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“Better than average small city market” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Market Square

Market Square
Ranked #15 of 157 things to do in Cambridge
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Owner description: Cambridge is a market city, and stalls have been trading at the historic market square in the city centre since the middle ages. From Monday-Sunday, 10am-4pm, you will find stalls selling a wide range of goods including: Street Food, Books, Vinyl, CDs and DVDs Clothes, jewellery and bags Fruit and vegetables, fresh fish and health foods Second hand bikes Garden plants Mobile phones and accessories ...and much more! The market square also hosts a flourishing local food, arts and crafts market on Sundays (10am-4pm), selling organic produce from local farmers and work from some of the region's most talented artists, craftsmen, potters, sculptors and photographers.
Cambridge UK
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“Better than average small city market”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2013

This is a working market open 7 days a week that serves, primarily, the people of Cambridge, including the large student population. Thank goodness it has fewer trinkets and none of the tatty junk stalls that travel from town-to-town. It's not a 'potemkin' market designed to draw tourists with kitzch or contrived historical features; it's a market where visitors can see real England, not an artificial constructed attraction. There are two busy bicycle repair stalls and I watched the proprietor of one chat with a customer as he removed a tyre without once taking his eyes off the person he was chatting with. How they make a living with their low, low prices, I just don't know! There's a stall selling about 50 different coffee beans, another specializing in hemp clothing, two (at least) second hand book stalls, a stall selling a very wide range of dried fruit (it had everything for our Christmas cooking), a confectionary stall, a cheese stall and, of course, greengrocers. There are often entertaining buskers on the Guildhall side and the 'big 3' colleges - Trinity, Kings and St Johns - are just a block or two away.

Visited April 2013
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“Not bad, yet there's so much better stuff around”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2013

It's a market square, as any other in a bigger town in England. Nothing too special, but also nothing too terrible. Fresh juices deserve thumbs up!

Visited March 2013
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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“market”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2013

very poor not much on there fruit stalls old clothes stalls, sweet stall, old bric a brac stalls, not much else,

Visited July 2012
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Haverhill, England, United Kingdom
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“Busy market”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2013 via mobile

The market has loads of stalls offering a wide range of items, the prices aren't to bad and you can near enough always pick up a bargain :)

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“everything and anything”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2013

whatever your after this is the place to get it! From fresh veg bread and drinks to vintage clothing also jewellery friendly market and lots of atmosphere

Visited September 2012
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