Just across the road from the Central Arcade is one of the ten entrances to the historic Grainger Market.  When it opened in 1835 the market, said to be the largest covered market in the world, was divided between eastern and western sides for meat and vegetables respectively.  There are still plenty of butchers and greengrocers to be found here but the market has diversified over the years and there are now craft and jewellery stalls alongside artisan bakers, florists and coffee shops.

 

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At five o’clock many of the stalls were closing up but there were still enough open to give a glimpse of the variety on offer.  Next time I’ll make sure to visit earlier in the day.