Great Yarmouth Market
Experience the friendly face of shopping at one of England's oldest markets. Great Yarmouth has one of the largest market places in England, with around 5400m of pedestrianised space, part cobbled, part paved and surrounded by historical buildings and shops, many with ornate architecture dating from Edwardian and Victorian times.
Given it's history and location, it is likely that Great Yarmouth has been a market town since people started to settle in the area in larger numbers in around 1008 AD, with agricultural produce and fish to trade, well before the King John Charter was granted in 1208.
Part of the market place was paved and the first market cross erected in 1384, and it's this section of the market place which is home to Great Yarmouth's permanent covered market, open six days a week from Monday to Saturday. The covered central market has a range of takeaway food and fresh grocery stalls as well as stalls selling useful household goods.
Market day takes place twice a week, on Wednesday and Saturday all year round, with more stalls springing up on the cobbled area of the market place and traders arriving in town from the local area to ply their goods. An extra Friday market often takes place in the summer months when the seaside resort is even busier.
Park for free after 4pm every day in most council operated car parks, but don't forget that the Market Place car park closes at 5pm on Tuesdays and Fridays (and Thursdays from May to October) so that the market can be set up!
Parking is also FREE after 12noon on Wednesdays in 3 borough-council operated car parks, to make getting to the market even easier on market day. Buses stop just the other side of Market Gates Shopping Centre and the railway station is just a short walk down The Conge.
Great Yarmouth Market Place is surrounded by shops on all sides. Small shops line the Rows leading onto the market place. The Rows were built in as straight a line as possible from the quayside to the market place and to King Street, so that goods could get from trader to trader as quickly as possible.
Large high-street chain stores line the west side of the Market Place, with little to show of the 16th century butchers' and fishmongers' shambles, although some lovely architecture of later times does remain if you look up above the shop signage. Market Gates Shopping Centre is also to the west, leading off from the Market Square. King Street and the Victoria Arcade are to the south.
Food stalls on Great Yarmouth's Central 6 Day Market
Ros's Fresh Fruit & Vegetables sells quality fresh produce at great prices. Keep healthy and indulge in all this season has to offer.
Docwra's Chip Stall serves traditional Yarmouth chips and toppings from their Market Place stall.
Copland Family Bakers are a long established bakery specialising in quality bread and confectionery items and also celebration cakes.
Simons Superior Sea Food is a fishmongers stall selling a great range of seafood including lobster, Cromer crabs, whitebait and seafood mix. Great for creating fish dishes!
Dearno's Market Chips serves traditional Yarmouth chips, sausages and toppings from their Market Place stall.
Julie's is a popular takeaway serving a range of refreshments including burgers, filled rolls and a selection of hot and cold drinks.
Hewitt & Bartram - Fruit & Veg on Great Yarmouth market - quality fresh produce at great prices. Keep healthy and indulge in all this season has to offer.
Simons' Superior Seafood, Great Yarmouth is a local fishmonger offering the finest quality, locally sourced varieties of smoked fish, fresh fish & shellfish. Pay us a visit, you will not be disappointed. Orders taken.
S & L Dearn Fruit & Vegetables sells quality fresh produce at great prices. Keep healthy and indulge in all this season has to offer.
Brewer's Chip Saloon serves traditional Yarmouth chips and toppings from their Market Place stall.
Barrie's Tea Stall is a great place to pick up a takeaway snack or a drink.
Indulge your sweet tooth at Unique Sweets & Treats on Great Yarmouth market where you'll find a huge range of traditional confectionery favourites as well as a wide selection of sugar-free and gluten-free sweets and chocolates..
Thompson's Chips serves traditional Yarmouth chips and toppings from their Market Place stall.
L&H Fish & Chips on Great Yarmouth Market serves traditional fish and chips from their Market Place stall. The only place on the market to get fish with your chips.
Nichols Seafood is a family run business selling all types of seafoods and wet and smoked fish including prawns, crabsticks, mussels, whelks, lobsters, crabs and jellied eels. They have been trading on Great Yarmouth Market since 1946.
Carrs Chip Saloon serves traditional Yarmouth chips and toppings from their Market Place stall.
C & J's Traditional Chips serves traditional Yarmouth chips and toppings from their Market Place stall.
