If you’re an early riser (or even not so early) treat yourself and head over to St. Georges Market! Just a stone’s throw from the River Lagan, “Gorgeous St. Georges” (as its known locally), is an award-winning Victorian market and one of Belfast’s oldest attractions. Built between 1890 and 1896 (and fully refurbished in 1997), St. Georges is one of the most vibrant and colorful destinations the city has to offer. Recently voted “Best Large Indoor Market” in the United Kingdom, St. Georges beat famous London markets like Old Spitalfields, Billingsgate and Burough Market for this coveted title.
Customers travel near and far Friday, Saturday and Sunday to indulge in the exquisite selections of culinary delights brought by local producers-- fish caught at Portavogie, pork from Cookstown, beef from Armagh, venison and pheasant in season or local organic vegetables. Many of the current stallholders have traded here for at least three generations made evident when watching the camaraderie and “craic” between traders and customers.
Filled with sounds and smells from around the world, weekends at St. Georges buzz with the coolest vibe. Saturday and Sunday feels like a trendy art & antique market with food producers and purveyors--You’ll find artists, designers, antique dealers, bakers & chefs among the eclectic line up. Enjoy a French crepe, tart or a world famous “Belfast Bap” while listening to live music performed by local musicians. Want to catch up with friends and family back home? St. Georges also offers free Wi-Fi!
St George’s Market is located at the corner of Oxford Street and May Street.
- The Friday Variety Market is open from 6am-2pm.
- The Saturday City Food & Garden Market is open from 9am-3pm.
- The Sunday Market is open from 10am-4pm.