Chrisp Street Market
The market stalls are located under a canopy
|Location||Poplar, Tower Hamlets, Greater London|
|Opening date||1951 (relocated from street)|
|Management||Tower Hamlets London Borough Council|
|Goods sold||General goods|
|Days normally open||Monday–Saturday|
|Number of tenants||80|
Chrisp Street Market was the first purpose-built pedestrian shopping area in the UK. It is located in Poplar in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, and forms part of the eastern edge of the Lansbury Estate. It features a prominent clock tower, shops, small retail outlets, cafes, market stalls and apartments. There are 80 market stalls.
The Tower Hamlets London Borough Council transferred ownership of the shopping arcades along with the rest of the Lansbury Estate to Poplar HARCA, a locally based housing association, in 2006. This association commissioned architects to draw up a master plan for the market.
The market was the main focus point and filming location of E14: A Dying Trade, a short documentary filmed in 2011.
East End of London favourites such as pie and mash are available alongside Chinese and Indian food outlets. Chrisp St Market also hosts "Bite", a monthly street food market taking place on the last Friday of each month.
London Buses Routes 15, 115, D6, 309, D8 and Night Route N15 serve the market.
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- E14 A Dying Trade
- Bite Street Food Archived 27 April 2015 at the Wayback Machine., Chrisp St Market, April 2015
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