The market in January 2006
|Location||Soho, Westminster, London|
|Management||Westminster City Council|
|Owner||Westminster City Council|
|Goods sold||General goods|
|Days normally open||Monday–Saturday|
|Number of tenants||18|
Berwick Street is a street in the Soho district of the City of Westminster. Berwick Street runs between Oxford Street to the north and Walker's Court at the south.
Berwick Street was built between 1687 and 1703. The Green Man public house has been at No. 57 since 1738. The market was established in the 18th century, though it was not officially recognised until 1892, making it one of the oldest markets in London.
Berwick Street Market is a small outdoor general retail market on Berwick Street in the heart of Soho, London,selling fruit and vegetables, hot food, fish, clothing, accessories, household goods, luggage, jewellery and general goods.
It is open Monday to Saturday from 8 am until 6 pm.
This article contains content that is written like an advertisement . (March 2020) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)
In addition to the market, there are many shops and restaurants along the street, including some pubs, delis, cafés, record stores, vintage shops, clothing shops, hairdressers, bike shops and fabric shops.
Popular eating and drinking locations include traditional London pub The Blue Posts, Ember Yard and Polpetto, dim sum restaurant Yauatcha, and Alan Yau's Chinese pub concept Duck & Rice. Diverse café style dining is also available with quirky independents Foxcroft & Ginger, Flat White and Damson & Co.
Synonymous with the fashion & textile industry, Berwick Street offer a diverse mix of independent, international and vintage fashion stores including denim brand Nudie Jeans, Underground shoes, British menswear brands Percival, Universal Works and Oliver Spencer, as well as cult stores Supreme and Footpatrol and high-profile tailor Chris Kerr.
Fabric shops can also be found, including three stores from Misan Fabric, The Cloth House, The Silk Society and Borovick Fabrics.
Berwick Street mixes the old and the new with independent concepts including one stop cycle shop and café Soho Bikes, hair salon Bleach, antiques and vintage shop Absolute Vintage, Gosh comics and quality art material store Cass Art.
Berwick Street is well known for its independent record shops, especially through the 1990s into the early 21st century (including Phonica records, Sounds of The Universe, Sister Ray, and Mr Bongo's), however many have closed due to the emergence of digital downloading. The street is also home to a variety of studios and advertising firms, including Berwick Post, Silk Sound, Vivid London, Street Furniture and Felt Music.
There is a cabaret venue, The Box Soho (on the site of the former Raymond Revuebar), and some smaller restaurants and bars. The street is crossed by Peter Street, Broadwick Street, D'Arblay Street and Noel Street.
The cover photograph of Oasis' second album (What's the Story) Morning Glory? was taken at Berwick Street.
The nearest London Underground stations are Piccadilly Circus, Oxford Circus, Tottenham Court Road and Leicester Square.
In 2005 Westminster City Council's Corporate Property Department presented a planning application, known internally as Project Fox, to redevelop the west side of Berwick Street Market, against local opposition.At a hearing on 28 July 2005, the Planning and City Development Committee refused planning permission for the application and the scheme was eventually withdrawn entirely, following which the Berwick Street Planning Brief was drawn up by the Council's Planning Department in consultation with local stakeholders.
In November 2012 it was announced that PMB Holdings, a property company chaired by Peter Beckwith, had acquired the rights for the regeneration of the historic fruit market in Berwick Street and a row of 12 shops and offices. The agreement came more than a year after PMB was selected as preferred bidder, beating local landlords Soho Estates and Shaftesbury, and Henderson Global Investors, among others, to the deal.
Soho is an area of the City of Westminster, part of the West End of London. Originally a fashionable district for the aristocracy, it has been one of the main entertainment districts in the capital since the 19th century.
Charing Cross Road is a street in central London running immediately north of St Martin-in-the-Fields to St Giles Circus and then becomes Tottenham Court Road. It is so called because it leads from the north in the direction of Charing Cross at the south side of Trafalgar Square, which it connects via St Martin's Place and the motorised east side of the square.
The West End of London is a district of Central London, west of the City of London and north of the River Thames, in which many of the city's major tourist attractions, shops, businesses, government buildings and entertainment venues, including West End theatres, are concentrated.
