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Preston Markets

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Explore Preston's sleek and stylish markets and discover some hidden gems...

Having undergone an exciting transformation, Preston's new Market Hall provides a modern shopping experience in a contemporary glass and timber-clad structure. Located under the fantastic 1875 Market canopy - restored to its former glory in 2016 as part of the markets transformation - the Market Hall sits alongside the Outdoor and Secondhand Markets. These too have been revamped with new paving and tables. 

The new Box Market, opposite the Market Hall, also offers a fresh shopping experience for the city. Taking inspiration from markets in London, the Box Market offers something different, unlike anywhere else in the northwest.

Welcoming traders old and new, you can buy traditional food and products from familiar faces and also enjoy new and exciting product lines.

Preston Market Hall

Offering an abundance of fresh and local quality meat, fish, fruit, vegetables and dairy products, there's also a fantastic selection of hot and cold food to eat in or takeaway.

You will also find a selection of goods including hair and beauty products, wigs, bags, jewellery and mobile phone accessories. 

You can also enjoy breakfast or coffee and cake at one of the cafes. 

If you're after fresh, quality, Lancashire produce, have errands to run, need some gift inspiration or simply want to relax with a glass of wine, real ale or cup of coffee, Preston Markets is the place to visit.

Opening times

  • Monday to Saturday: 8am - 6pm
  • Sunday: closed

Please check with individual traders for opening times.

Christmas Opening Times

  • Sunday 23 December | 10am - 4pm
  • Christmas Eve | 8am - 4pm
  • Christmas Day and Boxing Day | Closed
  • Thursday 27 - Saturday 29 December | 8am - 6pm
  • Sunday 30 December | Closed
  • New Year's Eve | 8am - 4pm
  • New Year's Day | Closed
  • Wednesday 2 January onwards | 8am - 6pm

Check with your favourite traders to see if their opening times vary.

Box Market

Located under the Fish Market canopy, this unique shopping space consists of upgraded shipping containers. These boxes are host to locally brewed ales to takeaway, pet supplies, vintage and bric a brac, contemporary wool and accessories and artisan coffee.

Opening times

Please visit individual traders for opening times or call the Markets Office on the number below.

Preston Outdoor Market

Your favourite outdoor traders can be found under the restored 1875 Market Canopy. You'll find a wide selection of goods from clothes, books and cards to candles, gifts, plants, flowers, pet supplies and more.

Opening times

  • Monday: 9am - 4pm
  • Wednesday: 9am - 4pm 
  • Friday: 9am - 4pm 
  • Saturday: 9am - 4pm 
  • Sunday: closed

Please note closing times are approximate.

Secondhand Market

Selling an abundance of goods under the 1875 Market canopy, make sure you get there early to snap up those bargains!

Opening times

  • Tuesday: 8am - 3pm 
  • Thursday: 8am - 3pm 
  • Saturday: 9am - 4pm 
  • Sunday: closed

Please note closing times are approximate.

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Stall opportunities

There are now only a few opportunities available in the new Market Hall and Box Market. You can also book stalls on the Outdoor and Secondhand Markets too. For full details please visit Preston City Council - New Preston Markets Trader Opportunities.

Map address for Preston Markets

Preston Markets, Earl Street, Preston, PR1 2JA.