The Grainger Market was designed by John Dobson and was opened in 1835. The Grade I listed building is Newcastle’s largest covered market and at the time of its opening was the largest in Europe. There are two parts: a series of aisles where originally the meat was sold and the open plan hall was the original vegetable market.
Today the Grainger Market is home to over 100 small businesses and self-employed independent traders. Located in the heart of the city, the Grainger Market has been an important part of the city’s shopping experience for almost two centuries. Alongside craft stalls, mini bazaars, jewellers, clothing and plant stalls, you can find high quality butchers, fresh fish, artisan bakers, green grocers as well as street food traders, coffee shops and cafés with something for everyone.
The market is home to perhaps the smallest and oldest branch of Marks & Spencer, a market stall known as Marks and Spencer's Original Penny Bazaar