The Markets Service are pleased to announce the appointment of Catherine Simes, co-founder of the Bradford Street Market online platform on an initial one year contract.Read More
We have some great opportunities for you budding entrepreneurs out there inside the Oastler Centre and the Kirkgate Market. Whether you have an established small business or you’ve got an idea for a product or service and want to get a feel for buying and selling goods, setting up a stall is a good option in 2020.
Budding entrepreneurs can learn lots about business and what it takes to succeed while keeping start-up costs relatively low.Read More
From this Friday 24 July, the Government has mandated the use of a face covering inside shops and supermarkets. In line with government regulations, the Markets Service will make a face covering obligatory inside our indoor markets unless you are exempt. You can find out more information on exemptions on the Government website by clicking here.Read More
We have been scouring the market stalls this week to find you some rare delights (and they are not all food!). Here are our picks for the week because if you know well you know and you know now.Read More
From quality woolens, cardigans, handbags to sewing machinist services, key cutting and shoe repairs, our handy non-essential traders have returned to their stalls.Read More
Following the latest Government advice, Bradford Council is closing Kirkgate Market and all non-food stalls at the Oastler Centre and Keighley Market in order to slow the spread of the coronavirus (Covid 19).
St James’s Wholesale Market and the fresh food stalls within Oastler Centre and Keighley Market will remain open to ensure the supply of fresh food continues.Read More
This update contains the latest information for all traders, shoppers and visitors in our markets in relation to coronavirus.Read More
Our festive market opening hours for this year can be found below.Read More
Bradford Council Markets is reaching out to the general public, city centre businesses and shoppers to help decide the official name for the new market on Darley Street, which is set to open in 2022Read More
We are open Good Friday and Saturday, Normal Times across all our markets and closed on Bank Holiday.
Join us for lots of Easter fun in the markets this year! This Easter, we have our very talented team at Young Master’s Visual Art School delivering Easter Egg Craft Workshops in both Oastler and Keighley Market. Both workshops will take place on Saturday 31st March between 12-3pm.Read More
You can find all our Christmas Opening Times for our indoor markets below. This year, our markets will be open on Sundays and extended normal weekday hours. Read More
It all Spooks with us this Halloween, we have ghoulish activities lined up at the ready across our markets!
Oastler Shopping Centre – Saturday 28 October 12.30-4.30pm
The Young Master’s Visual Art School will be running a mummy-making workshop. Under threes will be able to make a masking tape mummy and older children will be able to make their very own 3D repositionable mummy.Read More
A new initiative to animate the top end of City Centre and drive footfall up Darley Street will see a range of activities and events take place this month. Bradford Council is staging a free programme of events for young families at the top of Bradford city centre this March and April. Read More
Over the past few months, we have worked with local artists, Jean Mcewan and Chemaine Cooke from Wur Bradford on various projects that aim to create a sense of ambience and atmosphere in the markets.
The lucky winners of our Christmas Loyalty Card scheme in both Oastler and Kirkgate Market were revealed at the end of December. Traders will be very pleased to know that the top 3 prizes, which were randomly drawn from our raffle box, went to regular shoppers of the markets.
Join Wur Bradford and Cecil Green Arts for a creative Christmas procession with a difference in Oastler and Kirkgate Markets, involving larger than life roving puppets and a sparkly travelling market shrine which you are invited to add your hopes and wishes to for the future!
Shoppers at Oastler Centre and Kirkgate Market could be in for a treat this year by signing up to our Christmas Loyalty Card Scheme, with a £500 Cash Prize, food vouchers and hampers brimming with goodies all up for grabs.
Love your Local Market is a celebration of our market culture, happening over a fortnight in May each year. More than 1,000 markets took part in 2016 celebrating over 7,000 events and market days. The event has gone viral on social media and digital platforms.
Love your Local Market is also about entrepreneurship with the markets industry providing in excess of 10,000 pitches to new traders over the last 4 years. We are proud to announce that Gala Tent are the main sponsors of Love Your Local Market in 2017.