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.


Cookhouse at Warrington Market


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


Cookhouse Comedy Club - Thursday 16 June

The sell out Comedy Club returns for one final time before a pause for the summer break. Come along for a night of incredible food, amazing drinks and plenty of laughs!

MC Bren Riley is back on presenting duties with stand up sets from Eddy Brimson and Harry Stachini.

Tickets are £10 and food will be available to purchase on the night. This month's food offer comes from Eastern Point and Where's Romero.

Warrington Vegan Market - Saturday 25 June

Warrington Vegan Market is back and is taking over Time Square again. The event will bring together an incredible selection of vegan street food vendors, artisan bakers, craft brewers, ethical jewellers, small-batch soapers, local artists, zero-waste champions, and lots more.

It's taking place from 10.30am to 4pm. See you there!

Warrington Young Traders Market - Saturday 2 July

Warrington's Young Traders Market returns for its third year!

As well as showcasing a variety of amazing independent businesses owned and operated by young people aged 16 to 30, they will also be battling it out for a place in the Young Traders Regional Final and the chance to be crowned Young Trader of the Year 2022.

There will be food, drink, makers, bakers and creators a plenty, as well as a live music stage hosted by Warrington Music.


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)


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

Please note: Bank Holiday and Christmas 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.

Warrington Market Easter 2022

Good Friday & Saturday

Market: 9am - 5pm

Cookhouse: 9am - 11pm

Easter Sunday

Market: Closed

Cookhouse: Closed

Easter Monday

Market: Closed

Cookhouse: 10am - 7pm


How to find us

How to get here

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


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

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.


Email the market team

Call 01925 632571

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.


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: