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Chester Market has began an exciting new chapter in its history with a move to a new purpose-built market hall at the heart of the Northgate development. The vision driving the new market is to be a ‘modern traditional market’ that takes the best of the new breed of thriving city produce markets such as Borough Market in London, Barcelona market, combined with communal foodhall markets such as Altrincham and Liverpool’s Baltic.

Please note all food and beverage stalls for consumption in the market are now taken, and there is a waiting list for produce or goods stalls.

Please see our current trader line-up before enquiring to ensure you are not duplicating an existing trader.



Here are a few reminders why Chester Market should be the top location to grow your business:


Chester is the No.1 Vitality retail destination in the North West, and within the top twenty nationally

HDH Vitality Ranking 2020


Chester is the third best place to live in the 2020 UK Hot Housing Index, and top in the North West.

Source: Property Week/CACI


Chester West and Chester has over 35 million day visitors and 1.5 million staying visitors

Source: STEAM Annual Report for 2018 (Global Solutions UK)


1.3 million people live within a 30-minute drive of Chester

Source: Census 2011


We have a growing £30 billion Cheshire regional economy

Source: Cheshire & Warrington LEP


Chester was been crowned City of the Year in the 2020/21 Staycation Awards

Source: i Newspaper


Awards have included for best Social Space in the Northern Design Awards, a Taste of Cheshire award from Marketing Cheshire and a Market Industry Trade Award for Best New Market, alongside a host of awards for our traders and our customer service.

Our Vision

The people of Chester have shared with us what matters to them about a market. We held extensive consultation events which have informed the Chester Market Vision & Manifesto. We have set high standards for traders, event organisers and our staff to deliver the best market possible. The vision driving the new market is to be a ‘modern traditional market.’

From nutrition to sustainability, creativity to inclusivity we can’t wait to share the good times ahead and we want only the best traders who share our ambitions to be part of the new market. It establishes the principles, quality and pricing standards and environmental imperatives for users of the market and the way the market is managed.

We need traders to sign-up to our Market Manifesto, and demonstrate how they will play their part and work with us in partnership to deliver its key principles:

Good for the Planet

Good for Chester

Good for Gatherings

Good for Good Food

Good for the Community

Good for Business

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