Street Markets in Manchester

 Street Markets in Manchester

I never realised how many different street markets there are in and around Manchester until we received Manchester City Councils brochure ‘Manchester a City of Markets Piccadilly Grand Price ‘. The seven day a week Arndale Market on Market Street in the centre of Manchester (open 9am to 6pm) has everything you could image in a shopping mall because that’s what it is really, although it’s in the ‘Manchester a City of Markets’ brochure it’s not what you’d picture a traditional market to be.

Church street market opens Mon – Sat 9am to 5pm. This is a traditional open market in the gateway of the Northern Quarter; selling fruit and veg, books, clothing, farm produce and lots, lots more. March 2010 marked the end of a significant face lift for the market making sure it stands the test of time for generations to come.

There’s flower markets in St Ann’s Sq and Thurs, Fri and Sat in Piccadilly Gardens providing an infusion of colour that brings home all the different seasons throughout the year no mater what the weather.

Tib Street Markets are all about fashion; every Saturday from 10am – 5pm attracting some of Manchester most up and coming designers; quirky, handmade and ethically sauced pieces are all on display; you can rummage for hours.

Also in Piccadilly Gardens on every second and forth Saturday there’s both a ‘Real Food Market’ and a Fair Trade Market. You’ll find an impressive selection of traditional products at this fortnightly market with farmers selling fresh home grown and home reared produce; most of the stallholders run family owned businesses, putting there heart and soul into the food they sell.

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