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Birmingham Rag Market

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Address: St. Martins Market Edgbaston Street, Birmingham B5 4RB, England
Phone Number:
+44 121 464 8349
09:00 - 17:00
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Tue 09:00 - 17:00
Thu - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

Open 4 days a week, the Birmingham Rag Market provides market shopping at...

Open 4 days a week, the Birmingham Rag Market provides market shopping at its best, and is home to 350 stalls, and 17 perimeter shops, selling a massive and diverse range of goods.

  'The Rag' is renowned for the extensive range of fabrics it has to offer,in addition to general and alternative goods.

The Rag Market is one of three Bull Ring Markets. The other two are the Bull Ring Open Market, and The Bull Ring Indoor Market.

The Big Brum Antique Market is also held 10 times a year - see website for details and dates.

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If you can’t find it here then you won’t find it anywhere! Hundreds of stalls selling every possible patter and type of fabric that you can imagine as well as accessories like... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Kelly W
Tamworth, United Kingdom
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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you can’t find it here then you won’t find it anywhere! Hundreds of stalls selling every possible patter and type of fabric that you can imagine as well as accessories like threads and buttons. The colours are amazing and it is lovely just to browse the stalls even if you are not buying. Its great to see this part... More 

Thank Kelly W
Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 April 2017

We popped in for a look around. The market is mostly for the sale of material and haberdashery goods. The re are other stalls selling phone accessories and other gods. We realsied how cheap it would be to live north of Watford! Worth a stroll around.

Thank MilkoHastings_UK
Worcester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 April 2017

Walked round this market again Saturday mainly just soaking up the atmosphere it's a super market selling almost everything. How nice to see the Unity in Diversity Owl from the Big Hoot looking very much at home in the market.

Thank 70ish
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

Although it lost some charm a few years ago when it moved its still a great market with a wide range of things to buy as well as interesting characters.

Thank Paul G
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 March 2017

Theere are markets and markets, you have the veg market that's outside, and the day markets inside,that you can grab a bargain,beware of the birds trying to get your food before you! The market stalls are numerous,and people very friendly

Thank LORIAN65
Wednesbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 March 2017

Thursday is our favourite day for the rag market . easier to get round . whatever you need , someone here will sell it !

Thank chris1953jr
United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

If you want authentic huddle and bustle then go here, from fruit and veg to clothing its all here, just for the feel you should go and keep markets going as they are the oldest forms of shops

Thank D4hda
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Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Cool to see. Nice to hang out in the market and see what the locals are buying. Fresh food , funny items . China town next to it so you can see both at once.

Thank Caroline B
Knivsta, Sweden
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Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Depressing heaps of plastic rubbish and damp materials. The fresh food section was outside and a bit more uplifting.

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breastongourmet, Secretary Rag Market Traders association at Birmingham Rag Market, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to comment on Tripadvisor. However I do not recognise your description of the Rag Market. We have dozens of hard working traders that fill the Rag Market with thousands of products at bargain prices 4 days a week. The material selection is second to none in the UK - dress fabrics, upholstery fabrics, curtain... More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 February 2017

nice old school and modern traders. there is almost something for everyone. always nice to grab a cuppa tea while you have a walk around or have a sit down with a fag from the out door tea bar. i have used the markets for 30 years now since i was a boy and i do try to come here... More 

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