Bristolians are feverishly proud of the independent spirit in the city and one way to get a real sense of that is to head to one of the markets in Bristol. Every day of the week local traders, local food and drink producers and local art and craft specialists are showcasing their wares. They're ready to tell you the stories behind their items and where they came from, just don't be afraid to stop and chat!
St Nicholas Market
A fantastic range of independent retailers can be found at St Nicholas Market, inside the historical The Exchange building in the heart of the Old City. The Glass Arcade is a hive of food outlets, florists and textiles sellers. Each week additional markets join the offering:
The Nails Market
(Friday and Saturday, 9am-5pm)
Bringing a range of independent traders selling gifts, artwork, photography and handcrafted items and much more.
Bristol Farmers' Market
This is your opportunity to buy local produce, such as meat, fish, cheese, fruit and vegetables, directly from the producers.
Friday Food Market
The Friday Food Market is your chance to grab some of the best street food in the city and local produce.
Bristol Flea Market
The market features stalls selling antiques, vintage, retro, plants & garden accessories and many unusual oddities
Bristol Harbourside Market
(Saturday and Sunday, 10am-4pm)
Set up by No.1 Harbourside, the Bristol Harbour Market stretches all the way along the undercover walkway on the waterfront. It has a strong creative influence but you can also buy locally baked breads and cakes.
Street Food Thursday
(Thursday 12pm - 3pm)
Amazing street-food traders descend on Broad Quay in Bristol city centre every Thursday for Street Food Thursday. They fire up their ovens from midday – 3pm to serve up the best and tastiest food from around the world.
Whiteladies Road Market
(Every first and third Saturday of the month, 8.30am-2pm)
The Whiteladies Road Market is a community favourite and the place to buy seasonal produce from local food and drink traders and is a real buzzing atmosphere spread across both sides of the road and you will often hear local musicians playing too.
Tobacco Factory Market
Around 40 food and drink, craft and art stalls congregate at the Tobacco Factory Market in Southville Bristol. A strong emphasis is on ethical and eco-friendly goods.
Temple Quay Market
(Every second and fourth Thursday, 12-2.30pm)
Food lovers should head to Temple Quay Market for the very best in street food. It has recently been named as one of the top 10 food markets in Europe and showcases the best in Bristol street food from around the world.
Bear Pit Market
(Wednesday, 12pm - 2pm)
Buzzing street-food market in the heart of the city in the Bear Pit. Find out more.