There are a variety of different markets held in towns and cities close to Killingworth in the Tyne and Wear area of north east England whether you are looking for a bargain or hoping to make a profit by selling your own goods. These range from Car Boots and Flea Markets, to Farmer’s Markets and indoor covered markets, all selling a multitude of different products that include arts and crafts items, household goods and fresh local produce. Locations vary across the region from small street bazaars to sprawling outdoor markets with hundreds of stalls spread over several acres of land in the country fields.
Newcastle-Upon-Tyne is just a few miles form Killingworth and has several markets held on various days, at a variety of locations. These include Bigg Market, one of the smaller venues with 15 stalls and held every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and the larger Greenmarket which is a static market with 100 stalls that is open every day except Sundays. Opening hours are 9am until 5.30pm every day except Thursday which is open until 7.30pm for late night shoppers and visitors will find a variety of different goods for sale that include fresh food such as meat , fruit, vegetables and dairy produce, shoes and clothing, bags and accessories as well as household goods and grocery items. The Newcastle Farmer’s Market is held in the city’s Grey’s Monument and this is held from 9.30am until 2.60pm on the first Friday of every month. These particular types of market have proved very popular in recent years as these enable farmers from rural areas to introduce their produce to a wider area and many farmers use this to sell excess stock that may otherwise go to waste with all of the proceeds going directly back into the business. These are a great way to support your local community and to ensure that small business owners do not get overlooked in preference to their larger commercial competitors. The Quayside Sunday Market is held under the Tyne Bridge – one of the most easy to find landmarks in the city – with 200 stalls selling a variety of goods from 9.30am to 2.30pm while the St Oswald’s Hospice Car Boot is held on the last Sunday of every month (from March to October) on Regent Avenue in the Gosforth district of the city from 9am to 12noon, with sellers expected to be on site by 8am at the latest. If you are interested in setting up a stall as a vendor at any of these then you will need to be there at least one hour in advance of opening time.
Out with the city you will also find several markets in more rural areas in some of the small towns and villages close to Killingworth including the Watsons Indoor & Outdoor Car Boot which is held in and outside the Centurion Park Sports Centre on Rheydt Avenue in Wallsend. This is held every Sunday afternoon from 1pm until 5pm, from September to March each year while the Morpeth Farmers Market is held on Bridge Street close to Morpeth town centre on the1st Saturday of the month from 9am until 2pm.