I used to live there until March 2001. I lived there for two years. It's a great street, but incredibly noisy. The stall holders start at about 5am and it's extremely nosiy. I slept with ear plugs every night, and was still woken up.
It is a great street with buckets of character although we have also had problems with noisey stall holders. Apart from the market it's actually a VERY quiet street - evenings, sat pm, sun etc.
Officially the stall holders are not allowed to open before 8am and are only allowed 2 hours to set-up according to their licences, We had a problem with a stall hodler who was starting at 4am in the summer! The council were quite effecient in issuing warnings and we have since had no problems and fantastic nights sleep!