St Albans Markets
Our markets have been at the heart of St Albans since they were established in 860 by Abbot Wulsin. The market trading tradition stretches back further in the forum of Roman Verulamium and back to 20 BCE at the even earlier Catuvellaunian settlement of Verlamion.
Our markets continue to serve the people of St Albans and Hertfordshire, as well as our many visitors, an ever-changing range of products from the niche to the essential on 136 market events in 2022.
For those of you looking to trade with us, you will be joining a community of traders that includes multi-generational family businesses and budding entrepreneurs on their first project.
The historic St Albans Charter Market is to be relaunched in a new hybrid form on Wednesday 7 September.
Future of historic St Albans Charter Market outlined – mixture of stalls and gazebos in City colours proposed
The core of St Albans historic Charter Market is to become a mix of traditional market stalls and gazebos – all in the City’s famous blue and yellow colours.
Key decisions about the future shape of St Albans’ historic Charter Market have had to be delayed until early next year.
A meeting on the future of St Albans Charter Market is to be held in public with traders and residents welcome to attend.
A working group has been set up to examine options for the future development of St Albans’ historic Charter Market.
A business plan outlining the future of St Albans Charter Market is due to be analysed at a meeting next month.
St Albans Charter Market has been shortlisted for a prestigious Great British Food Award for the second year in a row.
A pilot scheme for a gazebo-only Charter Market in St Albans which was planned for late June has been postponed following the Government’s extension of COVID social dista
Major changes have been proposed to improve the running of St Albans’ historic Charter Market after extensive consultations with traders and residents.
Plans to give St Albans’ historic Charter Market an exciting new look have gone out to consultation.
Plans for Charter Market changes should be reviewed, a Committee says. More statues and other public art needed in St Albans.
Plans to replace traditional stalls at St Albans Charter Market with a variety of gazebos should be reconsidered, a Council Committee has said.
St Albans Charter Market trader Danni Jefferson has won through to the final of a prestigious national award.
St Albans City and District Council has worked with market traders to develop a revised Charter Market layout to allow more traders to operate at the twice-weekly market.
A team from St Albans City and District Council met with market traders on Friday (31 July) to listen to their concerns and their ideas for running the Charter Market during the current pandemic.
St Albans City and District Council has defended its stance on reopening St Albans Charter Market in a safe and socially distanced way.