Romford Market

Romford Market is a large open market with 270 stalls,[1][2] located in Romford, London Borough of Havering, Greater London, England. The market is open on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 8.30 am to 4.30 pm (5 pm on Saturdays).[2]

Romford Market
Market place without stalls
LocationRomford, Havering, Greater London
Coordinates51.57912°N 0.18170°E / 51.57912; 0.18170
AddressTollgate House, Market Place
Opening date1247
ManagementHavering London Borough Council
OwnerHavering London Borough Council
Goods soldGeneral goods, food
Days normally openWednesday, Friday, Saturday
Number of tenants270 stalls (150 regular traders)
Parkingcars,vans,lorries and coaches


The market originated as a sheep market in 1247.[3] Under the Royal Charter of the Liberty of Havering, granted by King Henry III no other market is permitted to set up within a day's sheep drive (six and two-thirds miles) of Romford. The market is the subject of a 1726 legal case called Keech v. Sandford.[4] This is one of the foundational cases of English trust law, on the fiduciary duty of loyalty. The market was also used to film parts of The Prodigy's music video for the track "Voodoo People" remixed by Pendulum, and also a film starring Chris Kamara.


The market is a hub on the London Bus network with services to Canning Town, Leytonstone, Stratford, Rainham, Dagenham, Barkingside, Cranham, Barking, Ilford and Central London.[5]


As of 2015, Havering London Borough Council have plans to redevelop the market, introduce a new 'Market House' change the layout and offer a more diverse range of goods.[6]


  1. "Romford market". National Market Traders Federation. Retrieved 16 November 2013.
  2. Havering London Borough Council – Romford Market
  3. English History Online – Romford Economic History
  4. Keech v. Sandford (1726) Sel Cas. Ch.61
  5. Transport for London – Buses from Romford (PDF)
  6. Romford Market - the Everyday Adventure. 26/03/07.
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