Newham markets

Queen’s Market

Queen’s Market is one of London’s most famous and diverse markets. You can find it right next to Upton Park underground station on vibrant Green Street with its thriving small shops, cafes and restaurants. 

Up to the turn of the 20th century, the market ran along Green Street. It moved to its present site in 1904. 

The market is very much part of the local community with events and festivals throughout the year, including an Easter egg hunt, a Santa’s grotto at Christmas, a summer festival and celebrations for Eid and Diwali. 

It’s popular with chefs and foodies having hosted Jamie Oliver’s Ministry of Food television programme, and been visited by BBC Radio 4’s Food Programme. It’s also been featured in national newspapers and magazines. It’s known worldwide as the former workplace of the £1 Fish Man.  

Watch the £1 fish man – a Newham and worldwide sensation! 

Visit Queen’s Market 

You can find Queen’s Market at: 

Green Street 
Upton Park 
E13 9BA. 

Find Queen’s Market on a map.

Tube: Upton Park (District line and Hammersmith and City line) 
Buses: 5, 25 58, 86, 104, 115, 238, 325, 330, 376. 

Market days 

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 

Opening hours  

9am - 6pm

Goods sold 

Queen’s market serves the very diverse local community so you will find African, African-Caribbean and South Asian fresh foodstuffs as well as jewellery, fabric and trimmings from the Indian sub-continent and household goods and kitchenware for all cultures. 

Goods sold include: 

  • Fresh fruit and vegetables 
  • Fresh fish and seafood 
  • Fresh meat 
  • New clothing 
  • Costume jewellery 
  • Bags 
  • Footwear 
  • Fabric and haberdashery. 

Apply to trade at Queen’s Market 

We are currently only able to offer casual pitches (renting by the day) depending on what space is available and the type of goods you are selling.  

After trading for a minimum of three months we may consider an application for full time permanent trading. 

Special introductory offer 

Fancy being your own boss? Are you an existing market trader?  

Queens Market is looking for new traders and for the first two months of trading we are offering a 30% discount against the current pitch fees for casual trading. 

This is an ideal opportunity for anyone who is considering starting their own business with minimal outlay.  

For full details, go to the market trading licence page.


Casual trading 

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: £28.51 per pitch per day (see discount scheme above) 

Saturday: £33.78 per pitch per day 

Kiosk casual pitches 

Kiosk small pitch: £11.61  

Kiosk medium pitch: £17.95 

You will be responsible for sourcing and paying for any electricity you use.