Loughborough market named best in Britain

Loughborough market has been crowned best large outdoor market Credit: Charnwood Borough Council

Loughborough market has been crowned best large outdoor market at the British Market of the Year Awards.

The market was praised for supporting traders with the ‘Try a Trade’ offer. That allows people to have a free stall on the market for a day and 50 per cent off a stall for three months. The award also recognises the market's work with Loughborough University. Traders spent a day on campus, and students held a lecture in the market place.

Loughborough’s markets are held every Thursday and Saturday Credit: Charnwood Borough Council

Councillor David Hayes said:

We’re absolutely delighted to have won best large outdoor market! Loughborough market is a fantastic part of our town centre and provides not only the Thursday and Saturday retail markets, but also vintage, farmers and festive markets throughout the year too.

Councillor David Hayes