Whitecross Street Market

Our Whitecross Street stall has an image from the frontispiece of ‘The Roaring Girl’ by Thomas MIddleton and Thomas Dekker, first performed at the Fortune Theatre around 1610, and featuring perhaps the first ever woman to appear on an English stage
Monday
10:30 am – 2:40 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am – 2:40 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am – 2:40 pm
Thursday
10:30 am – 2:40 pm
Friday
10:30 am – 2:40 pm
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Whitecross Street, just north of the Barbican Centre, was the home of the Fortune Theatre (1600-1660), which looked much like Shakespeare’s Globe south of the river. Then from 1817-1870 the street was famous for its debtor’s prison, built to relieve overcrowding at Newgate. More recently it has had a typical London street market which over the last 15 years has catered almost entirely to City workers on their lunch breaks.