Billingsgate Fish Market

Billingsgate is the United Kingdom's largest inland fish market.

The original market traded in Lower Thames Street for 900 years, between Tower Bridge and London Bridge. It was originally a general market for corn, coal, iron, wine, salt, pottery, fish and miscellaneous goods, but became associated exclusively with the fish trade in the sixteenth century.

In January 1982, the market moved to a renovated warehouse in the West India Docks and opened to the public. The clock in the middle of the main market area is a fibre glass copy of the original. One of the few relics transferred was the old Billingsgate Bell.

The market complex covers an area of 13 acres and is entirely self-contained. The ground floor of the building comprises a large trading hall with 98 stands and 30 shops, including two cafes.

Opening Hours
Tuesday to Saturday from 5am until 8.30am.
Sunday from 6am until 8am.

Billingsgate Fish Market
Trafalgar Way
Isle of Dogs

Location Map

+44 (0)20 7987 1118

Nearest Tube / Rail Station
Docklands Light Railway: Poplar

Bus Routes
277, D6, D7, D8