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Preston Markets

Couple enjoying some wine and cheese inside Preston Markets.

Covid-19 trading information

While shopping at Preston Markets please adhere to the social distancing measures in place. These are for the safety of yourselves, traders and others. Keep your space and shop safely.

Preston Markets

Having undergone an exciting transformation, Preston's Market Hall provides a modern shopping experience in its 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 revamped Outdoor and Second-hand Markets, and the Box Market.

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

Market Hall

Preston's Market Hall offers an abundance of fresh and local produce, on top of cafes and independent shops.


Venture inside the Market Hall and you will find a selection of goods including hair and beauty products, wigs, bags, jewellery, and mobile phone accessories.

After fresh and local produce? Then look no further. The Market Hall is jam-packed with traders selling fresh meat, fish, cheese, bread, vegetables, fruit, and dairy products; all you need in one convenient location.

Eat and drink

Take a relaxing break and tuck into a tasty cake and coffee or enjoy a spot of lunch. The Market Hall has a variety of places to unwind in, where you can enjoy quality food and drink. Whether you're after some fine wine and cheese, some real ale, or a full English breakfast, the Market Hall is the place to go. 

You can also take away delicious dishes, including authentic Indian food from Momoz Street Food, ideal for lunch breaks or to take home with you.

Find what you're looking for at one of the Market Hall's cafes or bars:

Opening times

Please note opening times may differ for individual traders.

  • Monday - Saturday: 8am - 5pm
  • Sunday: closed

Box Market

The new Box Market, opposite the Market Hall, offers a fresh shopping experience. Taking inspiration from markets in London, the Box Market features different vendors, trading out of upgraded shipping containers; unlike anywhere else in the northwest.


The Box Market currently hosts boxes trading in locally brewed ales to takeaway, pet supplies, personalised printed gifts, and vintage and bric a brac.

Make sure to pay them a visit and see what gems you can discover!

Eat and drink

When at the Box Market make sure to pay Jonah's a visit. Sit in or take away, Jonah's serves artisan coffee that combines flavour with the caffeine boost you crave. The box cafe also serves breakfast, cakes, snacks, and thirst-quenching drinks.

Opening times

Please note opening times may differ for individual traders.

  • Monday - Saturday: 8am - 5pm
  • Sunday: Closed

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: 8am - 3pm
  • Wednesday: 8am - 3pm 
  • Friday: closed
  • Saturday: 8am - 3pm 
  • Sunday: closed

Please note closing times are approximate.

Second-hand Market

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

Opening times

  • Tuesday: 8am - 3pm


Preston Markets host a variety of fun and fresh events throughout the year. From Easter entertainment for the kids to visits from Santa at Christmas, make sure to keep checking our What's on Calendar for upcoming market events.

Masa Record Fair

The Masa Record Fair takes place every other month outside Preston's Box Market. A must visit for music fans, see what records, tapes, CDs, and memorabilia you can discover.

For upcoming record fairs see What's on - Masa Record Fair.

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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 Second-hand 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.