Manchester City Council

Markets New Smithfield Wholesale Market

Sunday market and car boot

New Smithfield Wholesale Market, Whitworth Street, Openshaw, Manchester M11 2WJ (For sat nav, shoppers use M11 2WP)

About our Sunday Market & Car Boot

Our traditional car boot is an outdoor element of New Smithfield Market which provides a space for householders wanting to get rid of their unwanted used personal goods.

On our covered and outdoor Sunday Market you'll find cafes, takeaway food and drink, fresh meat, vegetables and fruit, stalls selling clothing, shoes, bags and jewellery, books, audio and video, toys and games, and all your household toiletries and furnishings.

Opening and Trading times

The New Smithfield Sunday market & car boot opens its gates for traders at 5am, with trading spaces being allocated from 6am onwards. Trading lasts from 7am until 2pm.

Do you want to sell at our Sunday Market & Car Boot?

If you want to sell new and second hand goods there's no need to book. Just turn up and join the queue at the back of the market. Gates open from 5am. Spaces are allocated on a first come, first served basis from 6am.  There are restrictions for sellers of fresh food, such as hot & cold food and drink, ice-cream and butcher's meat.

If you are selling used goods on a traditional outdoor 'Real Car Boot' trading space, the fees are as follows:

  • £19.00 per car; and
  • £25.00 per van.

For those selling new goods, there are two separate fees depending on how regularly you trade:

  • £39.50 - casual spaces
  • £33.50 - licensed regular spaces (£576.00 reservation fee payable per annum per licence)

You will be charged the full daily fee for every space and part space that you use.  Please note from 3 December 2017 we will no longer accept cash or cheques as a form of payment for spaces and only be in a position to take payments by credit or debit card.

Find out more about trading at the Sunday Market & Car Boot including:

  • Trading space size;
  • Applying for a licence to trade regularly; and 
  • Selling fresh food, such as hot & cold food and drink, ice-cream and butcher's meat.

See more information about New Smithfield Market, including travel directions and location.

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