Well Street Market

Well Street was once part of an old country lane from the 1850s stretching from Shoreditch to Homerton and the banks of the river Lea.

An early trader at this market went on to become a founder of one of Britain’s most successful businesses. Tesco was founded by 21 year old Jack Cohen who started trading from a barrow in Well Street Market in 1919 alongside dozens of other stalls.



Well Street, E9 6QT. Between Morning Lane and Terrace Road.

Public transport

Nearest station: Homerton Overground or Hackney Central stations.

Buses: Morning Lane and Well Street 26, 30, 277, 388 and 425.


Controlled parking zone Q. Free parking on Saturdays.


Street food, produce, fashion, live music, and London’s first teenage and student makers markets.

Find out more about Well Street Market

Address: Well Street Traders and Residents Association (WESTRA), 217-219 Well Street, E9

Page updated on: 25 May 2022

Markets Service


First Floor
51-63 Ridley Road
E8 2NP


Opening times

  • Markets office is open for tel enquiries and walk-in appointments, Mon-Fri 7am to 5pm