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Queens Road Market, locally known as Queen's or Green Street Market, is a 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. It was not until 1925 that the borough obtained statutory powers to regulate street markets[1].

The modern market is now largely covered, but remains ethnically diverse selling an eclectic mix of household objects and exotic vegetables. The market is closed Monday, Wednesday and Sunday.

From November 2006, in the face of a vigorous local campaign of opposition, Newham Council has proposed a redevelopment of the existing market site, including a supermarket and luxury housing above a much smaller covered market.[2]

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Coordinates: 51°32′07″N 0°02′04″E / 51.53528°N 0.03444°E / 51.53528; 0.03444

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