Glasgow is full of markets, from antiques to food and more, and navigating the choices can be a tricky business. We take all of the legwork out with this guide to the best markets in Scotland’s diamond-in-the-rough city.
Run by the Glasgow City Council, this farmer’s market occurs on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month, and its location (as the name suggests) is scenic and verdant; Queen’s Park offers 60 hectares of beautiful greenery. The market itself houses over 25 farmers and food producers who sell a variety of fruits, vegetables, and other foods, and there is often traditional Scottish music to be heard in the background.
Queen’s Park Farmers Market, Langside, 5 Langside Ave, Glasgow, United Kingdom, +44 141 287 2500
Scotland’s largest indoor market, the Forge is located on Duke Street just a few minutes from the city centre, and measures 85,000 square feet in total with over 110 traders. Shop for jewelry, clothes, and housewares, get your fortune told by a tarot reader, enjoy an amusement arcade, and more. Hungry? No problem: the market has a two-level café which includes a Chinese restaurant, a burger joint, a seafood restaurant, and a coffee shop. Opening times: Thursday-Sunday 10 am-5 pm
Forge Market, 1201 Duke Street, Parkhead, Glasgow, United Kingdom, +44 141 554 1395
This quirky and creative market makes the perfect Sunday activity. From products made by local designers and artisans, to handcrafted beers (made right there at Drygate Brewery) and tasty bites to eat, there is no shortage of exciting surprises at Urban Market. It is open the 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month from 12 pm to 5 pm.
Urban Market, Drygate Brewing Co, 85 Drygate, Glasgow, United Kingdom, +44 7815 154936