Grainger Market

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Grainger Market, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Grainger Market - Smallest M&S In The World.
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Grainger Market Newcastle upon Tyne Reviews

Dr_Seuss Dr_Seuss
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Grainger Market Oct 06, 2012
Grainger Market is near Monument, with enterances from Grainger Street, unsurprisingly :D, Nelson Street and Clayton Street.

Built in 1835, by Richard Grainger, it was originally a Butchers Market, and revolutionised shopping in it's day as the largest indoor market in Europe. At the time of opening the local paper described it as being the most beautiful in the world.

Still close to it's original state, the main difference being that it's wooden roof was burnt down and replaced with a 'railway station' type glass arch roof in 1901.

Still a thriving market, with a great variety of stalls and shops. Home to the smallest Marks & Spencers in the world, Marks & Spencers Original Penny Bazaar, which has been there since 1895. Also still has the old Weigh House, a legal requirement at the time of building.

Has stalls selling fresh fruit and veg, traditional butchers, clothes,toys and one that just sold biscuits.

The Market has an exhaibition area where events are sometimes staged, and also at times has themed markets. Plenty of little cafes in it to sit and have a cuppa.

Nice place to go in and have a look around for a short while and apreciate the history of it.
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