The markets team oversees the running of the Retail and Wholesale Markets situated in the City Centre, as well as a Sunday Car Boot Sale and the famous Antiques Market. In addition it regulates over 130 street trading locations, licenses all Subsidiary Markets and Car Boots under the franchise rights of Birmingham City Council. A Markets Customer Centre provides assistance to Retail Markets customers.

Bull Ring Indoor Market
The Bull Ring Indoor Market replaced the Bull Ring Market Hall and opened in October 2000. It was operated by the developer, Hammersons, and returned to the City Council on 1 September 2004. It sells a variety of produce and is famous for its Fish Section. It has 140 stalls.

Bull Ring Rag Market
The Bull Ring Rag Market re-opened in December 2000. It is renowned for the extensive range of materials it has to offer, in addition to other merchandise. It has 350 stalls and 17 perimeter shops.

Bull Ring Open Market
The Open Market now provides 130 purposely designed and manufactured stalls including stalls around the Bull Ring Rag Market providing a lively and attractive market scene. The markets offer excellent goods, quality service, bargains and much more.

Wholesale Markets
Situated on a 21 acre site, which includes Horticultural, Fish and Poultry and Meat Markets, as well as warehousing and ancillary accommodation. There are 235 trading units comprising 31,000 sq metres of trading space.

Sunday Car Boot Sale
Held every Sunday morning in the Wholesale Markets Precinct, with over 300 hardstanding pitches, for the sale of second hand and new goods.

Car Boot Sales
Commercial Car Boot Sales are not permitted in Birmingham and before holding a Car Boot Sale for charity, you must seek permission from the City Council.

Antiques Market
This event is held in the heart of Englands Antiques Trade and attracts traders and visitors from across the country. For further details visit Antiques Market

Farmers Markets
These are held in the City Centre every first and third Wednesday of each month.

Street Trading
All streets in Birmingham have been designated as consent streets and are subject to the granting of a Street Trading Consent following consultation with other parties.

Subsidiary Markets
To comply with Birmingham City Council’s statutory monopoly to hold Markets and Fairs, permission is required to hold a Market.

Markets Customer Centre
Located within the Bull Ring Rag Market, the Markets Customer Centre is open between the hours of 9am and 5pm Tuesday to Saturday. A Shopmobility service is available from this venue.

Bull Ring Rag

Regular Opening Hours: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 9am-5pm

Indoor Market

Regular Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday 9am-5.30pm

Open Market

Regular Opening Hours: TueSday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 9am-5pm

For more information or to make a general enquiry about Market Services please use the General Markets Enquiry Form or alternatively telephone 0121 464 8349 or e-mail direct to: