For centuries, Kingston on Thames has always been home to busy markets with the oldest known records going back to the early 1200s. Amazingly, these historic markets still continue to operate.
The Market Place isn’t just any location, but a worthy destination for the arts and festival events in Kingston too.
The latest renovation of the area was in June 2014. Added were sleek but practical street furniture, new granite paving and an innovative lighting system creating a magnificent, public space.
The Ancient Market hosts 28 permanent market stalls and trades seven days a week, from 10 am to 5 pm, selling fresh fruits, veggies, fresh flowers, fish and lots of other food variety. There are street food retailers of foreign dishes too. Outdoor seating is available for everyone.
There is also a space for 24 pop-up market stalls, providing an opportunity for other vendors to sell.
Throughout the year the market hosts food fests, cultural festivals, music events, along with the occasional night and vintage markets.
Cyclists are welcomed at the Ancient Market
There are more cycle racks built to make the Ancient Market more functional for cyclists. A line of lighter colored granite pavement marks the Sustrans national cycle route passing along the western side of the Market Place.
Where is it located?
Town Centre, Kingston Upon Thames, KT1 1JS
Right by the river. Close to All Saints Church. Near Clattern Bridge and Rose Theater.
This is also a local market that sells fruit, vegetables, beef, fish, bread, apparel, fabric and more. Occupying the Cattle Market ground level car park in front of the Kingfisher Leisure Centre, near Kingston Museum.
The Monday Market runs every Monday from 9 am – 2 pm.
Before heading to Kingston upon Thames, plan your trip to ensure you see what it is that Kingston upon Thames has to offer, including this Kingston Monday Market.
Kingston Christmas Market
Every November, Kingston Christmas Market already starts to open its doors, turning the scenic Market Place into a holiday wonderland. Wooden chalets will be offering mulled wine and loads of street food, along with handmade items suitable as stocking fillers.
There will be a vintage style carousel to keep the kids entertained, plus additional family fun activities every weekend of December.
Surbiton Farmers’ Market
This popular monthly food marketplace keeps the customers satisfied with regular events and shows, but it’s actually more about the food. The farmers and food suppliers run the stalls, selling everything from Brazilian delicacies to traditional English cuisines.
Every third Saturday of the month, the market operates on Maple Road from 9 am-1 pm.
Locally grown fruit and vegetable varieties which are rarely seen on the high street are sold here, along with artisan deli products and pastries made just down the road. Their objective is to provide high-quality food at a good value while at the same time creating a strong sense of community.
Kingston Antiques Centre
The Kingston Antiques Centre has been on London Road since 1996 and throughout the years, the Centre has seen some amazing and magnificent pieces coming through their doors.
The antique dealers have everything one might love and wish for. They specialized in Antiques, collectibles, vintage items and clothing and much more.
Ham Parade Market
The market is held on the first Saturday of each month, excluding January, from 10 am – 2 pm, bringing the fresh harvest to Ham Parade, as well as delicious street food, delightful local handicraft, and leisure for the whole family.
Stalls are lined up at Ham Parade KT2 5PU.