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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. 

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
  • Jasmin Couture  - Fashion scarves
  • 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
  • Val's Cards - handmade cards

Alongside your Flea market & Second-Hand stalls. 

Saturdays, 9am to 3pm - Traditional market

Everything you'd expect from a traditional market.

Stalls include: 

  • Ayah & Alize Atelier - Baby clothing and personalised kids clothing
  • Budget Priced Merch - Merchandise from individual music artists to bands, TV & film
  • Bumpz to Babies - Babywear
  • Busy Cakes - Handmade cakes
  • Collectable DVDs
  • Davy Milligan - Toys, artificial flowers, job lots & fancy goods
  • Fizz Wonder Bath Bombs - Homemade bath bombs
  • Ginger Mania Pet Accessories - Handmade dog accessories, natural dog treats, collars, leads, bandanas, snoods and beds
  • Hebburn Bunnies - Stocking all your essentials from hay, bedding and food to toys, treats and much more (Trading once a fortnight from Saturday 5 March)
  • Immanuel Fabrics 
  • Jasmin Couture - Scarves and fine Asian women's clothing
  • JL Scents & Accessories - Sizzlers and household fragranced products
  • King's Records - Vinyls, CDs & DVDs
  • Luxury Bows - Handmade hair bows and accessories
  • Theo Cheeseman Hunwick
  • The Put Hut NE - Independent bakery selling cakes by the slice, brownies, cupcakes (Trading once a fortnight from Saturday 12 March)
  • Premier Meats - One of the leading butchers in the North East specialising in fresh meat produce
  • Rock U - Band t-shirts/merchandise and incense products
  • Simply Allsorts - Household Goods/Tools/Pictures & Memorials
  • 'Trev' The Chocolate Man - Bargain chocolate/sweets and dog treats
  • Val's Cards - Handmade cards

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