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Warrington Market, Time Square, outdoor dining, Cookhouse

Our multi-award winning market is home to more than 50 fantastic independent traders, selling a wide range of fresh food, gifts, goods and services.

The purpose built, state-of-the-art facility features a combination of traditional features and contemporary charm, with the two-storey building bordered by Bridge Street on one side and the new Time Square public space on the other.

Selling everything from meat, fish, cheese, pies, fruit, veg, cakes and sweets, to jewellery, fabric, handbags, clothes, makeup, perfume, curtains, clothing alterations, comics, musical instruments, fairtrade products, key cutting and shoes repairs – plus the 'Cookhouse at Warrington' which is home to 11 worldwide food outlets and two independent bars.

Cookhouse at Warrington Market

The market is also home to the ‘Cookhouse at Warrington Market’. There is a huge variety of hot and cold dishes on offer and two independent bars, with an inside dining area and outdoor terrace. It can also be separated from the main market hall, to serve customers into the evening and to host special events.

 

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Cookhouse at Warrington Market

 

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Stay safe leave space

There are safety measures in place to help keep you and others safe. We are asking customers to:

  • Keep your distance
  • Mask up
  • Follow queuing systems at stalls
  • Use the hand sanitiser stations available
  • Use contactless payments where possible
  • Use the contactless table ordering service when dining at the Cookhouse

Events

Christmas time at Warrington Market 

Come along on Friday 9 December, Saturday 10 December and Sunday 11 December for some festive fun for all the family, including a Christmas special Makers Market and live music. 

On Saturday 9 December, The Grinch will be paying us a visit as well as some real-life reindeer! 

Cookhouse Comedy Club - Thursday 22 December

MC Bren Riley returns, joined by comedians Martin Mor and Raul Kohli.

Tickets are £10 and food is available to buy in house on the night from selected traders.


Keep up to date with event information on social media.

Traders

Opening times

Main market

  • Monday to Saturday: 9am - 5pm
  • Sunday: Closed (open on the second Sunday of every month, 11am - 5pm and closed on other Sundays)

Cookhouse

  • Monday to Thursday: 9am - 7pm*
  • Friday to Saturday: 9am - 11pm
  • Sunday: 10am - 7pm

*More time to dine - Cookhouse will be open until 9pm on Thursday 1, 8 and 15 December (last food orders at 8pm).

Please note: Bank holiday opening times may be different to those above. Please check the market's Facebook page for the latest information.

Opening hours for individual trader kitchens may vary between the hours stated above, please visit the online ordering portal for specific hours for each kitchen on the day you visit. Some Cookhouse traders also offer click and collect and delivery options. Find out more on the Cookhouse webpage.

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Christmas time at Warrington Market

Christmas opening times

Main market

  • Christmas Eve: 8.30am - 4pm
  • 25 to 27 December: Closed
  • 28 to 30 December: 9am - 5pm
  • New Year's Eve: 9am - 4pm
  • New Year's Day: Closed
  • 2 January: Closed

Cookhouse

  • Christmas Eve: 9am - 4pm
  • 25 to 27 December: Closed
  • 28 to 30 December: 9am - 7pm
  • New Year's Eve: 9am - 1am
  • New Year's Day: Closed
  • 2 January: Closed

How to find us

How to get here

Warrington Market, 2 Time Square, Academy Way, Warrington, WA1 2NT.

Walking

The market has two entrances - one on Bridge Street and one from Time Square, off Academy Way.

Bike

There are bike racks outside the market on Dolmans Lane and in front of the council offices in the square.

By road

You can park on the Time Square multi-storey car park on Bank Street.

By bus

The nearest bus stops are on Scotland Road, Academy Street and Rylands Street, or you can walk from Warrington Bus Interchange, which is only a short distance away.

On the train

The nearest railway station is Warrington Central, which is a ten minute walk through town.

Contact

Email the market team

Call 01925 632571

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Time Square sign

Time Square development

The market forms part of the wider Time Square development - an eagerly awaited regeneration of Warrington’s leisure scene.

Awards

Warrington Market has been rated one of the best indoor markets in the UK! We've added another accolade to the collection, winning the Best Large Indoor Market category at the National Association of British Market Authorities (NABMA) Great British Market Awards 2022. Previously, we were named 'Market of the Year' in Cheshire Life's Keep Life Local awards in 2020.

We’ve also won awards from organisations including the National Market Traders Federation (NMTF), Association of Private Market Operators (AMPO), National Farmers Retail and Markets Association (NFRMA) and the Association Town Centre Management (ATCM).

Some of our resident traders are award winners in their own fields as well, and we have a multi-award winning market management team.

Trading at Warrington Market

We are happy to say that we are fully let here at the moment. However, if you would like to register your interest for trading with us, if a unit space becomes available, you can do so by completing the form below.

All cost information can also be found on the following documents: