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Saving the Queens

Saving the Queens is a project focused on the history of the market and the market trader’s stories over the past 80 years.

Queen’s Market was first recorded 110 years ago and has always encouraged local entrepreneurs and specialist businesses both at home and new communities from other countries. Queen’s Road Market, locally known as Queen’s or Green Street Market, is an historic street market in the London Borough of Newham. It lies adjacent to Green Street and Upton Park tube station. The street market originated in Green Street at the boundary between East Ham and West Ham in the late Victorian era when the new suburb of East Ham began to be developed.



Originally the stall holders were Jewish traders from Whitechapel and the East End, selling clothing and vegetables. The traders were pushed into Queens Road in 1904 to stop them obstructing the main road and to allow for the passage of trams. The modern market is now largely covered but remains ethnically diverse, selling a mix of household objects and exotic vegetables.

In June 2004 Newham Council proposed a redevelopment of the existing market site which was to include a supermarket and luxury housing – including a 31-storey tower block – around an enclosed market hall. There was a vigorous local campaign of opposition from local traders and the community forming the Friends of Queens Market Campaign. The supermarket pulled out in 2006 and the developer pulled out in 2010, the campaign continues today led by the local community.


Here, photographer Vassa Nicolaou documented a day in the life of Queens Market, capturing stall owners in their lively surroundings and the colourful products they sell.

*** These images have a QR code which will take you to more oral history excerpts when scanned with a smartphone application. Please click on the images to enlarge, and use your phone to scan the QR code. ***

Queens Market

Queens Market

Queens Market

Queens Market

Queens Market

Queens Market

Queens Market

Queens Market

Queens Market