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Lancaster Charter Market


Market Square, Market Street, Cheapside, Church Street, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 1XD

Tel: 01524 414 251

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Lancaster's Charter Market is a traditional street market which can be found in the city centre in the shadow of many of Lancaster's interesting and historic buildings. The market is held every Wednesday and Saturday from 9am – 4.30pm (4pm in winter) and features a wide range of stalls including:

• Fruit and vegetables
• Fish, deli stall, herbs and spices, preserves and conserves
• Home-made cakes and breads (including French and North African)
• Confectionary
• Flowers, plants and shrubs
• Hand-crafted and fashion jewellery and accessories (bags, scarves, hats)
• Books, DVDs, records, comics, toys

 • Mobile phone and computer accessories
• Hand-made pottery and ceramics
• Craft supplies and stationery
• Hand-made and fair-trade crafted items

• Pet supplies

• Militaria and curios
• Clothing including alternative and gothic
• Bedding and textiles
• And a wide range of stalls selling hot and cold snacks (including Indian, Moroccan, Italian, vegetarian, hog-roast, soups, pasties and pies, speciality sausages, donuts, and ice cream in the summer).

Opening Times

Charter (Street) Market on Wed and Sat (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)
Monday - TuesdayClosed*
Wednesday09:00 - 16:30*
Thursday - FridayClosed*
Saturday09:00 - 16:30*
Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change


  • Sub-Regional AwardsPartner of Visit Lancashire Partner of Visit Lancashire 2018


Road Directions

Leave the M6 at junction 33 or 34 and follow the signs for Lancaster City Centre. The market is held in the town centre in Market Square, Market Street, Cheapside, Church Street and New Street. Car parking is available in the Marketgate Car Park, (LA1 1JF), accessed via Common Garden Street.

Special Offers

  • Enchanted Jewellery - handmade glass beaded jewellery, bags, hats scarves and beads - 10% off.

    Bay Books - Second hand books at great prices -10% discount off everything with the VISIT card.

    Lancaster Soup Dragon - Free portion of freshly baked bread with each purchase of our delicious, homemade soup on presentation of the VISIT card.

    Sanah`s Indian Take-Away Food Stall - 10% discount with the VISIT card

    VISIT card available free from Lancaster and Morecambe Visitor Information Centres

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Assembly Rooms Emporium, LancasterThe Assembly Room Market houses an indoor market selling vintage clothes, jewellery, gifts and cards. A café is also located inside serving teas, coffees and light meals.

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