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Chester Market

Chester Market is a historic market set in the city centre of Chester and tucked away behind the historic Town Hall Square. Chester Indoor Market celebrates 50 years; originally the old market was established 1863.

Mon – Sat: 8am – 5pm.

Chester Market Hall, 6 Princess Street, Chester, CH1 2HH.

Attraction Information

Although we operate in a tired, weather-beaten building, the market has a distinctive retro look and is a hidden gem.

Encompassed with trader banter, haggling a price, picking up a bargain, the market is forever changing its offer of products to suit all ages and provides a shopping experience all under one roof.

Real foodies will relish the locally sourced food on offer; cheeses of all maturity will please any palette and tickle those taste buds.

Delicious cold meats carved from the bone and served up with tasty chutneys is perfect for any time of the year.

Keeping up with the modern times the fruit and veg stall offers a wide choice of herbs and spices and vegetable smoothies.

The market sets the scene for three butchers which in their own right offer something different from award-winning sausages to healthy meat packs and a variety of game; cuts selected by the customer and prepared before your eyes;  very popular with the locals and visitors.

If you want healthy and fresh, visit the fishmonger who starts the day at 3am to select the best seafood on offer. From choosing your catch of the day, expert advice will be given on how to cook your fish. Being the only fishmonger in the city centre, this is an extremely popular and busy stall; recommended to arrive early.

Popular with customers is the tasty hot food on offer which is growing by the day. From a popular café offering traditional British delights, here is a choice of authentic Thai cuisine, Italian light lunches and a street food offer with fresh meat and vegetarian dishes, cooked to order and in front of your eyes. Seat in or takeaway is on offer.

Pamper services on offer include a walk in barbers, two beauty stalls offering manicures, pedicures and waxing, to a boutique offering hair extensions, hair styling and make overs.

The market offers phone and laptop repair service and a jewellery and watch repair stall.

Hoover accessories and electrical items are available and a key cutting and engraving service.

For the bookworm amongst us there is an extensive range of books from all genres which offers buy, sell or swap options; this stall really is something else.

The revival of Vinyl is in full swing! Browse the extensive range of Vinyl`s which is guaranteed to take a trip down memory lane. Spoilt for choice? Try before you buy.

New to the market and a favourite for any musician is the Stringed Instruments shop, who specialise in bespoke Instruments and hand painted options; pass by and you are likely to hear a musician playing in their recording area.

Keeping with the trend in fashion we cater for ladies and menswear, very competitive prices.

Catering for any party event there are two fancy dress stalls with an extensive choice of outfits, hair pieces, wigs and accessories and much more – something for everyone.

A master of baking? We offer a specialist stall for all your baking needs and accessories to make the perfect cake.

Visit the iconic sweetshop, passed through a family of four generations. Take a trip down memory lane; think retro, think pick and mix, think delicious!

The florist offers fresh and silk flowers for all occasions; vases, candle lanterns and much more.  Bespoke requests are welcomed by our local florist.

The New year awaits exciting changes with the Introduction of a new foodcourt style area, a calendar of events with live music and new traders.

Heading into the future Chester Market will evolve into a new purpose built building in 2019/20 within the first phase of the Northgate development, near to the Storyhouse.

Public Market

£1 off your parking charge at Chester market car park when you scan your parking ticket in Chester Market.

Free Customer loyalty card

Entitles you to a discount at participating stalls. Discount cannot be applied in conjunction with any other offer and is at the stall holders discretion. Pick up a card in the market.


Public toilets and car park located next to the market.

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