The Greater Manchester market named Britain’s Favourite Market 2022

Bury Market has once again triumphed in the annual awards.

A Greater Manchester market has been given the top gong at Britain’s Favourite Market awards.

Historic Bury Market claimed the top prize at the annual awards ceremony in Birmingham.

Bury Market was granted its charter in the 1440s and now attracts millions of visitors every year from across the country.

The market previously won £20m in government funding under the Levelling Up fund - the maximum amount of cash available. The money will go towards building a new flexi-hall and regenerate the surrounding area.

Bury Market Credit: AFP/Getty

‘Pride in our markets’


The awards are voted for by the public and then a shortlist is visited by a ‘mystery shopper’ panel to decide the winners.

They are organised by NABMA (The National Association of British Market Authorities).

Coun Mick Barker, president of NABMA, said: “After over 30,000 public votes were received online, it is heartening to see passion and enthusiasm for markets across the country.

“Year on year this competition demonstrates the value and pride that towns and cities place in their local market and the innovation and diversity that applies in modern market management.

“Congratulations to Bury Market.”

For a full list of winners, see here.