Crisp Street Market, Poplar, London

Fredrick Gibberd
Date Built
Crisp Street, Poplar
The Crisp Street Market occupies a site that was once home to a Victorian street market. 

Designed by Frederick Gibberd, and part of the Lansbury Estate, Crisp Street Market was apparently the first fully pedestrianized shopping centre in the UK.  It was part of the "Living Architecture" element of the Festival of Britain and, as such, meant to be an example of modern urban design.

The open market area is flanked by typical housing of that period.

The clock tower still graces the market and, sixty three years after it was erected, the clock is still working and keeping good time, at least it was in June of 2014 when I took these images.