Mayfair is an affluent area in the West End of London towards the eastern edge of Hyde Park, in the City of Westminster, between Oxford Street, Regent Street, Piccadilly and Park Lane. It is one of the most expensive districts in London and the world.
Covent Garden is a district in London, on the eastern fringes of the West End, between St Martin's Lane and Drury Lane. It is associated with the former fruit-and-vegetable market in the central square, now a popular shopping and tourist site, and with the Royal Opera House, itself known as "Covent Garden". The district is divided by the main thoroughfare of Long Acre, north of which is given over to independent shops centred on Neal's Yard and Seven Dials, while the south contains the central square with its street performers and most of the historical buildings, theatres and entertainment facilities, including the London Transport Museum and the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane.
Tottenham Court Road is a major road in Central London, almost entirely within the London Borough of Camden.
Regent Street is a major shopping street in the West End of London. It is named after George, the Prince Regent and was laid out under the direction of the architect John Nash and James Burton. It runs from Waterloo Place in St James's at the southern end, through Piccadilly Circus and Oxford Circus, to All Souls Church. From there Langham Place and Portland Place continue the route to Regent's Park.
Oxford Circus is a road junction connecting Oxford Street and Regent Street in the West End of London. It is also the entrance to Oxford Circus tube station.
Oxford Street is a major road in the City of Westminster in the West End of London, running from Tottenham Court Road to Marble Arch via Oxford Circus. It is Europe's busiest shopping street, with around half a million daily visitors, and as of 2012 had approximately 300 shops. It is designated as part of the A40, a major road between London and Fishguard, though it is not signed as such, and traffic is regularly restricted to buses and taxis.
Wardour Street is a street in Soho, City of Westminster, London. It is a one-way street that runs north from Leicester Square, through Chinatown, across Shaftesbury Avenue to Oxford Street. Throughout the 20th century the street became a centre for the British film industry and popular music scene.
Old Compton Street is a road that runs east–west through Soho in the West End of London.
Carnaby Street is a pedestrianised shopping street in Soho in the City of Westminster, Central London. Close to Oxford Street and Regent Street, it is home to fashion and lifestyle retailers, including many independent fashion boutiques.
The Angel, Islington is a historic landmark and a series of buildings that have stood on the corner of Islington High Street and Pentonville Road in Islington, London, England. The land originally belonged to the Clerkenwell Priory and has had various properties built on it since the 16th century. The site was bisected by the New Road, which opened in 1756, and properties on the site have been rebuilt several times up to the 20th century. The corner site gave its name to Angel tube station, opened in 1901, and the surrounding Angel area of London.
Broadwick Street is a street in Soho, City of Westminster, London. It runs for 0.18 miles (0.29 km) approximately west-east between Marshall Street and Wardour Street, crossing Berwick Street.
St Martin's Lane is a street in the City of Westminster, which runs from the church of St Martin-in-the-Fields, after which it is named, near Trafalgar Square northwards to Long Acre. At its northern end, it becomes Monmouth Street. St Martin's Lane and Monmouth Street together form the B404.
Coventry Street is a short street in the West End of London, connecting Piccadilly Circus to Leicester Square. Part of the street is a section of the A4, a major road through London. It is named after the politician Henry Coventry, secretary of state to Charles II.
Greek Street is a street in Soho, London, leading south from Soho Square to Shaftesbury Avenue. The street is famous for its restaurants and cosmopolitan nature.
Homer Street is a quiet one-way street in the Marylebone neighbourhood of the City of Westminster, London. It runs from Old Marylebone Road in the north to Crawford Street in the south. The street is part of the Bryanston and Dorset Square Ward of Westminster City Council. Its postcode is W1H.
Marylebone Lane is one of the original streets of the Marylebone district of the City of Westminster, London. It runs from Oxford Street in the south to Marylebone High Street in the north, its winding shape following the course of the River Tyburn that it once ran alongside and pre-dating the grid pattern of the other streets in the area. Today the lane is largely composed of small shops, cafes and restaurants with some small apartment blocks. There are some larger commercial buildings at the southern end near Oxford Street.
The Green Man is a Grade II listed public house at 57 Berwick Street, in London's Soho.