Bury Market has scooped the title for Britain’s Favourite Market for 2022—marking the second time it has won the accolade.

The annual Great British Market Awards took place last week, with Bury securing the ceremony’s most prestigious category on the night.

Every year, the award receives tens of thousands public votes, before shortlisted spots are visited by a mystery shopper and ultimately chosen by a panel of industry experts.

Attracting millions of visitors every year, Bury Market has cemented itself as a tourist hotspot with nearly 400 stalls spread across three different sites—the market hall, outdoor market and fish and meat hall.

A new flexi-hall, a state-of-the-art, carbon neutral, multifunctional events space is set to add to that, after the town won £20m from the ‘Levelling Up Fund’.

Councillor Mick Barker, President of NABMA, said: “After over 30,000 public votes were received online, it is heartening to see passion and enthusiasm for markets across the country.

“Year on year this competition demonstrates the value and pride that towns and cities place in their local market and the innovation and diversity that applies in modern market management.

“Congratulations to Bury Market.”

Warrington Market also made the winners list, being recognised as Britain’s Best Large Indoor Market.

Thu 3 Feb, Bury Market,
1 Murray Rd, Bury BL9 0BJ
Bradley Lengden
Published on:
Tue 8 Feb 2022