Archway’s Navigator Square could get a market three times a week

PUBLISHED: 16:44 11 June 2018 | UPDATED: 16:45 11 June 2018

Archway Market is currently running in Navigator Square on Saturdays. Picture: Stephanie Smith

Archway Market is currently running in Navigator Square on Saturdays. Picture: Stephanie Smith


A market could be coming to Archway’s Navigator Square three times a week.

Archway Market has already relocated to the recently pedestrianised square on Saturdays.

Now Islington Council has made a planning application to itself to allow Archway Market to run on Wednesdays, as well.

In addition, the council wants separate “themed” markets to take place on Sundays.

The proposal will be heard at a meeting of Islington’s planning sub committee at the town hall on Tuesday next week.

Unsurprisingly, planning officers have advised councillors to approve the application, which would allow up to 25 stalls to do business between 8am and 8pm.

The plans, the officers said, are “considered to enliven and enhance the Archway town centre, contributing to vitality and vibrancy of the area”.

Police presence has been requested on market days, but the cops hadn’t responded to the council.

Latest Islington News Stories

Fri, 17:28

Islington became the first council to pass a motion of no confidence in the government’s flagship social welfare reform last night.

Fri, 15:13

Councillors met with pupils from a Finsbury primary school to celebrate a commitment to resettle 100 asylum-seeking children over the next 10 years.

Fri, 13:23

Marks and Spencer’s bid to sell alcohol every day from 8am at a new Archway store has angered police and Islington Council due to the high number of street drinkers in the area – but the shop says it doesn’t stock the kind of booze that attracts alcoholics.

Thu, 17:32

Highbury Leisure Centre is to be partially reopened on Monday – but the building that went up in flames is to be demolished and it’s unknown who will foot the bill for repairs.

Thu, 14:36

Councillors will clash over the best way to influence a Brexit negotiations they have no direct control over at a town hall meeting tonight (Thu).

Thu, 14:21

A Canonbury street artist known as “the man behind the easel” is having his work exhibited – in the local pub.

Thu, 10:08

Police are appealing for the public’s help to find a missing Islington mother.

Thu, 08:02

More than 50 volunteers scoured the roads of Islington to count rough sleepers and create a “snapshot” of the borough’s street homeless population on Friday.

Promoted Content

Fostering older teenagers means giving them the skills for life as an adult. Here, a supportive lodgings carer with Islington Council and young adult who has left care share their stories

Newsletter Sign Up

Islington Gazette twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition


Enjoy the
Islington Gazette
e-edition today


Education and Training


Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now