markets & market towns
East of England
Stockton-on-Tees Markets can trace their history back to 1310 and to this day, there are three outstanding markets to visit in Stockton, Billingham and Thornaby.
The small, independent retailers who make up the markets stand in the heart of the town centres and provide a unique service to residents and visitors.
The markets are blessed with an array of fantastic traders and if you're part of a group, a large family, a member of a club or are just looking to get out with friends, Stockton-on-Tees Markets are the perfect places to escape for the day.
The Queen of the North - Stockton Market
Stockton boasts a popular, iconic outdoor market and to this day, it retains its place in the heart of the town centre. It takes place on a Wednesday, Friday and Saturday with host of popular stalls and award-winning market traders.
The Borough of Stockton-on-Tees is set for over £100million transformation to its six town centres and its traditional markets are at the heart of bold regeneration plans.
Stockton's market has taken pride of place on the town's High Street for more than 700 years, gaining the title of Queen of the North. It is set to remain at the centre of the town's exciting redevelopment plans to reconnect the town centre to the River Tees, with the creation of an urban park and riverside plaza.
The Borough's markets are known for their variety in selling a large range of quality goods and local produce all year round. An imaginative programme of market events, such as Love Your Local Market and Stockton Sparkles Day always bring crowds to the town to discover its offering.
Why not join the many groups that travel to Stockton-on-Tees Markets every year?
Visit Stockton.gov.uk/markets for more information.
Billingham Market takes place in the town every Monday and Friday and is located in the heart of Billingham Town Centre. A variety of stalls and fantastic market traders include cards and accessories, fresh fruit and vegetables, discounted food outlet women's clothing and watches, batteries and e-cigarettes. There's also a host of catering outlets where shoppers can sit and relax while enjoying refreshments, as well as free parking to ensure a fantastic day out for all.
Thornaby Market is located in the heart of Thornaby Town Centre and takes place every Thursday. The market spans from Lidl to Subway an features a large variety of quality goods at affordable prices. Much-loved market traders have stalls which include bags, flowers and plants, beauty products, eggs, and fresh fish. The town centre also offers three hours free parking, meaning you can relax while you shop.
Become a market trader in Stockton-on-Tees
Becoming a market trader at Stockton-on-Tees Markets is a fantastic opportunity to test out running your own business without the pressure of overheads or a long-term commitment.
New market traders can take advantage of a special start-up offer, including free use of a gazebo and free rent and insurance for up to four weeks.
Applying to become a member of the Stockton-on-Tees Markets family is easy, visit
stockton.gov.uk/markets to submit an application.
Coach drop off and pickup for Stockton Market can take place in the centre of the High Street, next to the historic Shambles indoor market.
Dedicated coach parking is available in Stockton town centre, contact a member of the Stockton-on-Tees Markets team to book a space on: email@example.com or 07788566998.