Kettering and the surrounding area not only have a good range of shops, but also a number of markets where you can pick up bargains and interesting one-off items. As a leading agent offering property to rent in Kettering and the surrounding area, Ashan Property takes an interest in the whole area. Here we will look at some of the markets to explore if you are moving to Northamptonshire.
Moving to a new home gives a great opportunity to explore local markets. This can be a real treat away from the usual supermarket shopping trips. With fresh seasonal fruit and vegetables on offer, it’s a great way to find out about local produce and delicacies from the stall holders who know the area. A visit will give you a chance to connect with the local community and find out about the interesting characters and traditions of the place. With a wide variety of markets in the Kettering area, each one has something unique to offer. You will find a friendly atmosphere at these local markets, so why not enjoy a spot of retail therapy?
Kettering General Market – The largest market in the area, open every Friday and Saturday from 9am to 5pm, is packed full of stalls with all sorts of goods for you to enjoy. It’s fully pedestrianised, so you can wander around and take in the sights and sounds of this bustling market place. Every second Friday of the month is Foodie Friday with the market selling locally-produced food and drink from the surrounding borough. It is a natural and wholesome food market which works around the ethos of animal welfare and environmental issues.
Kettering Flea Markets – Open on Wednesdays from 9am to 2pm, this flea market is one of Kettering’s best-kept secrets! Once you discover it, this is a place to find second-hand and vintage items, collectables and memorabilia, as well as arts and crafts. All of the products are available at affordable prices, and you can enjoy rummaging around to find that perfect one-off item you have been searching for.
Burton Latimer Farmers’ Market – Held on the first Saturday of every month, this popular market in the Millennium Garden has become a much-visited community event. It is a place to buy fresh farm foods from the local area, including items such as homemade jams and other delicious foods. The local police community officer is regularly present and this is a place to find out about local news and future events in the borough.
Harborough Market – This indoor event carries on a tradition which has been part of life in Market Harborough for more than 800 years. In the town’s heart, this market is open 6 days a week from Tuesday to Saturday from 9am to 5pm and Sunday from 10am to 4pm. A thriving market full of locally sourced goods, this indoor market can be visited all year round, especially when the weather is not so good. You will still find a warm welcome.
Northampton Market – Dating back to 1235 when Henry III was on the throne, this is one of the oldest and largest market squares in England. This historic market is open on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday and has stalls selling everything from laptops to hand-made soap! On Wednesday, a vintage market is held, and a craft market on Thursday. Visit on a Sunday and you will find plenty of antiques stalls to browse. This market has something for everyone, and is a great place to find a bargain.
Wellingborough Market – A traditional market held on a historic site, this is open every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday opposite the Swansgate Shopping Centre. It has an interesting selection of stalls. During the summer a market is held catering for holiday visitors; and on Tuesday there is a bric-a-brac market selling armfuls of vintage items including arts and crafts stalls.
Kettering and the surrounding boroughs have lots to offer if you are new to the region, with excellent public transport links. Ashan Property know this area very well and have a large amount of quality properties to rent. To find out more about property to rent in the Kettering area, follow the link above.