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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 outdoor markets in the City centre, Fenton, Bentilee and a Sunday Market/car boot sale on Hinde Street car park in Hanley, 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). Some towns also have market traders operating as street traders.

For the sheer value and variety of goods on offer and personal service markets 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.

Event Markets. Specialist market events which are operated at various times throughout the year. 

Click here for the markets which are held in the King's Hall, Stoke, ST4 1HH selling art, crafts, specialist foods, handmade goods and goods not readily available on the High Street.

Click here for details of the 2016 City Centre Christmas Market which will be held in wooden chalets and includes large fair and ice rink.

Click here for details of any upcoming Continental markets.

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