Marsden's Traditional Market Chips serves chips fried in the traditional way with a great selection of sauces, mayonnaise, gravy and curry. All prepared with care and pride by Elaine, Tom & Michaela.
H Blake Butchers are a family run business specialising in the provision of fresh British meats and poultry which are all sourced locally.
Other stalls on Great Yarmouth's Central 6 Day Market
Jack's Flower Stall sells a good range of bouquets and potted plants. It's a great place to pick up a floral gift or something to brighten the home.
Swag at Great Yarmouth's market sells a range of useful and everyday items including household and fancy goods, stationery and much more.
Extra Essentials sells a range of useful items including watch batteries watch straps, fashion jewellery, sunglasses, hair accessories and scarves.
Visit Cut Price Pet Foods on Great Yarmouth Market for everything you need for your pet, from pet foods to pet toys, beds, blankets and accessories as well as medication and treatments to keep your pet healthy.
Market Cards is a great place to pick up quality greetings cards, gift wrap and gift bags at great prices.
Quality Books is Great Yarmouth's largest second hand book stall. We provide everything you need from books to magazines, audio tapes, CD's and comics. We also buy books & offer half back on return.
Niks, Naks & Naughties sell a mix of ladies items including hats, scarves, underwear, nightwear and tabbards.
The Market Cobbler in Great Yarmouth is a really useful place to go, not only for shoe repairs but also key cutting, ID tags engraving, watch batteries and straps.
Market Day stalls - Wednesdays & Saturdays
Yankee Traveller takeaway serves a range of snacks and refreshments such as hot dogs, burgers, baguettes and drinks. Some outdoor seating is available.
Market Minifigures, Great Yarmouth is set up on Great Yarmouth Market on Wednesdays and Saturdays with a variety of minifigures and popular toys available.
Tool Store on Great Yarmouth Market has a selection of tools and equipment to help you carry out your DIY tasks including tools - screwdrivers, spanners, paints and other household goods.
MRP Gifts, Great Yarmouth offer a range of adults and childrens t-shirts, goodies and mugs which can have personalised prints on them. They can be printed whilst you wait within 30 mins to an hour. Credit cards accepted.
Jan's Tools in Great Yarmouth sells a variety of tools, hardware and gardening tools. They can order tools in to meet your requirements and have a wealth of knowledge to assist you in your projects.
Adamskee Jewellery sells silver jewellery including necklaces, bracelets, rings, pendants, earrings and magnetic therapy bracelets. Adam is a trained gold-and silversmith, commissions can be undertaken and repairs made.
Russell & Rachel Fashions, the place to go for young fashions at fantastic prices with a variety of clothes for adults and teens. Russell has over 30 years experience of working on the market. Exchanges/refunds accepted.
Men's Clothing has been trading on Great Yarmouth market for over 50 years, selling a selection of clothing for men including quality socks and bodywarmers.
Robinsons Discount Teddies, Toys & Games, Great Yarmouth sells all the latest film release merchandise including licensed soft toys, seasonal toys & games & a variety of childrens plush favourites old and new.
Avon calling! Pop along to the Avon stall on Great Yarmouth Market every Wednesday for all your Avon products. Bag a bargain on the stall every Wednesday & save money rather than waiting for your order to arrive through the brochure.
Footwear & Handbags on Great Yarmouth Market sells a variety of footwear for ladies, men and children and fashion handbags.
In-O-Scents on Great Yarmouth Market sells a wide range of home fragrances including granules, oils & burners and incense sticks and ladies and gents similar smelling perfumes.
Ladies Clothing on Great Yarmouth Market sells a selection of jumpers, coats, trousers and more. Been on the market for over 30 years and welcomes customers old and new.
Head to Gordon Linens on Great Yarmouth Market for a large selection of blankets, throws and towels (including character towels). They also have a variety of lace curtains and net curtains and the chance to meet Samson the dog.
NB Marketing - Toys & Fancy Goods, Great Yarmouth sells a variety of toys, gifts, fancy goods and household essentials like cigarette lighters and batteries.
Ray's Electrical can help with vacuum spares and repairs. They buy, sell and service Dysons, Henrys plus many more. Vacuum bags, filters and spares for Dyson and Henry hoovers are also available.
Bag a bargain with a variety of bags and colours to choose from. Find a bag for everyone in the family from handbags and purses to suitcases and wallets. Alan is also helped out by Florence the dog.