Stratford has held a market since medieval times, and was granted the right to hold weekly markets in 1196 by King Richard I. In pre-industrial England, when there were not many shops, it was a place where farmers and their wives could gather on a certain day of the week to sell their produce. In Stratford, market day is Friday, or you can experience a real farmer's market on the first and third Saturday of each month.

Weekly Market

 
This market is also known as the Charter Market and has been held at the same location in Stratford for many hundreds of years. A wide variety of goods are on sale including fresh fruit and vegetables, meat, cheese, bread, coffee beans, olives, confectionery, leather goods, jewellery, footwear, flowers, watches and batteries. Hot food and drinks are also available.  Rother Street, Stratford-Upon-Avon, CV37 6LP Every Friday throughout the year 9am to 4pm 

Farmer's Market

 
Fresh meat, organic vegetables, eggs, cheese, freshly baked bread, cakes wine, confectionery, jams, pickles, seasonal indoor and outdoor plants and flowers. Hot food and drinks are also available. Rother Street, Stratford-Upon-Avon, CV37 6LP 1st and 3rd Saturday every month throughout the year between 9am and 3pm

Antique Market

Antiques and collectables including jewellery, pottery, linen, glassware, crystal, retro and vintage items, books, toys, furniture, watches, rings and more. Rother Street, Stratford-Upon-Avon, CV37 6LP 2nd, 4th and 5th Saturday every month throughout the year between 9am and 4pm 

Craft Market

Items for sale include leather goods, jewellery, fashions and art. Hot food and drinks are also available. Rother Street, Stratford-Upon-Avon, CV37 6LP Every Saturday throughout the year 9am to 4pm

Upmarket

 
This market is in the attractive area beside the River Avon at Waterside and has a large number of art, craft and food stalls, plus street entertainers.  Waterside, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6BB  Every Sunday and Bank Holiday between Easter and Christmas 10am to 5pm