North End Road market is joining a national celebration of local trading with two all-day events showing off the huge variety of food on offer to shoppers hungry for a bargain.
Vegetable artist Madam Zucchini, who wowed audiences on ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent, will be putting on a show with her vegetable puppets on Saturday 21 May, followed by a unicycling, plate spinning, balloon modelling clown on 28 May.
A one man band and face painting will be among the fun and students from West London College will be serving up free tasty treats on both days.
“North End Road Market is always packed with a massive array of stalls selling fresh food,” said Cllr Andrew Jones, Cabinet Member for Economic Development and Regeneration.
“As well as enjoying the fantastic entertainment, visitors will be able to meet a whole host of friendly traders, some who have just started and others whose families have been running stalls for decades.”
The events have been organised by Hammersmith & Fulham Council and the North End Road Market Action Group as part of their drive to revive this major high street which has been home to a wide variety of traders since the 1880s.
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There will be no traffic-free summer market this year because of gas works currently being carried out in Kings Road by National Grid.
“It’s a real shame not to have our traffic-free summer market this year because we know how popular it is with residents, said Cllr Jones.
“But we know residents are finding the diversions frustrating enough without us adding to the problem.
“The good news is National Grid’s road works are planned to finish in time for our popular Autumn and Christmas events.”