WALTHAMSTOW Market is the longest street market in Europe but stall spaces lie empty and disused at the end nearest St James Street.
However that could all change with plans to turn the kilometre long market in High Street, which mainly sells fruit and veg, shoes, CDs, and clothing, into an arts and culture attraction.
Independent traders selling ethnic food, vintage clothing and art and crafts will be encouraged to set up shop there with offers of free rent for three months, or 12 Saturdays, and half-price rent for a further three months in a move designed to emulate the successful renovation of Wood Street Indoor Market.
Once the site of a cinema and a prosperous antiques emporium, Wood Street had fallen on hard times until 21 new businesses were able to open through funding made available by Mayor Boris Johnson.
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