We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Market Street, Cambridge, England
Phone Number: +44 1223 457446
Website

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 129 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 33
    Excellent
  • 52
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
A charming local market in the heart of Cambridge

It's always fun to see what the local food and other producers have on offer. We enjoyed a sunny day and looking at all the stalls without a big obligation to buy. We parked at... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
SarahM2011
,
London, United Kingdom

Similar Things to Do in Cambridge

Add Photo Write a Review

129 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this attraction
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
58 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This is just a street market selling the usual tat BUT pick your days to see specialist stalls like the tailor or jewellery repairer or bread and cheese. There are some excellent fruit,veg and flower stalls around the edge but i suppose mainly used by locals. Be careful when you venture in as the cobbles can be dangerous.. However it... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Perth, Australia
Level Contributor
107 reviews
96 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This is just another market in an overly touristy town. We did enjoy some food from the bakery stall but otherwise just ho hum ordinary.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Salt Lake City, Utah
Level Contributor
14 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Right in the heart of Cambridge is the lively market square with it's many food and vendor booths. Try the Belgian waffles (plain and hot, SO GOOD) or some delicious local fruits. We visited during rainy and on sunny days and its a great place to pick up some delicious foods - no matter the weather. There are some traditional... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sydney
Level Contributor
130 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

I wandered past this market a few times on my stay. As far as markets go, this was nothing special. There are a few cheapish Cambridge tops that you can buy as well as other souvenir trinkets. They also sell some food.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Royston, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
303 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

well, its a market and its the people that make a market a market. I find its an expensive one.. relyng more on the toursits than locals to support it, but never the less, everytime I visit Cambridge I always take a stroll around ot see whats on offer.. It hardly changes...

Was this review helpful? Yes
Midhurst
Level Contributor
60 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Found things that were for sale to be over priced, so much so that we walked away empty handed. The food vendors had better pricing but unfortunately the food was not that good.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
362 reviews
140 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

The market mostly sells monkey hats and tat but there are some useful things on offer. There are multiple people who sell vinyl.

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
83 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

It's always fun to see what the local food and other producers have on offer. We enjoyed a sunny day and looking at all the stalls without a big obligation to buy. We parked at the Park and Ride and took the bus - much easier than trying to find parking in the crowded streets of Cambridge, particularly since it... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
368 reviews
215 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 337 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

This market is an iconic part of the Cambridge heritage. It is open every day until around 5pm (some stalls may close early). You can buy fruit and veg, sweets, clothes, fresh orange juice, craft things, food, and some more niche items. It is great to walk around even if you don't intend on buying anything.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
540 reviews
242 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 351 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Park in the nearby Lion Yard Car Park and walk down to the market square. Best on a Saturday with numerous stalls selling just about everything. Try an ostrich burger! If you get bored there's 100's of shops nearby plus countless coffee shops etc

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Market Square also viewed

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
 
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
 

Been to Market Square? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Market Square

Address: Address: Market Street, Cambridge, England
Phone Number: +44 1223 457446
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Cambridge

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Market Square staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?