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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. 

The market boasts many features that you can’t get anywhere else, including fresh food, such as a greengrocer, a butcher and a stall selling one of the widest varieties of cheese in the area.

If you are looking to buy for children, then 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. 

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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  • Disabled access


  • On-site catering


  • Children welcome


  • Parking with charge

Property Facilities

  • Smoking not allowed


Map & Directions

Road Directions

Accessible by Public Transport.

Chelmsford Retail Market

Type:Indoor Market

Bellmead, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 1LE
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Tel01245 605717


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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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