New Limehouse ‘social market’ to open under the arches on Bank Holiday

A regular 'social market' comes to this open space under Limehouse railway arches on Bank Holiday [p

A regular 'social market' comes to this open space under Limehouse railway arches on Bank Holiday [photo: Hydar Dewachi] - Credit: Limehouse Social Market

A new street market in London’s East End runs on the Bank Holiday weekend under railway arches selling independent hot foods, fresh produce and artist and designer crafts.

Limehouse Social Market is being held on Saturday and Sunday, May 28 & 29, from 11am to 5pm, in the new public space which opened last summer under the arches at Limehouse railway station by the Commercial Road.

It runs once a month on the last Saturday of each month and all bank holidays after that.

The “social market” is the idea of Sara Farrell, with her experience at Brick Lane and Camden Lock markets, which has been welcomed by groups and businesses including Limehouse Community Forum, Moo Canoes and Limehouse Elite gym.

“Markets are often the test-beds for entrepreneurs starting out in their trade or industry,” Sara says. “It should act as the heartbeat to the community and showcase their ideas, products and activities that are going on in Limehouse and the rest of the East End.”


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The Market aims to help people as a trading platform to sell their home-grown produce and hand-made designs, a place for developing ideas over time.

Cultural events celebrating creativity, local history, community activity, social enterprise and charities are part of each market day, alongside the independent food, trade and culture.

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