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Markets and Street Trading

Newcastle-under-Lyme's historic town centre has markets on six days a week - Monday through to Saturday.

Set in High Street, at the heart of Newcastle town centre, the market benefits from being in a busy retail area that is close to the bus station and taxi ranks.  There are town centre car parks nearby.

Each stall has a covered canopy area of 4.5 metres deep and three metres wide (15ft x 10ft)*, with a countertop of three metres wide and 1.2 metres deep (10ft x 4ft)*.  The countertops can be removed to create a more flexible trading space and a small area next to each canopy is allowed for trader displays.  As well as this, there are approximately six additional trading pitches on the market (depending on the size required) that can be used for trading, mobile displays or promotional activity and a small number of street trading pitches that are located in the Ironmarket nearby.

*All measurements are approximate due to individual manufacturing tolerances

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The markets

The General Market

The general market is held four times a week on a Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.  It operates from 9am to 4pm each day selling a wide range of goods. Stalls are available from £20 on Monday, Friday and Saturday and from £11 every Wednesday. Introductory stall fee discounts are available for traders that are new to the general market or are selling goods that are not already available on the market. In addition to the spaces for regular trading there are stalls and trading pitches available for daily, weekly or seasonal use for both sales and promotional activity.  Please contact the market supervisor for further details.

The Antiques Market

The antiques market is operated by the Antique Forum Group every Tuesday and Saturday, opening from 8am to 3pm, selling a range of antiques, collectables and vintage items.  Stalls cost £15 per day.

The Thursday Car Boot and Collectibles Market

The  Car Boot is operated by the Antique Forum Group every Thursday, opening from 8am to 3pm, selling a range of bric-a-brac and collectable items.  Stalls cost £10 per day.

The Farmers' Market

The Farmers' Market is held on the third Friday of each month around the Guildhall and alongside the general market.  It opens from 9am to 2.30pm, bringing together food from local and regional producers and also periodic craft and creative makers. Stalls cost from £20 per day.

The annual Charity and Plant Market

The annual Charity and Plant Market takes place on the Spring Bank Holiday in May each year.  It is an opportunity for charities of all kinds to promote good causes and raise funds.  Stalls are available at no cost to the charity.

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How to book a stall

For stall enquiries on the general market, trading pitches, farmers market and annual charity and plant market, please contact the market supervisor by telephone on 01782 620519 or 07771 568172 or e-mail: Markets. Casual traders are welcome on the general market but, please, call in advance to check stall availability. Stalls on the farmers market always need to be booked in advance. You can also complete the stall enquiry form.

For stall enquiries on the antique market or flea market contact the Antique Forum Group by telephone on 07497 068164 or 07921 659798 or email: Antique Forum Group. Casual traders are welcome but please book in advance. You can also complete the stall enquiry form.

What information will you need to provide?

  • Proof of identity, such as a passport or driving licence.
  • Proof of address, such as utility bill or credit card statement.
  • Proof of minimum £5m public liability insurance.
  • Details of what you want to sell.
  • If you are a food trader, evidence of your registration as a food business

New to market trading?

We have a fantastic new trader introductory offer. Trade on our general market for a no obligation 16 week offer for just £5 per stall. Our Market Supervisor will help you get up-and-going with little fuss. See the following details. Terms and conditions apply.

Three easy steps to become a Newcastle-under-Lyme general market trader

  1. Ring the market supervisor on 620519 to take advantage of the £5 a stall offer for new traders, on a no-obligation 16 week offer.

  2. Take out your own public liability insurance.

  3. Turn up on Monday, Wednesday, Friday or Saturday, get a stall and start trading.

If you are new to market trading you can find additional links to sources of help and information on the Business Start Up Advice page of the Council’s website.

You can also try these useful links:-

The National Market Traders Federation

Start Ups UK



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Last updated 24 October 2019

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