Markets are having their shining moment in Manchester. Some are invested in by the city and some have been nominated for BBC Food and Farming Awards. Take a look at the best markets that you need to visit in one of England‘s, and the UK‘s, most cultural hotspots.
Opening hours: Sat, March-Dec 10am-4pm
Opening hours: Tue, Fri-Sat 9am-4pm
Bolton authorities put £4.5 million towards the redevelopment of Bolton Market, adding a new lifestyle hall with new traders including an ale bar, a tropical florist, and a coffee specialist. It also features an outdoor market and an in-store cookery demonstration kitchen that has regular cooking events and seasonal food tastings. They have an array of stalls selling accessories, food and drink, health and beauty, homeware and garden ware, jewellery, music, books, and entertainment items.
Opening hours: Tue, Thurs-Sat 9am-5pm
Ashburner St, Bolton, Lancashire, UK, +44 1204 336825
Opening hours: Market Hall: Mon-Sat 9am-5pm / Fish and Meat Hall: Mon-Fri 9am-4:30pm, Sat 9am-5pm / Open Market: Wed and Fri 9am-4:30pm, Sat 9am-5pm
Castlefield Artisan Markets and Events hosts a variety of inspiring local craft and vintage market events. After a six month break, they have relaunched their renowned Castlefield Market, which takes places every first Saturday of the month at the Royal Mills between 10am and 4pm. They also feature a quirky, atmospheric tea room at Radcliffe Market Hall during the week, supplying local artisan coffees, pastries, breakfast and lunch specials.
Opening hours: Sat 9am-3pm
Royal Mills, Redhill Street, Ancoats, Manchester, UK, +44 7826 465 673
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