A pop-up market has sprung to life in Welling this week, and iconic markets across south east London are continuing to reopen to the public this week.

In Greenwich, four major markets have reopened to the public as of Monday; Greenwich Market, Royal Arsenal Farmers Market, Beresford Square Market and Greenwich Vintage Market.

And in Bexley, a brand new pop-up market has been set up in Welling, bringing new stalls to the town centre.

Bexley Council have been working with the Welling Town Associates and local events company CC Events to set everything up, and the po-up stalls made the first appearance at Bellgrove Road in Welling last Saturday, July 11.

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New stalls and businesses will be appearing at the site every Saturday, 9:30am to 4:30pm, until the end of October.

Bexley Council say they wanted to give people "extra incentive" to visit the town centre and its shops, and support local businesses who will have inevitably struggled in lockdown.

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Bexley's deputy leader and cabinet member for growth, Cllr Louie French said: “There is no doubt that businesses up and down the country have suffered as a result of the pandemic.

"As shops start to re-open safely, in line with government guidelines, businesses are looking for new ways to sell their goods.

"We have worked with businesses in the town to bring these new stalls to Welling in a bid to provide an extra incentive for people to visit the town.

"Along with the stalls, visitors can take the time to pop-in to other local shops. If we can remember to support our local town centres at this difficult time, it will go a long way to help businesses stay open.”

Bexley's mayor has also been visiting local businesses, and on Saturday popped into a number of shops in Bexley Village, Abbeywood, Belverdere, Northumberland Heath, Barnehurst, Welling and Crayford.

The Mayor said the pop-up market was "brilliant in Welling today," after he'd enjoyed some barbecued Marmite sausages.

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Greenwich Council added that Eltham Producers Market was not yet open, but will be back on July 26.