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Wow! Sushi market stall holding sign that says Love Your Local Market
Wow! Sushi, Woolwich Market

Published: Wednesday, 15th May 2024

Markets across Greenwich are gearing up for Love Your Local Market fortnight. The global celebration of markets runs from this Friday, 17 May, to Saturday 1 June.

The Council is getting behind the campaign by showcasing the diversity and vibrancy of our local market scene, highlighting the vital role of markets within local communities and promoting training opportunities for aspiring traders. We will also be hosting a special event in Woolwich to kick off the celebrations on Friday.  

From the world-famous Greenwich Market to the neighbourhood markets which spring up regularly enlivening our town centres, our markets are the heartbeat of the community. As well as offering spaces for people to shop, eat, drink, relax and meet with others, they provide opportunities for entrepreneurs to trial their business ideas or a new and exciting platform for existing businesses.  

Roon's Catering holding sign that reads love your local market

Roon's Catering, Woolwich Market

Love Your Local Market is a great reminder to pop along to one of the markets in Greenwich and support local traders. Why not take a photo and share it on social media with the #LYLM2024 hashtag and tagging us at @royal_greenwich?  

D Namaste on the Wheel, Woolwich Market

D Namaste on the Wheel, Woolwich Market

If you have a business idea you would like to trial, or already run a business and would like to try the markets as a platform please get in touch at street-trading@royalgreenwich.gov.uk. 

Cook a Pot, Woolwich Market

Cook a Pot, Woolwich Market

#LYLM2024 EVENTS 

Woolwich Market Take-Over 
Friday 17 May, 12pm to 8pm 
General Gordon Square, SE18 

On Friday 17 May, head to General Gordon Square, for a Love Your Local Market take-over of Woolwich Market. Enjoy more stalls than ever before serving up delicious street food from all over the world, including kebabs, sushi, paella and goodies from Nepal, India, China, Somalia, Ethiopia, West Indies and South America.  

Throughout the day get stuck into workshops and craft activities run by GCDA, entertainment, fairground rides and a bouncy castle. The event is extended until the evening as part of #WoolwichLates. 

Plan your visit 

Greenwich Market  
Open daily, from 10am to 5.30pm 
Greenwich town centre, SE10 

The iconic Greenwich Market has planned an exciting programme of events. Alongside the rich variety of stalls, stores and food trucks for which the market is renowned, visitors will be treated to free musical performances on most days throughout the fortnight. 

Plan your visit 

Traditional ice cream, Woolwich Market

Traditional ice cream, Woolwich Market

About Love Your Local Market 

Started in 2012 to encourage people to support their high streets, the Love Your Local Market campaign is led by NABMA – the National Association of British Market Authorities.  

Now in its 13th year, the Love Your Local Market Campaign has garnered global recognition, celebrated in over 24 countries. Market events, promotions, and special offers abound during the campaign period, encouraging all to explore their local markets. 

Find out more