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About Grainger Market

Newcastle’s historic indoor market, Grainger Market, opened to the public on 24 October 1835 following a huge celebratory banquet on 22 October. The market is known as Newcastle's first supermarket and is a gem in the heart of the city to this day. The historic landmark and long-standing retailer in Newcastle city centre tirelessly continued to safely serve the local community during the coronavirus pandemic providing regular deliveries and remaining open everyday selling essential groceries and produce.

Grainger Market is a busy, vibrant market which still plays a role in Newcastle's bustling shopping and dining culture, nearly 200 years after it first opened. The covered market is situated in the centre of Newcastle, a stone's throw away from Grey Street and the city's iconic Grey's Monument. Grainger Market was named winner of 'Britain's Favourite Market' in Great British Market Awards 2020.

Home to hundreds of local traders and small businesses, Grainger Market boasts everything from cobblers, florists, and jewellers to haberdasheries, artisan bakeries, high-quality butchers and greengrocers. Visitors to Grainger Market can pick up fresh fish, meat, fruit and veg, while browsing the mini bazaars, as well as indulging in a slice of fresh, stonebaked pizza or handmade cakes at one of the many independent cafes - a hit with local foodies!

Wander the rows of stalls to discover vintage boutiques, craft stalls and fun souvenir shops like Geordie Gifts as well as pet stores, hardware counters and much more. Favourites amongst the residents in Grainger Market are French Oven, an independent artisan bakery which sell fresh, locally produced breads, scones and pasties and Pet Lamb Patisserie, who serve up homemade cakes and bakes to satisfy any sweet tooth.

Grainger Market is not only a great shopping experience but its lively atmosphere and striking architecture make it a must-visit attraction in the city

Well ingrained in Newcastle's history and heritage, the Grainger Market is actually a Grade I Listed Market, which retains much of the stunning light and airy architecture that was designed by John Dobson. Constructed as part of the cities redevelopment by architect Richard Grainger in the 1830s, Grainger Market first opened in 1835 and is one of the few market halls in the UK that remain in use for its original purpose. Known for its unique hidden treasures, Grainger Market is also home to Marks and Spencer Original Penny Bazaar, the world's smallest Marks and Spencer store, and Nan Bei, one of the best Chinese dumpling stalls you'll find up North!

Keep an eye out for events taking place in Grainger Market throughout the year including their popular, annual Christmas Night Market, The Great Market Caper, live music and craft workshops as well as tours and talks during Heritage Open Days. You're sure to have a great day out!

Shops you will find in Grainger Market include:

  • French Oven
  • Geordie Gifts
  • Pet Lamb Patisseries
  • Pumphrey's Coffee
  • La Gamba
  • Doc Shop
  • The Yesterday Society Vintage Boutique
  • Nan Bei
  • Pizza By The Slice
  • Fez Food
  • Meat:Stack
  • Wilson's Bead Boutique
  • Redhead's Mac N Cheese
  • Mmm / Glug
  • Sloppy Joes
  • Acropolis
  • Nil Living
  • Chirton Fisheries
  • Matthew's Cheese
  • The Fruit & Nut Company
  • Glazed Vegan Donuts
  • King Baby Bagels
  • Fed's Fried Chicken
  • Snackwallah

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Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 17:30

Tuesday 09:00 - 17:30

Wednesday 09:00 - 17:30

Thursday 09:00 - 17:30

Friday 09:00 - 17:30

Saturday 09:00 - 17:30

Closed on Sunday and Bank Holidays

Telephone: 0191 211 5512


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