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Markets have a character and atmosphere that makes them a unique shopping experience. From the renovated victorian market in Tunstall, to the modern Hanley market in the City Centre, or the traditional markets in Stoke and Longton - our four indoor markets have something to please everyone.

Stoke-on-Trent City Council also operate four outdoor markets, which means you are never far away from a market in the area. Somewhere in the city there is a market taking place every day (excluding certain public holidays). There are also specialist markets which are operated at various times throughout the year. Look under 'King's Markets' for any planned specialists markets which are to be held in the King's Hall, Stoke, ST4 1HH.

For the sheer value and variety of goods on offer and personal service they are hard to beat. With over 80,000 sq feet of retail space, 435 market traders and over 100 different commodities selling over a thousand lines, it is no wonder that over five million visitors use Stoke-on-Trent markets each year.

So, if you want the finest and freshest foods, a unique gift, home furnishings, fashion or simply a refreshing snack there's no better place than one of Stoke-on-Trent's historic markets. With regular events by traders, local schools and external agencies, there's always something happening in your local market.

License to operate
Stoke-on-Trent City Council has market franchise rights to operate all markets, car boot sales and fairs in Stoke-on-Trent. Anyone wishing to operate one of these activities must contact the markets team to see if a licence can be granted. Licenses are only granted to individuals or organisations who are operating these events for charitable purposes or for school funds. Organisers not doing this may face legal action.

For further information about Stoke-on-Trent Markets call: 01782 232716 or email