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Bull Ring Markets

 Love Your Markets

The markets are home to a dazzling range of foods and goods, and traders with character and expertise who can help you find the right item at the right price.

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Birmingham Markets Crime and Anti-Social Behaviour Survey

Bull Ring Indoor Market

With 140 stalls, including the famous fish market, the Indoor Market sells fruit and vegetables, confectionery, carpets and household linens, adults’ and children's clothing, fish, meat and game. Open 9:00am-5:30pm, Monday-Saturday.

Bull Ring Open Market

The Open Market provides 130 stalls and offers excellent range of fresh fruit, vegetables and many other goods, quality service, bargains and much more. Open 9:00am-5:00pm, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Bull Ring Rag Market

The 350 stalls and 17 perimeter shops that make up the Rag Market are renowned for their extensive range of materials and goods: fabrics, fancy dress, electrical goods and more. Open 9:00am-5:00pm, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Wholesale Markets

The 21-acre site, based off Pershore Street, has 235 trading units and includes horticultural, fish, poultry and meat markets, as well as warehousing and other accommodation.

Antiques Market

Antiques and Collectors Fairs take place regularly at the Bull Ring Rag Market, attracting traders and visitors from across the country.

Car Boot Sales

Commercial car boot sales are not permitted in Birmingham and before holding a car boot sale for charity, you must seek permission from Birmingham City Council.

Sunday Car Boot Sale

This sale of second hand and new goods is held every Sunday morning in the Wholesale Markets Precinct, with over 300 hardstanding pitches available.

Fine Food Market

This is held in Birmingham City Centre every first and third Wednesday of each month.

Street Trading

All streets in Birmingham have been designated as consent streets and are subject to the granting of a Street Trading Consent following consultation with other parties.

Subsidiary Markets

To comply with Birmingham City Council's statutory franchise to hold markets and fairs, permission is required to hold a market.

The Markets Team

Birmingham City Council’s Markets Team oversees the running of the retail and the Wholesale Markets, as well as the Sunday Car Boot Sale and the Antiques Market.

Staff also provide assistance to retail markets’ customers at the Markets Customer Centre (please see below for details). Telephone 0121 464 8349, 0121 303 0302 or email:marketstalls@birmingham.gov.uk

The team also regulates more than 130 street trading locations and licences all subsidiary markets and car boot sales under the franchise rights of Birmingham City Council.

Markets Customer Centre

Located within the Bull Ring Rag Market (on the Edgbaston Street corner of the Rag Market, facing St Martin in the Bull Ring Church), the Markets Customer Centre is open between the hours of 9:00am and 5:00pm, Tuesday to Saturday.

For more information or to make a general enquiry about Market Services please use the General Markets Enquiry Form. Alternatively, call 0121 464 8349 or e-mail marketstalls@birmingham.gov.uk