Bristol’s best outdoor markets & car boots

May 12, 2021 | MAIN FEED

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Who doesn’t love an outdoor market or car boot sale?

Who doesn’t love an outdoor market or a car boot sale? With summer just around the corner and most car boots now reopening, I thought I’d take a fresh look at the best places to go to in Bristol. However, please check their social media pages for updates before heading on out.

Clifton Car Boot

Apparantly, this one is famous and has even been featured on the BBC and in Marie Claire! It’s only £1 per car if you’re planning on popping along to pick up a bargain or £10 upwards if you’re thinking of selling on unwanted treasure. Open to visitors from 8:30am every Sunday, check out the Facebook page here.

Where to? The Clanage, Clanage Road, Bristol, BS3 2JX

Bristol Flea Market

Every Saturday, the flea market takes over Corn Street from 10am ‘til 5pm and it’s a great place to have a mooch around and maybe pick up an antique or vintage piece. This is weather dependent and if the weather’s really bad you’ll find a lot less stalls, check out the Facebook page here.

Where to? Corn St, Bristol, BS1 1HS

The Harbourside Street Food Market

The best of Bristol’s street food, live music, makers and creators on the Harbourside every weekend 11am – 4pm. Plus #StreetFoodThursdays 12pm -3pm, check out their Facebook page here.

Where to? Harbourside, Canons Rd, BS1 5UH

St Nicholas Market

St Nicks has Bristol’s largest collection of independent retailers and is a great place to shop, eat, drink, or just soak up the atmosphere. Keep an eye out for its other markets including a farmers’ market, street food market and the Nails Market, as well as many special events on its Facebook page here.

Where to? The Corn Exchange, BS1 1JQ

Whitchurch Car Boot

This has reopened but please check in advance as it is weather dependent. There are activities for the kids and it’s just £1 per car if you’re buying. Thinking of selling? Prices start from £10 for a car. Find out more here.

Where to? Hengrove Park, Bristol, BS14 0XA

Temple Quay Market

A weekly street food market taking place every Thursday in The Square, Temple Quay, Bristol from 12pm – 2pm.This is just a stone’s throw away from Temple Meads Railway station and a great place to go for lunch if you work or live near the financial district of the city. Check out its Facebook page here:

Where to? The Square, BS1 6DG

Tobacco Factory Market

I love meandering around this market on a Sunday and treating myself and Little Miss Diva to lunch. There’s usually arts and crafts for younger kids and stalls sell goods which are generally eco-friendly between 10 and 2:30pm see their Facebook page.

Where to? Raleigh Road, BS3 1TF

Easter Compton Car Boot

Combine your visit to a car boot with a trip to Washingpool Farm Shop. This event is popular because it’s great for sellers and buyers come rain or shine as it’s held both indoor and outdoors. It’s £1 per car for visitors and just £8 if you’re selling. Full details here.

Where to? Washingpool Farm, Easter Compton, BS35 5RE

Whiteladies Road Market

Every Saturday there’s a market on Whiteladies Road where you can buy food and drink from 8:30am ‘til 1pm and have an enjoyable morning shopping and relaxing while listening to local musicians, see more here

Where to? Whiteladies Road, BS8 2ST

Bristol Sunday Market & Car Boot

I love this Sunday market and car boot which is right on my doorstep! It’s free to have a look around and £10 for sellers in cars, £15 for those in vans. Open to sellers from 7am and buyers from 9 til 3pm. More info here.

Finzels Reach Market

Have you had chance to check out this food market yet? Give it a go – it takes place every Wednesday and Friday lunchtime from 11am – 2pm. See their Facebook page:

Where to? Finzels Reach, BS1 6BX

Do you love a bargain? Don’t forget to like Broke in Bristol on Facebook the for all the latest deals, discounts and days out. More from Broke in Bristol – & beyond:

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Jackie Annett

Welcome to my website. My name is Jackie Annett and I've lived in this wonderful city for many years. I'm a single mum to fourteen-year-old Little Miss Diva and for the last 20 years, I've been working as a journalist, magazine editor and blogger.

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