Basildon Market officially opened to the public over 50 years ago and is still going strong today.
It has kept its appeal despite competition from new retail center's because it offers shoppers something different from the chain stores and supermarkets.
The market is full of character and charm but just as importantly, it provides excellent goods with a quality service, lots of bargains and friendly, knowledgeable traders.
The market is owned and managed by BTCM Ltd. (Basildon Town Centre Management)
Every Christmas the whole site is decorated and illuminated to celebrate the festive season.
There are lots of special events taking place with great street entertainment, family fun activities and competitions.
Next time you are in Basildon, don't forget to come and enjoy the fresh produce, bargains, food and friendly characters that you won't see anywhere else in town.