Who doesn't love a market? You can't beat organic produce, freshly baked goods, handcrafted gifts and maybe even a beer or cider from a microbrewery. Plus meeting the people who actually make them is always interesting - you might even be able to find out the names of the chickens that laid those eggs you're buying!
There's a variety of markets taking place regularly at First Hull Trains destinations, so we've put together a collection of some of our favourites.
Seven days a week, 10am-6pm
Let's start with a big one down in good old London town. Camden Market is actually a series of large adjoining markets that offer practically anything you can imagine. One of these is the Stables Market, an excellent place to pick up some glad rags whether you're into your vintage clothing or something more alternative. It also offers everything from furniture and antiques to bric-a-brac and piercings, catering to all interests.
Camden Lock Market is a haven for home entertainment. With board games, mind teasers, juggling equipment, independent bookshops and a wide range of music and cult films, it's a great place to find something for a rainy day.
Then there's Inverness Street, which has been a bustling marketplace since the turn of the 20th century. If you're in the mood for rustling up something tasty, you'll discover a range of stalls selling fruit, vegetables and seasonal ingredients. Or if you'd prefer to have your meal prepared for you, the street is lined with bars and restaurants offering a huge range of dining options.
Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, DN1 1NF
When was the last time you took a trip to Donny? Boasting the North's largest traditional marketplace with 400 shops, stalls and stands, you'll find the following there:
The Fish Market - Fifteen fishmongers present a Noah's Ark of sea creatures! Crab, prawns, lobster, cockles and popular choices of fresh fish sit beside bream, monkfish, mackerel, trout and much more.
The Corn Exchange - Household linens, fashion, furnishings and trinkets are housed inside this beautiful Victorian jewel.
The International Food Hall - This venue is dedicated solely to food, with butchers and pie makers from just around the corner joined by suppliers from the Caribbean, Greek islands and various other exotic lands.
The Wool Market - Interested in haberdashery, home decor, gardening or crafts? Love books, films and coffee? Or maybe you just need your shoes mending? This large market hall is sure to offer a solution.
Outdoor Market - Fruits, fashion, flowers, footwear, fragrances and phone accessories, plus much more. You'll find everything you need right here - come rain or shine!
Third Sunday of every month, 11am-4pm, HU1 1TU
Located next to the picturesque Marina, Humber Street has undergone a revamp over the last five years. Once a dwindling industrial area, it's now the main focus of Hull's cultural activity and presents festivals, art installations, gigs, live theatre, dining events and even powerboat races on a regular basis.
The Humber Street Market houses organic food, vintage clothing, arts and crafts, beauty products, jewellery and home furnishings. Devoted to coffee? Locally roasted blends in a variety of strengths and flavours are available. There's also something for the family pooch, as local pet suppliers often set up shop for the day.
As the market's located in the centre of Humber Street, visiting also offers an excellent opportunity to grab something to eat at Thieving Harry's, take in a variety of art at the numerous galleries, visit Dinostar to learn about the giants of prehistoric times, or head over to The Deep to see the fish, rays, sharks and gentoo penguins.
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