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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 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.

Opening days and times

Markets are held every Friday and Saturday. The Monday Market is closed until further notice. 

Shop, Stay, Play Event at South Shields Market!

A fantastic FREE, fun-filled event is coming to South Shields Market this summer.

The Shop, Stay, Play event will see an area of South Shields Market transformed into a pop-up green space where families can pull up a seat to enjoy a movie at the outdoor cinema, children can enjoy lawn games and a teacup fairground ride, while adults browse and shop at the market stalls.

This event is completely FREE to enjoy and will be held alongside the traditional market at South Shields Market Square (which is on every Saturday) from 10am-3pm on 3 dates during Summer:

  • 30 July
  • 20 August
  • 3 September

There will be 3 free films to enjoy on each of the 3 different dates throughout the summer at South Shields Market.

See below for the full film schedule: 

30 July

  • 10am - Paw Patrol the Movie
  • 11.30am - CoCo
  • 1.15pm - Encanto

20 August

  • 10am - Luca
  • 11.30am - Tangled
  • 1.15pm - Sing 2

3 September

  • 10am - Trolls World Tour
  • 11.30am - Toy Story 4
  • 1.15pm - Bad Guys

*Please note times are approximate*

Put the dates in your diary and be sure not to miss out on this special family-friendly event at South Shields Market!

Fridays, 9am to 3pm - Friday & Flea market

Rummage through the curios, books and bric-a-brac at the flea market and second-hand stalls in the morning or visit the stalls selling fantastic brand-new items. 

Stalls selling brand-new items include: 

  • Al the Plant Man - Full selection of plants and shrubs
  • Budget Priced Merch - Merchandise from individual music artists to bands, TV & film
  • Collectable DVDs
  • Davy Milligan - Toys, artificial flowers, job lots & fancy goods
  • JL Scents & Accessories - Handbags and Purses
  • King's Records - Vinyls, CDs & DVDs
  • Liberty Catering - Refreshments
  • Premier Meats - One of the leading butchers in the North East specialising in fresh meat produce
  • Simply Allsorts - Household Goods/Tools/Pictures & Memorials
  • 'Trev' The Chocolate Man - Bargain chocolate/sweets and dog treats

Alongside your Flea market & Second-Hand stalls. 

Saturdays, 9am to 3pm - Traditional market

Everything you'd expect from a traditional market.

Stalls include: 

Keep updated

To stay up-to-date and join in coversations about South Shields Market, head over to the South Shields Market Facebook group to hear direct from traders and for details on all things happening in and around the market throughout the year. 

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