West Handyside Canopy

Then …

This canopy roof was constructed in 1888 to provide a covered area for unloading of fish and other perishable goods. The goods were unloaded from the railway carriages for distribution around London. Fish was sold here on Sundays when Billingsgate in the City of London was closed. Railway traffic ceased during the 1970s, but the area continued to be used for deliveries and parking.

… and now

The canopy has been restored and is used as an events space and to host Canopy Market, an independent weekend market supporting independent, artisan food producers, street food traders, craft, art and designer-makers, plus music and craft drinks, all under one roof.

  • Location

    1 Wharf Rd
    King’s Cross
    London, N1C 4BZ

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