The Grainger Market opened in 1835 and is one of the few markets that remain in use for its original purpose. It was Newcastle’s first supermarket.
Today meat, fish, fruit and vegetables remain a core part of the market’s offer in addition you can find street food and cafes, fashion retailers and cobblers, pet supplies, gifts among the traders selling Monday to Saturday from the market. A number of 21st Century businesses trade from market units that are not too far removed from those the first traders of 1835.
The modern Grainger Market enjoys a light, bright, vibrant and buzzing atmosphere. Achieving a balance between the market’s heritage and the needs of a new generation of shoppers isn’t always easy. The Grainger Market is a Geordie institution that we can all be proud of. It’s vibrant atmosphere and friendly traders make for a real shopping experience. Whether you’re a foodie or fashion conscious there’s something for everyone and it’s all under one roof.
The market is also the inspiration for an artist in residence who will engage with market traders, local shoppers and visitors and culminate in the creation and public celebration of one or more pieces are artwork.