For over a thousand years markets have been at the centre of trade in Great Britain. There are market squares in most English towns where traders have assembled for centuries to provide the population with all their needs. While many businesses thrived sufficiently to build permanent premises and more recently supermarkets have supplanted many small shops, there are still plenty of thriving markets. People like them because the produce is local and reasonably priced. And you can find stuff here that you'll never find in your local Tesco or Sainsbury's. Come and have a browse around Hitchin market and you'll see what I mean.
And here's a collage of some architectural details spotted in the town. Nothing to do with markets, but just because I like you.