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Choose from a variety a market stalls from cafe's selling hot and cold sandwiches and 3 course lunches, to speciality coffee shops selling Americanos, Lattes, Cappuccino's and Mocha's. Local traders selling Jerusalem artichokes, Pineapples, English pears, Clementines and cucumbers to pork sausages, Chicken breast fillets and Yorkshire lamb chops sit comfortably within the market on the ground floor.
Originally weekly markets were held on Thursdays and Saturdays. The Saturday market was held in Princess Street (formerly known as Nether Westgate); you can still see the remains of the Old Market Cross (also known as Butter Cross) near to Princess Street, at Low Conduit Street.
The basement of the Market Hall was originally used as a bonded warehouse. Records show that in the late 1800s Henry Welburn & Co used the bonded warehouse – his original business being as a wine and spirit merchant, as well as groceries, provisions and “Italian goods of first rate quality”.