Black Friday at Piccadilly Market

fabrice-jouet-london-25Join us at Piccadilly Market for Black Friday madness!

Shoppers are expected to splash out more than £4 billion in a record-breaking sales frenzy from Black Friday to Cyber Monday.

What is Black Friday?

Originally a US tradition falling on the day after Thanksgiving each year. It marks the beginning of the Christmas selling season with retailers anxious to get customers spending.

What is Cyber Monday?

Cyber Monday is a marketing term for the Monday after Thanksgiving. The term was created by US marketing companies to persuade people to shop online.la-galeria-1

Dennis Marshall RIP

dennis-marshall-piccadilly-market-1dennis-marshall-piccadilly-market-2With great regret we announce the death of Dennis Marshall of the London Souvenir Stall. Dennis was one of the original traders when Piccadilly Market opened in 1981.

The stall will be closed today (22nd October 2016) and next week. Scores of people knew Dennis and a Book Of Condolence is on the stall for you to record memories and best wishes for the family.

If you cannot visit the stall and would like to email an entry for the Book please send to webmaster@piccadilly-market.co.uk.dennis-marshall-piccadilly-market

Old London Town = Singapore Airport?

portobello-road-market-1960sTwo articles on the wrecking of poor old London, including the “cleansing” of our sister market on Portobello Road. If the whole of central London is “developed” to resemble Singapore Airport that would be a shame, no?

Save us from the developers’ vision of an antiseptic London

Soon the wealthy will wipe clean every fun, tatty area – and not just in London

Happy Days!

chris-hannahCongratulations to Chris, Head Verger at St James’s Church Piccadily and good friend of Piccadilly Market, on his engagement yesterday to Hannah. We wish them every happiness!

Scruffy creativity v. commercial sanitisation

berwick-street-marketPiccadilly Market is fortunate to have the Church of England as landlord and to occupy grade I listed land on which an office block, housing hedge fund managers, can never be built. But it would be sad if our sister market at nearby Berwick Street (which dates back to the 18th century and used to have 150 stalls) transforms into “a grotesque, departure-lounge retail scenario.”

More details here.