As a visitor to a new city, surely the best way to get an authentic taste of local life is by going to a market, with the added benefit of picking up a bargain or something tasty to eat. Here’s our guide to the best markets in the capital.
Every year in the run up to the Christmas, the centre is filled with Christmas stalls, this year from 9th November to 23rd December. If you’re visiting between these dates and are looking for a crafted gift, this is the perfect place. From hand painted prints and toys, to scarves, jewellery, liqueur and preserves, there’s always a huge range to chose from. Then there’s the atmosphere to soak up at the pop up bars selling mulled wine and hot chocolate, and the food places selling Bratwurst and fried potato.
St John Street, Working Street, the Hayes, Hills Street and Trinity Street +44 029 2051 4732
Bessemer Road is a fruit and veg market and on weekends, a large and bustling car boot sale with 300 different sellers on average. Held outdoors every Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday, Bessemer Road Car Boot Sale is found in the Leckwith area of Cardiff. It opens at 9.30am on Saturdays and at 7.30am on Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays.
Bessemer Road Car Boot Sale, Lewis Road, Cardiff, Glamorgan +44 07967 123 016