#LYLM2019 – Love Your Local Market 2019

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Loving Plymouth is easy; Loving our Local Market…even easier!

Plymouth is known so well for our history, our beautiful vista and friendly community. Perhaps what isn’t so well known (yet!)  is that Plymouth has enjoyed the retail therapy offered by a Market Stall since 1253!


In 1253 the town was granted the right to hold a market, indeed Henry VI himself sealed the deal in 1440 by granting a ‘Royal Charter’ to the then Mayor of Plymouth and Commonality for ‘fairs, feasts & markets’.

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Fairs, Fests & Markets…

Our community loves our market. Recently it has been under the lens and had much support from local investors, advocates and organisations. With a brilliant new re-brand it has seen a new lease of life, with many new traders taking up the opportunity to share their goods and services in a time honoured trade.

Today sees the first day of a national two week campaign called “Love Your Local Market”. The eighth year of NABMA’s campaigns; which is now successfully embraced in 24 different countries!

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So we wanted to join the #LYLM2019 celebration and say: “We LOVE our market”!

Like most things in Plymouth, it won’t surprise many to hear that history is very prevalent in our market! Held under a Grade II Listed roof with families that have shared their stall for generations.

Not only can you grab a unique bargain, you can also enjoy amazing street food and relax with an afternoon coffee and cake.

Located in Plymouth’s ‘West End’ since 1959, it is open six days a week and is a definite must see when you are exploring Plymouth’s shopping scene.

To all the traders and friends of our eclectic little Aladdin’s cave thank you; thank you for being so very brilliant and utterly unique.