How to find us.
The new market is located in Exchange Square,
off Northgate Street Chester, CH1 2AR
Tuesday – Saturday: 8am – 10pm
Sundays: 10am – 9pm
Closed Mondays (including Bank Holidays)
Christmas Opening Hours:
Christmas Eve 10am-4pm
Christmas Day – Closed
Boxing Day – Closed
Wednesday 27th to Saturday 30th Dec. 8am-10pm
New Year’s Eve 10-4pm
New Year’s Day – Closed
Tuesday 2nd Jan. 8am-10pm
Produce and goods traders are open between 8am – 6pm
(from 10am on Sundays)
Food & Beverage Traders are open between 11am – 10pm
(although some open from 8am also).
Well-behaved dogs are allowed on a lead
Accessibility and Disabled Facilities
The new market is on one level and accessible from Exchange Square and Princess Street via automatic doors. Lift access is available from St. Martins Way and the New Market Parking.
The free Shopper Hopper bus provides a shuttle service from the Chester Bus Interchange approx. every 15 minutes to the stop on Hunter Street adjacent to Exchange Square and Storyhouse every day except Sundays. See Service 200 for more details.
Within the market there is an accessible toilet and changing places toilet – both use a radar key. A key is available from market floor staff or from the bar if you do not have one. In addition, we have a baby changing and feeding room plus a gender-neutral toilet.
In response to requests to provide a quieter area in the market for those who find noisy spaces distracting or challenging we are pleased to confirm that from 21st March, every Tuesday between 8 and 10am the music will be turned down in the Garden and Mini Market seating areas, either side of the central atrium.
Within the New Market Parking, accessible parking is available near the lifts on each floor. Cheshire West and Chester Residents that hold a Blue Badge with a microchip can park in the new car park for up to four hours without charge. See more
Parking charges will apply for those Blue Badge holders without a microchip.
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New Market Parking
The adjacent car park is called New Market Parking, Hunter Street, Chester CH1 2AR
Access to the New Market Parking is from Hunter Street and can be accessed by vehicles travelling in either direction along St Martins Way.
The award-winning multi-storey car park on Hunter Street provides parking for 800 vehicles and won Best British New Car Park 2023.
Operated by Cheshire West and Chester Council, the new car park replaces the Market car park under the old market and Forum shopping centre which has now closed.
Open every day from 6:30am until 01:30am
The new car park includes many improvements over the previous Market car park including:
- Significantly improved accessibility design, lighting, safety and extensive CCTV coverage
- Granted a Park Mark Safer Parking Award
- The car park includes electric vehicle charging points, provided by the Monta network; and with the capacity for future expansion in charging provision, as the adoption of electric vehicles increases
- The car park also has a dedicated secure Cycle Hub with space for 50 cycles, free e-bike charging and a tool station. Anyone wishing to use the Cycle Hub can pay a one-off £10 fee for an access card, available from the car park office within the New Market Parking to the right of the entrance.
|Up to 1 hour||£3.50|
|1 – 2 Hours||£5.00|
|2 – 4 Hours||£6.50|
|4 – 5 Hours||£9.50|
|Over 5 Hours||£13.50|