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Loughborough Market

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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.


Opening times

Loughborough retail market is held every Thursday and Saturday in the Market Place from 8am to 4pm.


Other retail markets

Shepshed also hold a retail market every Friday in Hallcroft.


Specialist markets

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 also host special visiting markets through the year:


Loughborough Christmas Market December 12-17, 2017

Running for 6 days, Loughborough Christmas Market will feature stalls selling gifts, crafts and groceries for those perfect presents, stocking fillers and Christmas hamper goodies!  There will also be live music, stalls serving delicious street food and a festive bar serving mulled wine and spiced as well as live music including a brass band and carol singing on the Saturday.

Loughborough Christmas Market will be located in Swan Street (off Market Place) and will run 9am-6pm on Tuesday 12 and Wednesday 13, 9am-7pm on Thursday 14, Friday 15 and Saturday 16 and 10am-5pm on Sunday December 17, 2017.


Christmas Cracker Market, December 13 - 17, 2017

Loughborough Christmas Market coincides with Loughborough Christmas Cracker Market, Wednesday 13 to Sunday 17 December, which will feature seasonal entertainment including a brass band and carol singing on Saturday 16 and a combination of different markets across the 6 days including Food and Craft, Farmer’s and Vintage and Collectors Markets.

The Christmas markets will join other markets as follows:

  • Tuesday, December 12: Food and Craft Market
  • Wednesday, December 13: Farmers’ market accompanied by a Food and Craft Market
  • Thursday, December 14: Retail market –  a rich variety off goods across 140 stalls
  • Friday, December 15: Vintage and collectors’ market
  • Saturday, December 16: Retail market -  a rich variety off goods across 140 stalls (Salvation Army Band playing from 2.15pm-3.30pm)
  • Sunday, December 17: Food, craft and gift market

This is your chance to soak up the Christmas atmosphere while shopping for essentials as well as those special gifts and food.  The markets will be supported by seasonal entertainment, music, special offers and prizes.


Christmas retail markets, Friday, December 22 and Saturday, December 23
Visit the Market to pick up those last minute essential items including fruit, vegetables and other festive food as well as everything else that the usual markets offers.


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. 


Follow Loughborough Market on Facebook and Twitter to keep up to date with what's happening on the markets. 

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