Trading days and times for outdoor markets are subject to change. See our Facebook or Twitter pages for the latest information.

We welcome applications from prospective traders and stall holders. Unfortunately, we don't keep waiting lists.

We promote all our stall vacancies on this page, Facebook and Twitter.

We're happy to hear from anybody who wants to open up a stall whether you're experienced, or a complete beginner.

We can give advice on all things markets, such as public liability insurance and food hygiene if required.

Contact us on 0117 922 4014 or markets@bristol.gov.uk

Vacancies

Bristol Food Source

A construction project is currently underway to rebuild the central section of the Covered Market. In keeping with St Nick's long history of selling produce, we are hoping to attract local food enterprises to complement our existing mix of businesses.

Once it's built, the ‘Bristol Food Source' will house up to three businesses, each offering diverse, original, and authentic food to customers.

Because of the nature of the new building, we cannot consider applications for on-site cooking operations. Reheating food and serving hot drinks may be allowed, depending on what is being sold.

Market trading will be licensed for a 12-month period from when you start trading. We hope that licensees will take that time to establish their business and be ready to move onto the high street after the 12 months.

Cost

Our  pdf application guidance (424 KB) has details of the costs and other information.

How to apply

Before you apply, read the  pdf example licence agreement (140 KB) .

To apply, fill in and return the  pdf application form (253 KB) and return to us:

  • by email: markets@bristol.gov.uk
  • by post: Markets Office, The Exchange, Corn Street, Bristol, BS1 1JQ
  • in person: Market Office, in St Nicholas Market's Glass Arcade (opposite ‘Crafty Beans')

You must submit your application before the closing deadline of midnight on Monday 17 June 2024.

For additional support and information email info@growyourownbristol.com 

St. Nicholas Indoor Market

We currently have a vacant stall in St Nicholas Market's South Arcade. The stall is sub-divided into two parts by a public walkway and is approximately 9.3 sq metres.

Stalls are licensed on a six day week basis (Monday to Saturday) and must be open for business from 9:30am to 5pm every day. You'll also need to be open on some Sundays and evenings, particularly over summer and during the Christmas period.

Cost

The annual trading licence fee for this current financial year is £5,000 (approx. £96.15 per week). Electricity supply is included in the cost.

pdf Application guidance and further information for the South Arcade stall. (332 KB)

How to apply

To apply for the stall, fill in and return the pdf application form (250 KB) .

  • by email: markets@bristol.gov.uk
  • by post: Markets Office, The Exchange, Corn Street, Bristol, BS1 1JQ
  • in person: Market Office, in St Nicholas Market's Glass Arcade (opposite ‘Crafty Beans')

You must send us your application before 5pm on Monday 1 July 2024. We'll then shortlist applicants for interview.

pdf Example of the current licence agreement (140 KB)  for St Nicholas Markets.