St. George’s Market Belfast is a great place for locals and tourists alike to pass a few relaxing hours. Whether you’re just looking to chill out, grab a bite to eat, or find that present that’s a little bit different, St. George’s Market has it all. Since being awarded best atmospheric market in the UK by The Observer newspaper in 2006, St. George’s Market has picked up numerous awards and accolades, the most recent being in 2017 for it’s Winter Twilight Market, which was winner of the VM Christmas Awards 2017: Hospitality sector (Restaurants, Coffee Shops, Travel and Leisure)
I like to go there often, and will upload all my latest pics from the market to this page. But first you may ask, what days is St George’s Market on?
St. George’s Market Opening Times
St. George’s Market Friday Variety Market 6am – 3 pm
Fresh fish, fruit, vegetables, freshly baked bread, antiques, books and clothes – from a needle to an anchor, you could find it here at St. George’s on a Friday.
St. George’s Market Saturday Food and Craft Market 9am – 3 pm
Predominantly speciality foods and crafts with a few surprises and unusual finds possible too. Fabulous place to enjoy some free live local music from just before midday in the centre of the market.
St. George’s Market Sunday Market 10am – 4pm
A mixture of the Friday and Saturday markets, you can enjoy free live music as you browse the great selection of stalls, or simply wind down with a great coffee and sit and listen to the music.
St. George’s Market Twilight Markets
Twilight evening markets are now held several times a year at St. George’s. I will update this page with details.
The next scheduled Twilight market is the
Twinkling Winter Twilight Market
The final Twilight Market of 2017 is the ‘Twinkling Winter’ Twilight Market on Tuesday 7 and Wednesday 8 November.
All Twilight Market events are strictly over 18s after 9pm due to licensing laws. Anyone under the age of 18, and who is on the premises at this time, will be required to leave the building.
St. George’s Market Bus
A free market shuttle bus departs from St George’s Market from 8am – 12.50pm on Fridays and from 9am – 3pm on Saturdays.
A free bus leaves for the market from City Centre (Royal Avenue, outside Tesco) every 20 minutes from 08.10 to 13.10 on Fridays and from 09.10 to 13.10 on Saturdays.
Times for these buses may vary a little depending on traffic conditions. To check on all public transport to get to the market ring Northern Ireland’s public transport provider Translink on +44(0)28906630
Translink bus & rail timetable enquiries are also available through their Contact Centre. The Contact Centre opening hours are Monday – Friday 7am to 8pm, Saturday & Sunday 8am to 6pm.
St. George’s Market Car Parking
There are several multi-story car parks close to St George’s Market including:
- Waterfront Hilton
- Lanyon Place
- Victoria Square.
There are also pay-and-display ticket zones right outside St George’s Market. These are managed by Transport NI.
St. George’s Twilight Market Pics 02-08-2017
I visited the Summer Beach Party Twilight Market at St. George’s on Wednesday 2nd August for a short time, but had to rush away due to unforeseen personal commitments. I had just taken a few photos before I had to go.
Cyprus Avenue at St. George’s Market
Find out more about Cypress Avenue at https://www.cyprusavenue.co.uk/
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Chocolatier Holden got right into the Summer Beach Party theme with their summer cocktail truffles and chocolate.
Louise Dornan kept up the Beach Party theme with her vegan bakery. Crumbs vegan bakery can be found on Facebook under Crumbs Vegan Bakery.