Croydon’s Surrey Street will be fully open for business on Sundays from 4 September with a new weekly market.
As part of a £500,000 package of improvements the council has opened the street to seven-day trading, meaning that Sunday shoppers can now browse stalls as part of their visit to the town centre.
The first Sunday market day is set to feature a wide range of street food, as well as a much-anticipated artisan baker and a variety of clothing and handmade gifts.
Over coming months the street will see the council spending money on upgrading the pavements and road surface, introducing better signage and public art, and creating a space where people can stop to relax and enjoy an outdoor meal or some street entertainment.
“Surrey Street is very much the heart of Croydon’s independent shopping and dining offer. It’s a bustling market six days a week, and we know from speaking to local people that there’s a real demand for it to open week-round. We’ve had a huge amount of interest from new traders, and over the next few months we expect to see Surrey Street being the place to be on Sundays.”
Councillor Mark Watson, cabinet member for economy and jobs