Breaking: Wembley market could be hanging up its reigning title and relocating to Hanger Lane. An unhappy market trader expresses grief about moving to Hanger Lane and whether loyal customers will hang around?
The market is a valuable part of Wembley, stretching back to the early 70’s and still going strong today. Like many of you, I have early memories of this place; as a kid in the 80’s, waiting in anticipation at the weekend to go down to the market to get spoiled with cheap battery operated toys that I would only break a few days later. Or in the 90’s, seeking some jacket emblazoned with American football team badges. Whether they were counterfeit or not I had no idea, it was the 90’s, a completely different era.
On recent occasions going to Wembley market in the 00’s, it has been to join the queue for a Sunday helping of jerk chicken or other world food.
Wembley market operators Wendy Fair haven’t confirmed where they’re moving to; although they have revealed on their site “The best news is that when the market moves we will be open every week”.
In the shadow of Wembley Stadium the market has always been closed during event days.
Quintain who own the land around Wembley Stadium which in partnership with Brent Council and London Development Agency is behind one of the Capitals most ambitious regenerations. I’m sure you’re hearing more about London’s first Designer Outlet the Wembley LDO, which is opening up for business following the Sunday market departure.
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