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Birmingham Rag Market

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

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.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Paul G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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Wednesbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 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 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

You will find most of the things you would need as a reasonable price from cheap fruit n veg, even toys n clothing

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Fabulous place to shop right prices great location 5 stars for me ..would definitely visit again..Friends loved it too..

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

You can not get any fresher then the local produce you see there, why pay supermarket prices when you can buy more from a local provider. Great for students, people who have a tight budget great for everyone!!. They don't just do fruit!! Clothes, Haberdashery fabrics , Meat & fish - haircut, jewellery. For me personally its a throw back... More 

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