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Love Southsea and Portsmouth Guildhall launch Street Food Fridays market

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Love Southsea have teamed up with entertainment venue Portsmouth Guildhall for a brand new event set to take place in Guildhall Courtyard every Friday: Street Food Fridays, a small weekly market exclusively for local food traders.

The weekly event will give Portsmouth's food traders, from cake-bakers and pizza-makers to masters of international cuisines, the opportunity to showcase and sell their culinary creations to the thousands of people who pass through Guildhall Courtyard every day.

Street Food Fridays will also give University of Portsmouth students and council employees from the Civic Offices something new, unique, and different to eat each Friday — ideal for lunch breaks.

Food traders who come along to the weekly food market will benefit from joint promotion across Love Southsea and Portsmouth Guildhall's social media — two of the largest online audiences in the city.


Each Street Food Friday will run from 11:30am to 5:30pm/6:30pm, and the first market takes place on Friday 13th November.

“Our monthly street markets in Palmerston Road already have such a strong selection of local food traders,” said Love Southsea founder Lulu Whitmore. “We're very excited to be creating this new event in the centre of the city, in collaboration with and right next to the brilliant Portsmouth Guildhall.

“As always, our focus is on keeping the pound in Pompey by giving independent traders the chance to reach a broad audience with no need for a permanent brick-and-mortar shop!”

Food traders looking to take up a space can apply through the Love Southsea website »