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Birmingham Open Market

Neighborhood: Ladywood
As featured in 3 Days in Birmingham and 1 other guide
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Address: Edgbaston Street, Birmingham, England
Phone Number: 0121 464 8349
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George Smith fresh fish stall.

This is a typical market stall which specialises in live oysters, shell fish, crab and lobster. Four of us arrived with a bottle of Chablis to sit at their eatery at the side of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 22, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

This is a typical market stall which specialises in live oysters, shell fish, crab and lobster. Four of us arrived with a bottle of Chablis to sit at their eatery at the side of the stall. Fresh oysters were shucked in front of us and we poured our wine. It's the sort of experience you read about in continental markets... More 

Thank micgou
New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015 via mobile

We ALL know we should eat better, bit many of us don't due to the high price of fresh food. Well, that ship full of excuses had sailed!! Get your shipping trolly, a handful of £1 coins, and get ready to change your resting habits for the better! There are SOOOOO many different fruits and vegetables! And at £1 each... More 

Thank TravelBug2newhere
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

Really good, nice friendly people and great bargain really really good if you like flea markets, I saw this on the off chance when I to rag market and cool place to visit

Thank vixxy8888
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 via mobile

This review is based solely on two seafood merchants that are tucked away in a corner of the indoor market. They are neither the biggest or loudest purveyors of goods you will find on your visit, but easily the best. George Banks (according to his website his family have been in business there since 1874) sells the most excellent shellfish.... More 

Thank MrBandersnatch
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

For a more personal shopping experience where you meet traders come here. Plenty of choice and bargains galore. Just watch what you buy and you'll be okay.

Thank tezpil
Cannock, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

What a super place to visit. The market is a hive of activity with a selection of food that we have only experienced abroad. The mistake we made was not taking a chill bag with us. The fruit and veg was at give away prices and the selection of meat was amazing, there is also a wide selection of fish.... More 

Thank jackienmartin
Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Go and do this. It really is an experience that takes you back to the old days when supermarkets didn't exist and this was the way that people shopped!! It's cheap and cheerful and some really really great bargains to be had on the fresh vegetable stalls. Go and enjoy it. Enter in to the spirit and take it all... More 

Thank joy l
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Some of the indoor market is ok but the outdoor market is ok for some veg most of the fruit is rotten and is a waste of money

Thank andy b
Dudley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

This is a good market with good variety and reasonable prices. It is also indoors so the weather won't affect your visit. As with the rag market it is easy to get to by public transport

Thank john6101953
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014 via mobile

There is something for everone and I mean everone from food to boxing gear if you can't find it hear it don't exist!!

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