Ipswich Market

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About Ipswich Market

Ipswich Market is a small traditional market operating Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 9am till 4pm located in Lloyds Arch and Giles Circus. Managed by Ipswich Borough Council, the market was given its first Royal Charter in 1317 by Edward II. 

There is a range for goods for sale from fresh fish, local fruit and vegetables, fresh meats, cheeses, clothing and jewellery to name but a few. In addition, Giles Circus offers street food from traditional burgers and sausages to Asian, Caribbean, Greek, vegan and artisan teas and coffees. 

Find our list of traders, locations and days. 

Becoming a Trader

If you are thinking about becoming a market trader, contact the Market Team in the first instance to talk about your products and discuss your requirements.

If we have a pitch available for your stall you will need to complete a market trader application form (link below) and agree to abide by the Market Regulations detailed at the link below. 

Please note that you will need to provide evidence that you hold public liability insurance to a minimum of £5 million and proof of your eligibility to working the United Kingdom. If using electric or gas you must also provide a copy of a PAT test or Gas Safe Certificate.

All food businesses must also have a minimum 4-star Food Hygiene Rating to trade on Ipswich Market.

Market Trader Application form

Market Regulations

Festive opening times

Monday 18 December 20239am - 4pm
Tuesday 19 December 20239am - 4pm
Wednesday 20 December 20239am - 4pm
Thursday 21 December 20239am - 4pm
Friday 22 December 20239am - 4pm
Saturday 23 December 20239am - 4pm
Sunday 24 December 20239am - 4pm
Monday 25 December 2023CLOSED
Tuesday 26 December 2023CLOSED
Wednesday 27 December 2023CLOSED
Thursday 28 December 20239am - 4pm
Friday 29 December 20239am - 4pm
Saturday 30 December 20239am - 4pm
Sunday 31 December 2023CLOSED
Monday 1 January 2024CLOSED
Tuesday 2 January 20249am - 4pm
Wednesday 3 January 2024CLOSED
Thursday 4 January 20249am - 4pm
Friday 5 January 20249am - 4pm