Reading My Way Around the World

Sunday 23 November 2014

St George's Market, Belfast

One of the oldest indoor markets in the British Isles St George's Market in Belfast is simply gorgeous and a real treat for a day out.  It is the last covered in Victorian Market in Belfast and dates from the 1890s - before which it would have been an open market.

Full of atmosphere, on a Sunday it is mainly an artisans market - Friday and Saturday are regular market days - fish, veg etc plus artisans.  

Sunday sees ceramics, silversmiths, wood turning, lots of jewellery, foods from around the world, 
Queueing at the Belfast Bap Co. - the best bread rolls in the world!!!
great coffees, local art, photographs and memorabilia, vintage books, specialist bakers - I love it.   
Coffee anyone?

Oh and I forgot to mention live music - which was superb this weekend.

 Today there was a film being shot adding to the chaos - and the pre Christmas rush is well under way.  
Some of the original Victorian design

Someone's yarn-bombed the main entrance grille

And from the inside ..

I hope your Sunday was as much fun :)


  1. Looks like a great place to visit. I love all the old you get over there.

    1. That's a great way of putting it Inger - all the old. I like that :)

  2. Nice. Most of the farmer markets we have here don't have live music, but they do have fantastic locally grown produce and locally created merchandise.

    BTW, I spent this past Friday (11/21) listening to your c.d. It was absolutely fantastic and I left a review of it on Amazon for you. It should be live within a day or so.

    Father Nature's Corner

    1. Aw that's brilliant GB - thank you - I'll go have a look.

      I know some musicians in New England who play at their local market from time to time and it always intrigued me until I found this one and found out what they're talking about.

  3. Hi Fil - how lovely you were able to enjoy the day ... I used to love Oxford market many decades ago ... and then Borough Market in London is the place to visit now ...

    They are great places and I love the architecture you've shown us and the stalls ... food to go - yes please! Cheers Hilary

    1. Yes, it's the food gets me too Hilary :)

      I really want to visit Oxford some day - we've been looking around for folk clubs near it to plan it into one of our trips. After years of watching Morse and Lewis it's a must see. Never been to Cambridge either so I must check that out too. and thanks for the heads up on Borough Market. My only problem with these wonderful places though, is that I'd need a mortgage cos there's always something wonderful that just has to come home with me :)


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