Preston Markets effortlessly combines the city's long-established and traditional traders with new and contemporary stalls and cafés. The result is a one-stop location for fresh, local, and quality groceries; exciting and modern product lines; and places to eat in or take away.
Christmas at Preston Markets 2023
Preston Markets has some great Christmas family events this season, along with a range of locally sourced high quality festive food. To find out about their events and food offer (including details on hampers and making pre-orders) visit Preston Markets - Christmas events and Preston Markets - festive food.
Preston's Market Hall offers an abundance of fresh and local produce, on top of cafés and independent shops.
Venture inside the Market Hall and you will find a selection of goods including hair and beauty products, wigs, bags, jewellery, and mobile phone accessories.
After fresh and local produce? Then look no further. The Market Hall is jam-packed with traders selling fresh meat, fish, cheese, bread, vegetables, fruit, and dairy products; all you need in one convenient location.
Eat and drink
Take a relaxing break and tuck into a tasty cake and coffee or enjoy a spot of lunch. The Market Hall has a variety of places to unwind in, where you can enjoy quality food and drink. Whether you're after fine wine and cheese, some real ale, or a full English breakfast, the Market Hall is the place to go.
There are also plenty of take away options, ideal for lunch breaks or to take home with you.
Find what you're looking for at one of the Market Hall's cafés or bars:
- Tipsy Chef
- Chacha's Indian street food
- The Orchard
- Cherry Pie Coffee Shop
- Aunty Dolly's Café
- Nurcan's Cafe
- Jonah's Coffee
To find out about all the traders at Preston Markets visit Preston Markets - discover our traders.
General opening times
- Monday to Saturday: 8am - 5pm
- Sunday: closed
For individual trader opening times visit Preston Markets - Preston Market Hall traders.
The new Box Market, opposite the Market Hall, offers a fresh shopping experience. Taking inspiration from markets in London, the Box Market features different vendors, trading out of upgraded shipping containers; unlike anywhere else in the northwest.
The Box Market currently hosts boxes trading in locally brewed ales to takeaway, pet supplies, personalised leathercraft, hair accessories and vintage bric-a-brac.
Make sure to pay them a visit and see what gems you can discover!
Eat and drink
When at the Box Market make sure to pay Jonah's a visit. Sit in or take away, Jonah's serves artisan coffee that combines flavour with the caffeine boost you crave. The box café also serves breakfast, cakes, snacks, and thirst-quenching drinks.
For individual trader opening times visit Preston Markets - Preston Box Market Traders.
Preston Outdoor Market
Your favourite outdoor traders can be found under the restored 1875 Market Canopy. You'll find a wide selection of goods from clothes, books, and cards to candles, gifts, plants, flowers, pet supplies, and more.
Please note opening times are approximate.
General opening times:
- Monday: 8am - 3pm
- Wednesday: 8am - 3pm
- Saturday: 8am - 3pm
Selling an abundance of goods under the 1875 Market canopy, make sure you get there early to snap up some bargains!
- Tuesday: 8am - 3pm
For more information on the Outdoor and Second-hand Market visit Preston Markets - Outdoor Market.
Preston Markets host a variety of fun and fresh events throughout the year, from Easter entertainment for the kids to visits from Santa at Christmas. For upcoming market events visit Preston Markets - events.
Real Deal Record Fair
The Real Deal Record Fair takes place every other month outside Preston's Box Market. A must visit for music fans, see what records, tapes, CDs, and memorabilia you can discover.
For upcoming record fairs visit Preston Markets - events.
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Map and directions
Preston Markets are located in Preston City Centre. The nearest car park is Preston Bus Station, Tithebarn Street, Preston, PR1 1YT.
For more nearby car parks see City Centre Parking.
Public transport directions
Bus: Preston Bus Station is located 0.3 miles away, roughly a 5 minute walk.
Train: Preston Train Station is located 0.6 miles away, roughly a 12 minute walk.
Map address for Preston Markets
Preston Markets, Earl Street, Preston, PR1 2JA.