Roman Road is one of the East London’s oldest and most well known high streets, with its famous Roman Road Market operating on Tuesdays, Thursday and Saturday. This long straight road serves the neighbourhood of Bow and Globe Town, with Fish Island and the Olympic park at the western end and extending all the way to Bethnal Green at the other.

A new weekly market, Roman Road Yard Market, started on Saturday 19 March 2016. It runs every Saturday on the car park at the junction of Roman Road and St Stephen’s Road and sells vintage, crafts and street food.