Pets were often sold on the streets. Fortunately, that doesn’t happen now.
Club Row Market. East London, late 1950s.
Petticoat Lane Market. East London, early 1960s.
It was also possible to buy more exotic animals, like this little monkey, or large parrot.
Petticoat Lane Market, early 1960s.
Lambeth Walk General Market. South London, early 1960s.
Pearly Kings and Queens dancing ‘The Lambeth Walk’ in Lambeth Walk Market. Late 1950s.
Lewisham Market, South London. 1967.
East Street Market, South London. Late 1960s.
New Caledonian Antiques Market. South London, late 1960s.
Chapel Street Market, North London. Having corns removed in the street, 1959.
Brick Lane Market, East London. This photo is from 1983, and shows how little had changed.