National Lockdown - Stay At Home

The Charter Market remains open during national lockdown but is limited to traders selling essential goods (food, plants, pet supplies etc). Many of our traders are also selling online and/or doing home delivery during this time – see below for details.

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Charter Market

Charter Market hot food stall

Charter Market hot food stall

Lancaster's bustling Charter Market can currently be found in its new temporary home in the city's historic Dalton Square every Wednesday and Saturday. Enjoy the hustle and bustle of a traditional outdoor market and the aromas of freshly cooked food as you meander through more than 40 stalls selling a wide selection of items.

Situated within walking distance of the city's historic and cultural attractions including Lancaster Castle, several museums, theatres and two main shopping centres, the Charter Market provides the perfect start to planning a great day out in Lancaster.

From local produce to international cuisine, fresh fruit and vegetables to plants and flowers, jewellery and clothing to arts and crafts. There is also a wide variety of unique gifts for all occasions. You're sure to pick up something special at the Charter Market.

Current stalls include a range of international, vegetarian and vegan food, fruit and vegetables, eggs and preserves, mobile and laptop accessories, books and vinyl, pet supplies, free trade and ethnic goods including clothes and jewellery, and militaria and antiques.

Market days

Every Wednesday and Saturday from 9am to 4pm.

Market information


How to find us

Location:  Dalton Square - opposite Lancaster Town Hall, LA1 1PJ

By car:  Leave the M6 at junction 33 or 34 and follow the signs for Lancaster city centre. There are a number of car parks close by.

By bus:  Any bus to Lancaster bus station or Common Garden Street will drop you off just a couple of minutes walk away from the Charter Market.

By train:  Lancaster's mainline train station is only a five minute walk away.  From the station, head straight down the hill leading into the city centre.

Charter Market location