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Romford Market is a historic large outdoor retail market that is still thriving in the heart of Romford.

Open three days a week with a wide range of stalls available, each day at Romford Market brings a unique shopping experience. 

First opened in 1247 by Royal Order as a sheep and cattle market, today you can find fashion, homeware and household, fresh food stalls, our fantastic street food stalls and much more.

Romford Market is a historical market that was first opened nearly 800 years ago, and is still thriving in the centre of Romford today. 

Open every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, there are always a huge range of stalls, making it the perfect place to visit for all your shopping needs. 

From fashion to fresh fish and seafood, toys to trainers, books to bananas; each day the market brings different traders with something new to discover. 

Community always remains at the heart of our market. Not only is it a great place to shop, you will also often find free events for the whole family to get involved in, and the warm and friendly atmosphere never fades. 

The stalls line Romford Market Place, bringing a unique experience of shopping and eating al fresco in the fresh air and sunshine, and you can even bring your dog along as long as they are well-behaved and on a lead. 

Whether you choose to walk, cycle, drive or travel by bus or train to the market, it could not be easier to visit us from across Havering and beyond. 

Romford Market was first opened in 1247 by Royal Order during King Henry III’s reign.

Originally selling sheep and cattle, it soon become a key trading centre and was well established as a supplier of goods to London. 

You can read all about the market’s history in our Romford Market History book hosted on the issuu website including its involvement in the first world war, the changeover of torch bearers for the Olympic Torch relay and how wives were once sold on the market.

Wednesday: 9am to 4.30pm
Friday: 9am to 4.30pm
Saturday: 9am to 5pm

Market Place, Romford RM1 3ER

The market can be accessed via St Edwards Way, Market Link, Laurie Walk, Swan Walk, High Street, South Street, North Street and Mercury Gardens.

Romford Market is easily accessible with excellent public transport connections, including buses and rail.

The Romford Market bus stops are just a 2 minute walk away with many buses stopping there.

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Romford Rail Station is a 7 minute walk away, with access from across London and Essex via the Elizabeth Line and London Overground. 

There are also several car parks within walking distance, as well as on-street parking on High Street, RM1 1JL.

Each day the stalls trading on the market can differ.

The list below is a typical example of our regular traders, however we also have an array of casual traders who regularly join the market. 

  • Ladies clothing
  • Men’s clothing and work wear  
  • Baby and children’s clothing 
  • Nightwear 
  • Jewellery and fashion accessories
  • Homeware and furniture 
  • Household items 
  • Toys and books 
  • Tools and technology accessories 
  • Plants, flowers and garden furniture 
  • Health and wellbeing 
  • Fruit and veg 
  • Fishmonger 
  • Butcher 
  • Street food

We are always looking to welcome new traders to join our market and become a part of our bustling community. 

Pitch rent starts at just £20 a day for casual traders, with reduced costs and fixed positions available should you wish to become a permanent licensed trader. 

More information, including documentation required, costs breakdown and contact details, as well as the casual trader registration form is in our Becoming a Romford Market Trader pack.

On market days (Wednesday, Friday and Saturday) there are public toilets open for use on the ground floor of Tollgate House, with disabled cubicles and baby changing facilities available.

Romford Market often hosts a range of community events for everyone, including live music, Easter Egg Hunt, and a full Christmas programme.

You can find further information on upcoming events on our calendar, or on our social media pages.

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