Broadway Market is a Victorian street market situated in Hackney, North London. In addition to the thriving Saturday market, there are over 70 shops, cafés and restaurants open seven days a week from dawn to dusk. From costermongers to green-grocers, everything that is fit to sell is on offer here.
The street is part of the old “Porter’s Path” and has been in use since Roman Times. Read more of its colourful history here.
In more modern times, Broadway Market, and specifically the barber shop, was the location for David Cronenberg’s 2007 film, Eastern Promises. The opening scenes of the 1988 movie Buster were shot at the Regent’s Canal end of the market. It was also used for filming some scenes in the 1947 film Odd Man Out. Along with many squares and streets in the East End of London, it is rumoured that the old Broadway Market partly inspired EastEnders.