Guide to Stockport Markets

Welcome to Stockport!
If you are looking to join us in Stockport Markets, then below is some useful information you may need to travel to and from us.
(Brief!) History

The site has housed a market since the late Anglo-Saxon period, with the granting of a formal charter in 1260. It has been in continuous use as a market ever since!

The covered Market Hall is a Grade II listed building dating from 1861 - back then it was known as the 'glass umbrella'. It is located in the town’s historic core, designated as the Market/Underbanks conservation area.

More recently, the Market Hall has undergone a restoration project carried out by Stockport Council. The main aim of the project was to restore the historic building and at the same time maintaining its original function and character whilst vastly improving the facilities offered for the public and traders alike. In terms of the wider area, this project was the final component in an extensive programme of works carried out by the Conservation Team to regenerate the historic market place.

The project team secured a Heritage Lottery Fund grant of just under £1 million in 2006. This was used to implement the scheme. Work was split into two phases to enable the market to continue trading from January to November 2008.

The Hall had fallen into a poor state of repair and was overcrowded with small stalls inadequate for trader's needs. Internally, it had lost much of its original Victorian character.

The project included the restoration and repair of the external envelope of the historic Hall and its interior. Careful restoration and redecoration of the structure has rejuvenated the original design and creates a striking interior.

Parking Nearby

With nearby links to the M60, getting access to the Stockport Markets is quick and easy by car. Below is our guide of nearby places to park.

The black circle is where the Stockport Markets are situated, with us highlighting four main areas to park nearby.

1 - Churchgate Car Park, 14 Churchgate, Stockport, SK1 1YA (Pay & Display)

Please be aware that due to recent road developments, you can now no longer access this car park from Millgate.

2 - New Bridge Lane Car Park, 3 New Bridge Lane, Stockport, SK1 2ND (Pay & Display)

3 - Asda, Enter via Millgate, Stockport, SK1 1XJ (Pay & Display however if spend instore then can be reduced)

4 - RedRock NCP, Enter via Leyland Street, Stockport, SK1 1TS (Pay on arrival)

If you fancy a walk around Stockport, then I would certainly recommend parking at RedRock as you are then able to walk through the centre of Stockport to get to the Markets.


Stockport is a major train route in the North of England, with many stops coming here before heading in and out of Manchester. As a result, being able to get trains here is easy.

The train station is situated about half a miles walk from the Markets, and even less to get to the centre.

Stockport Railway Station, Station Road, Stockport, SK3 9HZ


Most importantly, the Markets!

The Market hall itself is open Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 9am until 4pm, however this is open to change with special events which are on.

The outdoor markets are open every Saturday, and again opening times can vary dependant on the event. These are what we will be at so stay tuned for updates on when we will be there!

Stockport Markets, Market Place, Stockport, SK1 1ES

We hope to see you there soon!