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Chelmsford’s indoor market dates back to the 11th century. It includes many family-run businesses, handed down through generations.

You can choose from a wide variety of products and enjoy a unique shopping experience. 

Fresh food is available from the greengrocer, butcher and a stall selling one of the widest varieties of cheese in the area. There is delicious takeaway including Thai, Italian and Indian as well as traditional British food.

The market boasts many unique stalls such as boutique clothing, and even one catering to those on various spiritual paths.   

The baby and children’s clothing stall is a must-see. Grown-ups are also catered for with stalls selling items such as bags, hats, wool, and ladies clothing or if you'd like to get crafty there are fantastic haberdashery stalls on offer.

There is lots for the home and garden, and you’re spoilt for choice with three plant and garden ornament stalls, plus garden furniture. The stallholders offer a variety of indoor and outdoor furniture, just right for a family gathering or a lazy Sunday afternoon in the garden. Or if you’re looking to re-cover an old chair, the foam stall will cut foam to size for you.

Thursday is second-hand market day and the traders here will be delighted to show you their collectable items for sale. This ranges from war memorabilia, vinyl records, vintage jewellery, and ornaments, to books and DVDs. If you’re looking to match up an old broken piece of china, then you might be in luck. The second-hand market traders also sell prams, pushchairs and once loved but outgrown children’s toys. 

The indoor market allows you to support small, local, family-run businesses and help ensure that Chelmsford’s traditional market thrives well into the 21st century.   

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Sunday, 17th March 2024 - Sunday, 17th March 2024

Sunday, 24th March 2024 - Sunday, 24th March 2024

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Chelmsford Retail Market

Type:Indoor Market

Bellmead, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 1LE
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Opening Times

* Sunday and Monday - Closed
Tuesday to Friday - 8.30am to 4pm
Saturday - 8.30am to 5pm

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