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Halifax Borough Market

This splendid Grade II* listed Victorian market hall has been voted the best in Britain. Come and enjoy the hustle, bustle and traditional splendour of a thriving retail market with a warm and friendly atmosphere and eat your way around the world with delicious food and drink!

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Information on Halifax Borough Market

Attraction type:
  • Antiques
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Books & Music
  • Cafe & Tea Rooms
  • Clothing & Jewellery
  • Deli & Sandwich Shops
  • Disabled Access
  • Family
  • Markets & Shopping
  • Toys & Gifts

The impressive and historic Grade II* listed Halifax Borough Market was built between 1891 and 1896 and officially opened by the Duke and Duchess of York (later King George V and Queen Mary) on 25th July 1896

As a first time visitor to this award-winning market, you could be forgiven for thinking that you’d stumbled on to the set of a period TV drama. The Market’s decor and atmosphere combine to create a shopping experience that just can’t be matched by mundane and soulless out-of-town supermarkets or retail parks. Discover beautiful wrought ironwork, exquisitely-carved stonework and baroque spires. Look out for the mythical beats keeping watch above you over the Market’s  interior.

The Market’s currently undergoing  a lot of building and restoration work, so with scaffolding towers and boarding it may not currently look at its best – but just wait until the work’s finished!

Alongside the  traditional family butchers and fruit and vegetable stall, which have passed down through generations, are new stall holders tempting your taste buds with a bounty of exotic produce from the continent. Nor will the Market’s’ fishmongers disappoint. You can treat your inner child with toffees, fudge, boiled sweets, cakes and brandy snaps. Sandwiches, sweet and savoury pies, olives and chorizo can be found alongside haberdashers, vibrant flowers, perfumes, leather goods, books, underwear, hardware, home entertainment, fancy dress and more!

You can refuel with a cuppa and butty (go on, have cake too), a Full English,  or indulge yourself with  Thai, Mexican, Tapas, Burgers, Pizza, Paninis, Pasta, Pie & Peas, Craft Ales & Beers and more!

From the exotic to the native, extravagant to inexpensive, the quality of produce on offer remains unsurpassed. The traditional splendour of Halifax Borough Market offers you a real destination shopping experience.

Regular tours of the hidden  ‘Streets in the Sky’ above the Borough Market will return once the current building work has finished. You can find more information about these tours here.

Open Monday to Saturday 9am – 5pm.

Accessibility Information:

Halifax Borough Market has step free access at each entrance on all four sides of the building. The entrances from Market Street slope upwards, the entrances from Southgate slope downwards and the entrances form Albion Street and Russel Street are level.





Did you know? Halifax Borough Market also doubled up as a filming location for popular TV show Ackley Bridge, and the BBC drama Boat Story. You can find out more about filming in Calderdale, and even build your very own film trail, on Film Calderdale’s Movie Map.