Halifax Borough Market

Kristy Stott, Theatre Editor
Halifax Borough market
Bruce Fitzgerald

The grand and historic Halifax Borough Market was opened by the Duke and Duchess of York in 1896 and has been at the heart of Halifax life ever since.

A beautiful Victorian structure, topped by an impressive 60-foot glassy octagonal dome.

Set within a beautiful Victorian structure, topped by an impressive 60-foot glassy octagonal dome, the market attracts visitors from the local community as well as those living further afield. Experience a real slice of Yorkshire life in this stunning Victorian covered market. Wander through the maze of stalls, take in the exquisite architecture and soak up over 120 years of shopping history.

With a whopping 179 stalls and 47 external retailers, you’ll find family butchers and fruit and veg traders alongside stalls offering exotic produce and foreign delights. A real treasure trove of produce – whether you’re looking for brandy snaps or black pudding – you’ll find a broad selection of goods all under one roof. With fragrant flower shops, haberdashers, perfumers and hardware stores – this is a lively and bustling market with a warm and friendly atmosphere – a far cry from those bland out-of-town supermarkets.

A lively and bustling market – a far cry from those bland out-of-town supermarkets.

Visitors on certain days are able to join one of the guided tours to learn a little more about the history of the market and the traders who work there. Tours also offer the opportunity to visit the unique ‘Street in the Sky’ – a full street of terraced houses and an old Victorian hotel – all occupying the roof of the market.

Sitting just a couple of minutes walk from The Piece Hall and just five minutes away from the station and Eureka! The National Children’s Museum, the covered market occupies a central location in Halifax. With many independent coffee shops, locally-owned cafes and delis, Halifax Borough Market makes the perfect place to settle down for lunch too. Enjoy the traditional splendour and the buzzing cacophony as you watch the world go by.

31-32 Market Stall,HalifaxHX1 1DZ View map
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Opening Hours

  • Monday9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Thursday9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Friday9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday9:00am - 5:00pm

Always double check opening hours with the venue before making a special visit.

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