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South Shields market

The Word, National Centre for the Written Word and South Shields Market Place. Image courtesy of See Tyne and Wear Differently.

Traditional market

Every Monday and Saturday 9am to 4pm

Flea market

Every Friday 9am to 4pm

About South Shields market

South Shields market is held in a traditional square with the eighteenth century old Town Hall at its heart. The historic church of St Hilda stands on the south side of the market place and there has been a church on the site since 647 A.D.

The market place is dominated by the elegant 'pepper pot' old Town Hall, which stands at its centre, offering shelter and a handy resting place.

The market place makes an important contribution to the success of the lively pedestrianised town centre with a range of high street stores together with some excellent pubs and restaurants.

Remodelling

South Shields market place has been remodelled recently as part of the £100m South Shields 365 regeneration scheme.

Find out more about improvements to the market place.

How to get here

  • South Shields Market Square
  • South Shields
    Tyne and Wear
    NE33 1BH

South Shields market is within easy reach of the South Shields Ferry terminal linking to North Shields and the Metro station is nearby.

With good road access and convenient parking for motorists, the market is a great attraction for visitors and local shoppers.

The A1 (M), A19 and other major trunk roads lead into South Tyneside where they link up with a modern network of dual carriageways that give access to all areas.

Market traders 

Apply to be a market trader

Make a complaint about a market trader

Market stall licence

Image gallery

Events at South Shields Market Square

  • Name
    Traditional market
    Location
    South Shields Market Square
    Time
    9:00am to 4:00pm
    Cost
    Free
    Description
    The Traditional Market is on every Monday and Saturday from 9am to 4pm in South Shields Market Square. Image courtesy of See Tyne and Wear Differently.
  • Name
    Flea market
    Location
    South Shields Market Square
    Time
    9:00am to 4:00pm
    Cost
    Free
    Description
    The Flea Market is on every Friday from 9am to 4pm in South Shields Market Place. Image courtesy of See Tyne and Wear Differently.
  • Name
    Traditional market
    Location
    South Shields Market Square
    Time
    9:00am to 4:00pm
    Cost
    Free
    Description
    The Traditional Market is on every Monday and Saturday from 9am to 4pm in South Shields Market Square. Image courtesy of See Tyne and Wear Differently.
  • Name
    Pepperpot Fayre
    Location
    South Shields Market Square
    Time
    10:00am to 3:00pm
    Cost
    Free
    Description
    Come along to this summer crafts market and pick up a range of gifts, treats and handcrafted items.
  • Name
    Traditional market
    Location
    South Shields Market Square
    Time
    9:00am to 4:00pm
    Cost
    Free
    Description
    The Traditional Market is on every Monday and Saturday from 9am to 4pm in South Shields Market Square. Image courtesy of See Tyne and Wear Differently.
  • Name
    Flea market
    Location
    South Shields Market Square
    Time
    9:00am to 4:00pm
    Cost
    Free
    Description
    The Flea Market is on every Friday from 9am to 4pm in South Shields Market Place. Image courtesy of See Tyne and Wear Differently.
  • Name
    Traditional market
    Location
    South Shields Market Square
    Time
    9:00am to 4:00pm
    Cost
    Free
    Description
    The Traditional Market is on every Monday and Saturday from 9am to 4pm in South Shields Market Square. Image courtesy of See Tyne and Wear Differently.
  • Name
    Traditional market
    Location
    South Shields Market Square
    Time
    9:00am to 4:00pm
    Cost
    Free
    Description
    The Traditional Market is on every Monday and Saturday from 9am to 4pm in South Shields Market Square. Image courtesy of See Tyne and Wear Differently.
  • Name
    Flea market
    Location
    South Shields Market Square
    Time
    9:00am to 4:00pm
    Cost
    Free
    Description
    The Flea Market is on every Friday from 9am to 4pm in South Shields Market Place. Image courtesy of See Tyne and Wear Differently.
  • Name
    Traditional market
    Location
    South Shields Market Square
    Time
    9:00am to 4:00pm
    Cost
    Free
    Description
    The Traditional Market is on every Monday and Saturday from 9am to 4pm in South Shields Market Square. Image courtesy of See Tyne and Wear Differently.
  • Name
    Traditional market
    Location
    South Shields Market Square
    Time
    9:00am to 4:00pm
    Cost
    Free
    Description
    The Traditional Market is on every Monday and Saturday from 9am to 4pm in South Shields Market Square. Image courtesy of See Tyne and Wear Differently.
  • Name
    Flea market
    Location
    South Shields Market Square
    Time
    9:00am to 4:00pm
    Cost
    Free
    Description
    The Flea Market is on every Friday from 9am to 4pm in South Shields Market Place. Image courtesy of See Tyne and Wear Differently.
  • Name
    Traditional market
    Location
    South Shields Market Square
    Time
    9:00am to 4:00pm
    Cost
    Free
    Description
    The Traditional Market is on every Monday and Saturday from 9am to 4pm in South Shields Market Square. Image courtesy of See Tyne and Wear Differently.
  • Name
    Traditional market
    Location
    South Shields Market Square
    Time
    9:00am to 4:00pm
    Cost
    Free
    Description
    The Traditional Market is on every Monday and Saturday from 9am to 4pm in South Shields Market Square. Image courtesy of See Tyne and Wear Differently.
  • Name
    Flea market
    Location
    South Shields Market Square
    Time
    9:00am to 4:00pm
    Cost
    Free
    Description
    The Flea Market is on every Friday from 9am to 4pm in South Shields Market Place. Image courtesy of See Tyne and Wear Differently.
  • Name
    Traditional market
    Location
    South Shields Market Square
    Time
    9:00am to 4:00pm
    Cost
    Free
    Description
    The Traditional Market is on every Monday and Saturday from 9am to 4pm in South Shields Market Square. Image courtesy of See Tyne and Wear Differently.
  • Name
    Traditional market
    Location
    South Shields Market Square
    Time
    9:00am to 4:00pm
    Cost
    Free
    Description
    The Traditional Market is on every Monday and Saturday from 9am to 4pm in South Shields Market Square. Image courtesy of See Tyne and Wear Differently.
  • Name
    Flea market
    Location
    South Shields Market Square
    Time
    9:00am to 4:00pm
    Cost
    Free
    Description
    The Flea Market is on every Friday from 9am to 4pm in South Shields Market Place. Image courtesy of See Tyne and Wear Differently.
  • Name
    Traditional market
    Location
    South Shields Market Square
    Time
    9:00am to 4:00pm
    Cost
    Free
    Description
    The Traditional Market is on every Monday and Saturday from 9am to 4pm in South Shields Market Square. Image courtesy of See Tyne and Wear Differently.
  • Name
    Traditional market
    Location
    South Shields Market Square
    Time
    9:00am to 4:00pm
    Cost
    Free
    Description
    The Traditional Market is on every Monday and Saturday from 9am to 4pm in South Shields Market Square. Image courtesy of See Tyne and Wear Differently.
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