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Best Markets in Birmingham

Nov 25, 2022
Markets in Birmingham
On the hunt for some rare finds? Head to Birmingham's outdoor markets, and you won't be disappointed. Renowned for its great ethnic diversity, it's no surprise that Brum – as the locals call it – is a haven for shoppers and foodies. Whether you're after local delicacies, alternative art or want to give your wardrobe a new lease of life, you've come to the right place.

Here we've picked our favourite markets in this thriving West Midlands hub, along with information on location and opening times.
 

Birmingham Rag Flea Market

The Rag Flea Market is one of Birmingham's staples, home to more than 300 stalls. You can find everything from cosmetics and fabrics to general goods and vintage clothing. It underwent extensive renovation in 2000 as a part of the new Bullring structure and is today a firm favourite among locals and visitors.  

Location: 50 Edgbaston St, Birmingham B5 4RB, UK

Open: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday between 09:00-17:00

Bullring Open Market

A stone's throw from the Rag Market is the Bullring Open Market, one of Birmingham's oldest markets. This 130-stall venue has been active for 850 years and sells local fresh produce, including fruits, vegetables and other delicacies.

 

Location: 5BB Edgbaston St, Birmingham B5 4RB, UK

Open: From Tuesday to Friday between 09:00-17:00; Saturday from 09:00-17:30

Moseley Farmers' Flea Market

Located in the heart of Moseley village, the Farmer's Flea Market occurs on the last Saturday of every month. About 60 certified farmers bring their fresh and healthy produce on display, from fruit and vegetables to cheese and pies, meaning you're in for a real treat. The market was awarded "best farmers' market" in 2009, 2012 and 2016 by the FARMA Local Food Awards, so be sure to mark the date on your calendar!

 

Location: Alcester Rd, Moseley, Birmingham B13 8HS, UK

Open: Last Saturday of the month from 10:00-14:00

Kings Heath Farmers' Market

Found on the outskirts of Birmingham city centre, Kings Heath farmers' market is a firm favourite among locals despite being among the smaller ones. It occurs on the first Saturday of every month and hosts 15 stalls, each focusing on vegan, gluten-free and eco-friendly products. You can find fresh vegetables, fruits, cakes and delicious street food.

 

Location: Kings Heath News, 2 High St, King's Heath, Birmingham B14 7PU, UK

Open: First Saturday of the month from 10:00-14:00

Digbeth Arts Market

Held at the Digbeth Arts Space on Gibb Street, Digbeth Arts Market is your go-place if you love all things art. It started in 2016 and saw more than 500 artists coming together to showcase their artworks. There are live art events, workshops, exhibition spaces and consultancy.

 

Location: 2 Lower Trinity St, Deritend, Birmingham B9 4AG

Open: Find out more about opening times at https://www.digbethartspace.com/

Birmingham Wholesale Market

Known for being the largest of its kind in Europe, Birmingham Wholesale Market is divided into two sections with about 90 trading units each. It is located in Witton, south of the city centre, and hosts over 40 food traders. Enjoy fresh fruit, vegetables, poultry, fish and meat, all locally sourced.

 

Location: The Hub, Nobel Wy., Birmingham B6 7EU

Open: From Monday to Friday between 03:30-11:30; Saturday from 03:30-09:30

 

Up for a great foodie experience? Birmingham's culinary scene is among the best in the country, ranging from high-end to budget-friendly restaurants. And while you're here, why not visit one of its museums? Whatever your interests, one thing is sure: Brum always knows how to impress.