St George's Market past and present
St George’s Market was built between 1890 and 1896. The market has won local and national titles and awards for its fresh, local produce and great atmosphere. It was named the UK's Best Large Indoor Market 2023 by the NABMA Great British Market Awards. St George's Market is open Friday to Sunday, with its live music and an electric atmosphere, it’s a good weekend destination.
Friday variety market
The Friday market dates back to 1604. There are around 200 market stalls selling fruit, vegetables, antiques, books, clothes, hot food, cakes and buns, crafts and a large selection of fresh fish.
Come along and enjoy Fab Food Friday and savour delicious lunch options from many of our food traders for only £5.95!
Saturday city food and craft market
The Saturday market has local, continental and specialty foods including meat and fish, cheese, coffee beans, tapas and organic products from around the world. There are also handmade crafts, flowers, plants, local photography, pottery, glass and metal work. Sample the delicious products or relax with a coffee and a newspaper while listening to some of the best local musicians play live.
Sunday market, craft and antiques market
The Sunday market is a mix of the Friday and Saturday markets with emphasis on local arts and crafts, offering more local craftspeople the opportunity to showcase their talents. You can also enjoy live music and local and continental specialty foods such as spices, chutneys and chocolates. Spend the day browsing through a selection of stalls including scented candles, clothes, handmade jewellery, recycled goods, household goods, antiques, garden plants, souvenirs and health and beauty products.
St George's Market opening hours
|8am to 2pm
|9am to 3pm
|10am to 3pm
Visit our holiday arrangements for holiday opening hours.
St George's Market is opposite the Waterfront Hall. You can get to the market from Oxford Street, May Street and East Bridge Street.
Parking discount for customers
There's a parking discount for customers at St George’s Market in Lanyon Place car park. From Friday to Sunday, parking for up to four hours is £5. For the parking offer, you need to download the APCOA Connect app (link opens in a new window) and use location code 9362. You can also book parking at Lanyon Place Car Park in advance (link opens in a new window) using promo code SGM5.
Dog friendly market
Your canine friends are welcome in the market.
Our guidelines advise that:
- dogs must be kept on a lead at all times.
- dog bowls with water are available at the May Street entrance and exit.
- any accidents must be cleaned up immediately and you must inform a member of market staff.
- dogs must never be left unattended and are the responsibility of the owner at all times.
Events at St George's Market
Quiet hour at St George’s
We have a quiet hour at our Friday (9am to 10am), Saturday (9am to 10am) and Sunday (10am to 11am) markets for customers who prefer a calmer, quieter shopping experience.
During these hours, we turn off the music and reduce other noise to help create a more welcoming environment for all our visitors, especially people with autism and their families.
Breastfeeding is welcome in St George’s Market.
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