Lichfield Markets have been held on the historic Market Square since King Stephen granted the first charter for a market in 1153.

Plaques recording events such as martyrs burnt at the stake, along with statues of Dr Johnson and that of his biographer James Boswell, can be found on Market Square which is overlooked by Johnson’s Birthplace Museum – where Dr Johnson, writer of the first authoritative English Dictionary, was born in 1709.

Thriving weekly General Markets are on Tuesdays (except Spring Bank Holiday Tuesday), Fridays and Saturdays with up to 52 stalls selling a wide range of quality items and fresh produce at reasonable prices from friendly, established traders.

An appealing and popular Farmers’ Market is held on the first Thursday of the month (except January) with up to 45 stalls selling a delicious and irresistible selection of fresh, local produce plus unusual arts and crafts.

Market location Market Square,
WS13 6LG
Market days Tuesday – General Market
Friday – General Market
Saturday – General Market
Monthly Farmers’ Market on the first Thursday of the month with an extra one for Christmas on the third Thursday in December
Market operator Lichfield City Council
Donegal House,
Bore St,
WS13 6LU

Telephone: 01543 309853