Entrepreneurs can set up a stall in Surrey Street market for just £10 next month.

Twenty-five pitches are being made available on July 6 and 7, with Croydon Council charging just a tenner for a full day.

Each stall is fully insured and kitted out with tables, gazebos and power.

The special offer comes as part of the national Love Your Local Market week, and is linked to Croydon's recent award of start-up money from the government-funded Mary Portas high street regeneration pilot fund.

Surrey Street market has been established since 1276, and is the heart of Croydon's Old Town. It is now looking for new traders to bring it up to date.

Councillor Vidhi Mohan, cabinet member for communities and economic development said: "Croydon has recently been named as having the highest concentration of young entrepreneurs in the country.

"We are keen to give these young people, and anyone else with a good business idea, the opportunity to try their hand at market trading for a day."

Kez Hassan, chairman of the Croydon Oldtown Business Association said: "I'm looking forward to seeing what the next generation of market stalls is likely to look like in Surrey Street.

"We still value the old staples of affordable fruit and veg, but to bring in new customers I'm certain we need is a few fresh ideas.

"This two day special offer means people can give the market a go without risking a big outlay on equipment and insurance."

For more information and to book a pitch contact fiona.woodcock@croydon.gov.uk