street market



street market (plural street markets)

  1. A temporary public market, normally set up outdoors on certain days of the week, often, but not always, in a street. Sometimes they can be found in a car park or in a market square.
    • 1975, Philip Howard, London's River, p 107
      The backbone of the old Cockney kingdom of Lambeth used to be Lambeth Walk, the famous old street market that runs parallel to the river behind Lambeth Road.
    • 2007, Sept 2, Fiona Dunlop, North Africa for food lovers. The Guardian
      Buy a bog-standard one at the street market in Souk Chaaria, near the Musee de Marrakech.
    • 1956-2000, H. P. R. Finberg, Joan Thirsk, Edith H. Whetham, Stuart Piggott, H. E. Hallam, Edward Miller, G. E. Mingay, E. J. T. Collins, The agrarian history of England and Wales, page 992
      It was not the custom of London consumers to walk any distance for their food, or any other goods. As a result of this and the inability of the London County Council to establish a single authority to regulate existng markets and establish properly regulated new ones when the need arose, the irregular street market set up in densely populated districts was a feature of the capital. In 1891 there were 112, all unauthorised, and containing 5,292 stalls, of which 65 percent were set aside for the sale of perishable commodities.


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