Our award-winning Loughborough retail market has been part of the town’s history for almost 800 years and is rich in character, atmosphere and colour.
The market stalls sell an eclectic range of products from fresh produce to confectionary, clothing to household goods.
In 2017 Loughborough retail market won the Best Large Outdoor Market of the year award. It was recognised for the support it gives to traders and its work with Loughborough University.
Loughborough retail market is held every Thursday and Saturday in the Market Place from 8am to 4pm.
Christmas and New Year 2019/2020
All markets through December up to Saturday December 21 will take place as normal with the exception of an additional charity market and a retail market on Sunday November 24 for the Christmas Lights Switch On.
- Thursday December 26: This market will be rescheduled to Tuesday December 24
- Saturday December 28: This market will take place as normal
- Thursday January 2, 2020 Market: This will be rescheduled to Friday January 3, 2020
- Saturday January 4, 2020: This market will take place as normal
- The Vintage market will be cancelled on Friday December 27 and Friday January 3, 2020
Please note that the markets office will be closed on the following days:
- Monday December 23
- Wednesday December 25
- Thursday December 26
- Sunday December 29 – Thursday January 2, 2020
The markets office will resume on the week commencing Monday January 6, 2020 as usual.
Other retail markets
Shepshed also hold a retail market every Friday in Hallcroft.
Once a month Market Place holds host to a farmers’ market, which showcases a range of local, organic and artisan food and drink. For those in search of hidden treasures there is a vintage and Collectors market held every Friday.
Dates for your diary
We'll keep you posted about special markets and events coming up later in the year.
Trade on a market
If you are interested in trading on one of our markets then please head to our trade on a market webpage for more information.
You can find information on these on our rival markets webpage.
Severe weather policy
Markets can sometimes be cancelled or reduced due to bad weather. Please read the severe weather policy below:
- Markets Severe Weather Policy (PDF Document, 3.51 Mb)
Where is the market based?
The market is based in the town centre. The map of Loughborough town centre below shows the markets location (Marked with a red dot).
Last updated: Fri 6th December, 2019 @ 16:29