Broadway Market – A Vibrant Saturday Market in Hackney

As far as great food markets go, us Londoners are pretty spoilt for choice. Pick any corner of the capital and you will more than likely be able to track down a good local market buzzing with activity at the weekends. Celebrating food and goods from all over the globe, these bustling markets are attracting an exciting generation of artisan chefs, makers and growers. Broadway Market in Hackney, East London is no exception.

Not only does Broadway market have a mouth watering selection of food stalls that will leave you wishing you could sample everything on offer but there are also some real gems selling beautiful handmade goods and clothes. It also happens to be on one of the coolest shopping streets in the area so it’s worth a visit even when the market isn’t on.  You’ll find Aesop, Pavillion Bakery, Climpson and Sons, 69b Boutique, Broadway Bookshop to mention a few and a long list of excellent restaurants and cafes.

For the perfect picnic outing we make straight for the the market and fill our bag with delicious goodies. Aim to get there before the lunchtime rush if you can help it. We then then head over to neighbouring London Fields. It’s a great spot to set out a blanket and soak up the fun atmosphere. This part of town is a magnet for hip young Londoner’s so there’s plenty of people watching to be done. We usually finish off with a stroll along the picturesque Regent’s Canal which is only a stone’s throw away. If the sun is shining a visit to this neighbourhood is one of our favourite days out.

If this has whet your appetite you can read more about some of London’s other fantastic food markets in these previous posts:

Maltby Street Market – Bermondsey

Southbank Food Market – Waterloo

Borough Market – London Bridge

Enjoy, Kate x


Leave a Comment


Violet Cafe - Delicious Californian cupcakes by Claire Ptak
Do you love cupcakes as much as we do? If the answer is yes then head East towards Hackney's trendy Broadway Market and you might be lucky enough to stumble across an unassuming little back street called Wilton Way. This charming parade is home to some of East London's best hidden gems, including Pidgin one ...
Town Hall Hotel
This past weekend we enjoyed our very first 'staycation' -- a little weekend holiday in our own city! We stayed at the super cool Town Hall Hotel over in Bethnal Green, East London, and it was so fun to get to know this part of London and to enjoy a weekend out of our home, away from the ...
Bob & Blossom children's shop
Bob and Blossom is a quirky children's store located slap bang in the middle of the colourful and bustling Columbia Road flower market. Although small in size this bright and cheery shop is absolutely packed full of fun and unique kids clothes and gifts. You'll find everything from cool slogan tops -- including their popular ...
Columbia Road Flower Market
Columbia Road is one of London's most colourful markets, colourful in every sense of the word! Every Sunday morning this sleepy East London side street is transformed into a bustling, flower cornucopia. A feast for the senses, overflowing with bright colourful blooms as far as the eye can see. The lively market traders fill the ...