Southall MarketSOUTHALL MARKET
High Street, Southall, UB1 3DG
(Opposite Southall Police Station)
|Tues||9am-3pm||Poultry (ceased in 2007)|
|Wed||9am-3pm||Horses (ceased in 2007)|
Southall market has not had a coat of paint for decades but is still well attended on Saturday due to the cheap fruit and veg and various other stalls for jewellery, asian clothing, shoes and cutlery. As well as buying cheap fresh asian herbs, you can also buy fresh fish. Southall market could easily be classed as a car boot sale if it was not so close to Southall Broadway.
Recent History of Southall market
Half of the market area was sold to Ealing Council for a much needed car park (even though it is not in a central location). Currently that car park site is being redeveloped into block of flats. Most of the parking will be retained.
Most of the rest was also sold. Currently that is also being redeveloped into a block of flats.
Very little of the market is left. It has partially moved onto Southall Square in front of Lidl. Southall Square used to offer a few parking spaces in front of Lidl. These were removed to form a very large pavement space to be used for special occassions.
History of Southall market
In 1698, Francis Merrick of Southall was granted permission by William III to hold a cattle market in the village of Southall. At that time the population of Southall was around 697.
In 1805, the lease to the market was bought by William Welch and he built a market-place for showing the cattle.
Even in 1961, horses, cattle, pigs, carts, and harness were sold on Wednesdays. General produce and market stalls were held every Saturday.
"1.8.2007 was the last horse market to take place, ever. Also 31.7.2007 was the last small animal market to take place, ever. After 308 years they are both now gone - an end of an era." Mrs Doubtfire.
Getting to Southall market
It is only 5 minutes walk from Southall Railway Station. There is a bus stop very close by, outside the newly opened Lidl store. As the market is off the main Uxbridge Road, there are many buses services that stop there.