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Chrisp Street Market is a marketplace and pedestrianized mostly uncovered promenade in Poplar, in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets on the eastern edge of the Lansbury Estate.

Designed by Frederick Gibberd, and built as part of the 1951 Festival of Britain. It was the first purpose-built pedestrian shopping area in the United Kingdom, built as part of the Festival of Britain. It features a prominent clock tower, shops, small retail outlets, pubs, cafes, apartments, and 80 market stalls.


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.

Chrisp Street On Air[]

From November 2013 to April 2014, Chrisp Street Market was host to a project entitled 'Chrisp Street On Air' - a pilot exercise in rejuvenating London markets. The project, conceived by multidisciplinary design firm The Decorators, began with a radio station set up within the market and available online. The radio station invited locals to explore the market's history, character, and future. The radio component also informed a further programme of events in conjunction with local organisations, such as a boxing exhibition with the Lansbury Amateur Boxing Club. The project also incorporated new market furniture for eating, along with stalls to facilitate the events. Poplar HARCA, the owner of the market, used recommendations based on the project to apply to the Greater London Authority for a new round of funding.


Chrisp Street Market is served by Docklands Light Railway at All Saints Station, the station entrance is on the East India Dock Road, opposite market, with on-train announcements for trains approaching the station describe it as "All Saints for Chrisp Street Market".

More information on the Wikipedia page [1].