The Best Markets in Bristol

bristol at nightThere are some great places to shop in Bristol and one of the best ways to do it is by exploring the busy markets. From fresh farm produce to antiques and collectables, you will find something to tickle your fancy. When staying at a local Travelodge, why not make a day of it and browse Bristols independent shopping gems!

St Nicholas Market

St Nicholas Market is the main market in Bristol. This award-winning market is located in the old city, surrounded by stunning Georgian buildings. The St Nicholas Market is open every day from 9 – 5 Monday to Friday, 9 – 6 on Saturday and 10 – 4 on a Sunday, displaying a large array of products from fresh noodles to hand made candles. This market takes place in The Corn Exchange and at The Glass Arcade Stalls.

The Nails Market

The Nails Market is held in the same location on most days of the week, excluding Wednesday and Friday. The Nails Market sells a fantastic range of original artwork, photography, vintage clothing and jewellery, all made and sold by local, independent retailers. A great place to visit if you are after some quirky pieces to add to your wardrobe, or a fun place to search out a unique gift.

Bristol Farmers Market

Also held at the same location, Bristol Farmers Market is everything that a cooking fiend wants and more! Held every Wednesday from 9.30 until 2.30, be sure to get there early. This award-winning market sells everything from super fresh eggs to your favourite greens, delicious jams and super fresh meats!

Friday Food Market

The final market held at St Nicks is a food lover’s paradise and a great place to head for a spot of tasty street food. Held every Friday from 10 until 4, browsing the stalls will be an excellent way to build up an appetite before tucking in to whatever takes your fancy. All food is made locally and buying a meal is a great way to support local business.

The Bear Pit Market

The Bear Pit Market is held every Saturday, in a large open air Subway. Selling everything from bric-a-brac to the mandatory foodie bites, this market is certainly a fun way to spend a morning. There is always live music and a really lively feel to this eclectic gem!

Bristol Harbourside Market

Held every weekend, this vibrant and trendy market sells everything from books to brunch. There is always plenty going on with face painting, performance and live music. The Sunday Brunch Market is a delicious way to spend a Sunday with food stalls serving Vietnamese noodles, Indian spiced breakfasts and the finest quality bacon, eggs and beans.

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