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Visit South Shields Market

Looking to bag a bargain?

There are plenty of great deals to be had at South Shields Market!

Enjoy browsing a variety of stalls in the friendly and bustling atmosphere at one of the oldest open-air markets in the North East.

The market is held in a traditional square with the eighteenth century old Town Hall at its heart.

It takes place just outside of The Word, with lots to see and do inside, including a fantastic shop packed full of lovely handcrafted items from the best crafts people from around the region. Please note The Word is currently only operating a library service.

Opening days and times

Markets are held every Friday and Saturday, with the addition of specialist arts and crafts markets held regularly throughout the year.

The Monday market is closed until further notice.

Fridays, 9.30am to 3pm - Flea market

The Friday flea market has its own special appeal to those who like to rummage through the curios, books, bric-a-brac and second hand bargains.

Saturdays, 9am to 3pm - Traditional market

The Saturday traditional market sells everything from plants, flowers, food to good quality clothing, toys, handbags and art works.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Measures are in place at South Shields Market to keep traders and visitors safe during the COVID-19 pandemic:

Changes to South Shields Market for COVID-19

Information for market traders

Information for market traders is available on the South Tyneside Council website.

See South Tyneside Council: South Shields Market


How to get here

  • South Shields Market Square
  • South Shields
    Tyne and Wear
    NE33 1BH