Flowers stall

Bolton’s main market is located on Ashburner Street, right in the heart of the town centre.  The market has a growing reputation as the premier food market in the North West.  Recently awarded the National Association of British Market Authorities (NABMA) 'Market Innovation of the Year 2015' and 'Innovative Saver 2015' by Love Energy Savings, the market has won a string of awards in recent years including 'Best Market Innovation' Wellbeing Project 2012, 'Best Food Market' at the BBC Radio 4 Food and Farming Awards 2011, 'Best Indoor Retail Market 2010' by NABMA and 'Tourism Retailer of the Year' at the Manchester Tourism Awards 2009.

Christmas and New Year - Opening Times

Date  Time 
 Monday 19th of December  CLOSED
 Tuesday 20th of December  9am - 5pm
 Wednesday 21st of December  9am - 5pm
 Thursday 22nd of December  9am - 5pm
 Friday 23rd of December  9am - 5pm
 Christmas Eve  9am - 5pm
 Christmas Day  CLOSED
 Boxing Day  CLOSED
 Tuesday 27th of December  CLOSED
 Wednesday 28th of December  CLOSED
 Thursday 29th of December  9am - 5pm
 Friday 30th of December  9am - 5pm
 New Years Eve  9am - 5pm
 New Years Day  CLOSED
 Monday 2nd of January 2017  CLOSED
 Market re-opens as normal 

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 9am-5pm

* See the map of Bolton Market showing you the location of stalls.

Business of the year awards 2016 Bolton Market has been 'Highly Commended' in Business of the year awards 2016 in the category Markets and Community Events.

Thank you to everyone who voted in this national competition!

Bolton Market

Lifestyle Hall

With a great mix of traders you'll find some old favourites including fashions, jewellery, handbags and electrical goods as well as some brand new additions including quirky gifts, cosmetics, books and a tropical florist.

There's a central seating area and spacious layout; it's the perfect place to visit for a spot of lunch, a coffee or even a pint while you shop.  You'll certainly be spoilt for choice with a fantastic selection of tasty food options from around the world, from salads and smoothies to sandwiches, paninis, delicious cakes, ice cream and 5* Market Chippy and Cosy Café.

The Market's public and disabled toilets and baby change facilities are housed in this Hall as well as a free cash machine facility.  In the event you can't find what you need just ask at our Customer Services desk where our staff will be happy to help.

Fish and Meat Hall

This fantastic purpose built award winning Hall is situated between the Lifestyle Hall and Fruit and Vegetable Hall.  The Hall houses in excess of 14 units supplying a wide variety of quality meats, fresh fish, shellfish, poultry, eggs and seasonal game.  All produce can be prepared to your liking by our qualified and knowledgeable butchers and fishmongers.

This Hall also plays host to frozen produce units, a general groceries unit and a long established florist; all of which can provide you with excellent service as well as catering for all your needs.  We are confident you will find what you and your family need to sustain a balanced, healthy diet; from freshly sourced fish, succulent steaks a choice of tender lamb cuts, the finest mince in the region and the best poultry the North West has to offer.

Fruit and Vegetable Hall

This unique award winning Hall is ideally located next to the market's on-site car parking facilities.

The Hall houses in excess of 67 units and offers the widest range of exotic fresh fruit and vegetables sourced from all over the world, to meet the needs of a cosmopolitan Bolton and beyond.  The Hall has traders sourcing Asian and Afro-Caribbean fresh fruit and vegetables.  It has dedicated cafés and excellent deli facilities as well as a Halal butcher and loads of choice for freshly sliced meats and the finest selection of cheeses in the region.  A variety of freshly produced biscuits, cakes, breads, kitchenware, hardware and everyday cleaning products has contributed to make this Hall and Bolton Market, the Market for success.

Outdoor Market

The outdoor market contains a range of traders with cabins on both sides of the market and a covered area with access via the Lifestyle Hall near Customer Services. 

Usual opening days: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 9am-5pm

* See the map of Bolton Market showing you the location of stalls.


Please click on the categories below to view market traders

Fashion and Footwear
Food and Drink
Health and Beauty
Home and Garden
Music, Books and Entertainment
Speciality Products

Bolton Market

Ashburner Street



BL1 4TH (sat nav)

Telephone 01204 336825
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Opening times

Times are displayed in a 24 hour format.

Open Close
Tuesday 09:00  17:00 
Thursday 09:00  17:00 
Friday 09:00  17:00 
Saturday 09:00  17:00 

Upcoming activities

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