The market has about 84 stalls at present with many traders having plied their wares for over 20 years (some second generation). There is always a very good stall selection with little duplication where possible. This leads to a pleasant, friendly atmosphere enjoyed by traders and customers alike.
“Epinga” as it was known around the Doomsday Book of 1066, was a collection of farms and a chapel. Today, Epping has become much larger developing from forest land into the Town we see now.
The market continued to grow with the town as it was on a main stagecoach and mail coach route with about 25 coaches passing through a day. In 1253, King Henry III gave Charter status to hold a market once a week on a Monday. The market was renowned for selling wives in its’ early days! Epping became the centre of trade in the area and has continued ever since. This included a livestock market which was still present until 1961.
Today’s market on a Monday attracts visitors from many localities, far and wide. It has a great reputation for quality and service with good transport links into the town. While here, there are many places to eat and relax, catering for all tastes and budgets so why not come to experience THE place to shop on a Monday.
To view details of The Royal Charter attached to Epping Market click here
- In town/city centre
- All areas accessible to disabled visitors
- Designated parking provided for guests with disabilities - Disabled parking in nearby car parks.
Parking & Transport
- Frequent bus services - A number of different buses pass through Epping High Street.
- On Site Car Parking - Short and Long Stay car parks situated behind the High Street with alleyways connecting.
- Railway station within 5 miles - Epping Station is on the Central Line.
- Railway station within walking distance - Epping Station, on the Central Line, is a few minutes walk from the Market.
- Station nearby - Epping Station is on the Central Line.
- Taxi rank nearby
- Café - Plenty of cafes and coffee shops in the High Street.
- Restaurant - A range of restaurants in the High Street.
- All weather attraction - Market open whatever the weather.
- Cash machines
- Open all year round
- Open on bank holidays - Market every Monday and Bank Holidays.
- Public toilets - Public toilets in the car park behind the High Street.
Map & Directions
Epping Market is situated on the B1393 in Epping High Street.
M11 Junction 5 Loughton (Southbound slips only)
M11 Junction 7 Harlow
M25 Junction 26 Waltham Abbey, A414
There are two car parks behind the market. One is a long stay and the other a short stay. Both have a “cut through” to the market so ease of access is assured. There is also parking in the surrounding streets.
Public Transport Directions
Epping Station is on the Central Line.
There are many bus routes that pass through Epping so consult your local operator before coming to see us. (www.travelinesoutheast.org.uk.)
There is also an Epping to Ongar steam train heritage service serving Ongar, North Weald and Epping, with a Heritage bus at Epping Station which runs up to the High Street and back to the station. Book online at www.eorailway.co.uk or telephone 01277-365200