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Welcome to Preston Outdoor Market

Wide mix of traditional traders under one elegant Victorian canopy.

Located in front of Preston Market Hall under an elegant Victorian canopy, dating back to 1875, Preston's Outdoor Market has a vintage charm to it. 

The famous canopy ensures that even when it's raining there is plenty of cover, so you can comfortably peruse the stalls at your pleasure.


The Outdoor Market has an eclectic mix of friendly independent traders.

If it's a gift you need, flowers and perfumes are close at hand. if it's for a new baby or young relative, books, toys and baby wear stalls have it all covered. You can even pick up a greetings card to go with them. Or, maybe you have a few errands to run. Why not stop by to pick up some batteries and home furnishings or explore the white goods stalls. If that's not enough, why not discover a hidden gem on the antiques stall and grab yourself a bargain find.

What items can you find?

The sort of items available each day changes frequently depending on who is trading. The following information lists items which can regularly be found and when to visit:

Available most trading daysbooks, plants, perfumes and cosmetics, menswear, fabrics, watches/batteries
Mondayrugs, babywear, military wear and accessories
Wednesdaywhite goods, antiques, flowers, greetings cards
SaturdayFlowers, greeting cards, toys, Military wear and accessories


Opening hours

  • Monday: 8am - 3pm 
  • Wednesday: 8am - 3pm 
  • Friday: 8am - 3pm 
  • Saturday: 8am - 3pm

Please note: closing times are approximate.

Second Hand Market

Every Tuesday and Thursday on the outdoor market, under the beautiful Victorian canopy, you can find the second-hand market, where a treasure trove of pieces from bygone times are waiting for you to explore. Peruse the antiques stall, check out the vintage toys and jewellery or find an old favourite on vinyl. Make sure you get there early to snap up some great finds.

Traders vary week to week, so there's always something new to discover.

Opening hours

  • Tuesday: 8am - 3pm 
  • Thursday: 8am - 3pm (mixed market - selling second hand and new items)

Wallace and Gromit Sculpture

To celebrate the success of Preston-born Nick Park, and the iconic duo he created, a bronze Wallace and Gromit Sculpture featuring the famous characters can be found standing pride of place outside the entrance to Market Hall.

Make sure to snap a selfie when visiting!


Preston Markets host a variety of events throughout the year. For upcoming market events, make sure to keep checking our events calendar.

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Interested in trading? 

Fancy setting up a stall on the Outdoor or Second hand Market? For details see trader opportunities

People browsing around the outdoor market
Trader sorting fabrics
Trader with flowers
Trader talking to customer
Close up of child looking at Bellis Daisys
Close up of binoculars and cameras
Empty vintage bottles
Children browsing through bric-a-brac items
Comic book close ups
Customer looking at records

Map address for Preston Markets

Preston Markets, Earl Street, Preston, PR1 2JA.