Due to the ongoing uncertainty around when government will withdraw social distancing, and when workers and shoppers will return to London in higher numbers, Market Halls has made the difficult decision that all our sites will remain closed while social distancing remains.
Market Halls will reopen when it can. It is heart breaking to see our business, like so many others, brought to its knees by COVID-19 and the ongoing uncertainty around how we get back to normal. We are desperately sorry for our employees and the independent food traders that make our Market Halls Family so special. We will support them as much as we can and continue to explore all possible opportunities to get us going again.
One thing is for sure, Market Halls will reopen. Unfortunately our business is only viable when it is bustling with customers. This means for our venues to reopen, social distancing needs to have been withdrawn and workers and shoppers back in the city. Currently, it is simply not possible to provide the Market Halls experience that you know and love.
Whilst we welcome the moves to ease lockdown and wish everyone reopening the best of luck, what will significantly help all of us is a firm indication of when social distancing will come to an end and, together with the London Mayor, a joint determination to get London safely back to work and its streets busy again.
Everyone at Market Halls is very grateful to you, our customers and supporters. We have been overwhelmed by your kind messages throughout this difficult period and we can’t wait to welcome you again when we reopen. Until then, please stay in touch online and we will bring you more updates when we have news to share.