6 Great Flea Markets and Car Boot Sales in Bristol, UK

Harbourside market
Harbourside market | © The Pizza Bike/ Flickr
Colette Earley

Are you a fan of Flea Markets and Car Boot Sales, and just so happen to find yourself in Bristol? You’re in luck because we’ve compiled a list of great ones that you simply must visit.

Harbourside Market

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Harbourside market
© The Pizza Bike/ Flickr
The Saturday Harbourside Market is a compilation of food, clothing, books, jewellery, art and produce among so many other things. Seen as a bit of a ‘mini festival’, this weekly event draws crowds from all over who have come to experience the vibrant market. The original aim of the market was to create an independent alternative to the high street, supporting local creativity and providing an area for people to shop, eat and chill out within one of Bristol’s most historic and beautiful settings.

Corn Street Flea Market


This flea market held every Saturday is only 5 years old, but has already established itself as the place to go for unusual and special finds. If vintage and retro stuff are what you’re looking for, then there’s plenty for you here. With carefully picked traders specialising in quirky-cool goods, expect to find everything from clothes to jewellery to records.

Tobacco Factory Market


Every Sunday, the Tobacco Factory café-bar on North St opens up its back yard and becomes an amazing marketplace. With everything from Jamaican food to vintage records, fresh flowers to locally produced cheeses, there’s something here for everyone. Be sure not to miss the Pieminister stand to taste some of Bristol’s best, freshly made pies.

Temple Meads Boot and Flea Market


Held on Sundays during the summer months, Temple Meads Boot and Flea Market, conveniently located a short walk away from Temple Meads railway station, is a hub for incredible second-hand finds. From antiques to artisan treats and gorgeous jewellery to general junk, you’re sure to find some absolute gems at this market. It’s true what they say about one man’s trash being another man’s treasure.

Whitchurch Car Boot Sale


Held on regular Saturdays and Bank Holiday Mondays, this is a classic car boot sale at its best. People literally sell anything and everything here, to the point where you may leave with a little more than you expected. But isn’t that the point of a car boot sale? What makes this event even better is the on-site ice cream van… need we say more?

Bristol Vintage Kilo Sale


While not a regular event, this sporadically-held clothes market is hotly attended by the fashionistas of the city. With a set price per kilo, simply wander around and load up on the most incredible vintage garments, weighing in and paying your price at the end.
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