done by roads.
Nowadays this is considered as UK’s largest inland fish market and
shoppers get wide range of selections.
According to the records this sells around 25000 tones of fish in each year.
Please note that children under 12 years of age are not allowed to enter to the market.
Address: Trafalgar Way, London E14 5ST
Phone: 020 7987 1118
Fax: 020 7987 0258
Web Site: http://www.billingsgate-market.org.uk
Opening Hours: Tuesday to Sunday 5.00 am to 8.30 am
Nearest Station: Canary Wharf/ Poplar
DLR: Canary Wharf , Blackwall