Themed markets to come to Wolverhampton's Dudley Street

By Annabal Bagdi | Dining out | Published:

Dishes from across the globe, spooky treats and glasses of bubbly are set to entice visitors into a city market.

(L-R): Mayor of Wolverhampton, Councillor Phil Page, Mayoress of Wolverhampton, Elaine Hadley-Howell, LSD-Promotions Director, Dermot McGillicuddy, and Councillor Steve Evans

A host of themed events will take over Wolverhampton's newest market in Dudley Street over the next three months.

It comes after Wolverhampton council joined forces with market operator LSD Promotions to develop the new events.

Councillor Steve Evans, cabinet member for city environment, said: "We are continually looking to develop our market offer and these themed markets will definitely add a great deal of colour and variety.

“This is an extension of the fantastic events we are now staging in the city centre, such as the successful Food & Drink Festival and Victorian Christmas Market – both of which were attended by thousands of people.

“The themed markets should create a real buzz at the heart of the city centre and there will be plenty on offer for all the family.

“It is also the ideal opportunity to make a day of it and visit Wolverhampton’s attractions, range of independent retailers, or take the weight of your feet and relax in one of the city’s cafes, pubs and restaurants.”

Families from across the region can pop along to the first themed market - 'Around the World' - on Saturday, August 25.

Visitors will be offered products from a number of different countries, while a chocolate and Prosecco-themed market will take place on September 29.


A Halloween market will take over the venue on October 27, with decorated stalls, tricks and frights lined-up.

Organiser and LSD Promotions director Dermot McGillicuddy, , added: "Wolverhampton is a great city that already has so much to offer, it has great accessibility by rail, and public transport, reliable taxi companies all over the city, and great parking facilities.

“Our objective is to make the city a ‘go to destination’ to attract not only local people but visitors from far and wide - and we believe our special markets, festivals and events will do just that.

“We are very excited and privileged to be playing our part in presenting these new events which will develop and grow over the coming years, and our creative team are already busy brainstorming some very exciting festival themes for 2019.”

All themed markets will open from 10am until 5pm.

Annabal Bagdi

By Annabal Bagdi

Senior reporter based at head office in Wolverhampton. Get in touch on 01902 319 229 or at


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