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“A real market - not just for tourists.”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Market Square

Market Square
Ranked #17 of 159 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.
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“A real market - not just for tourists.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2013

This summer the Cambridge Market Square has been more colourful than ever thanks to so much sunshine. It has been full of tourists mingling with locals looking over the variety of stalls. I use the bike repair stall when my bike needs repairs but most of all I like to frequent the bookstalls which you can find at the St Mary’s Church side of the market. The famous David’s Bookstall used to stand here but they have retreated to the nearby passageway. I was amazed to see the bookseller had a book storage underneath the market. He popped down there to find a book I asked after. There are also excellent fruit and vegetable stalls which often have bargains towards the end of the day. Worth going later in the afternoon.

Visited August 2013
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“Dated”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2013

Cambridge Market is pretty boring and dated in my opinion, Needs a revamp and a makeover , Few excellent vegetable and fruit stalls, a couple of expensive bike repair stall , a barber which is cheap and very good and the rest pretty average really

Visited June 2013
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Upminster, United Kingdom
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“Sunday craft market”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2013

Brilliant - and very cheap compared to London Covent Garden. A large mixture of bakers, beaders, knitting crafts, wood turners and very mixed cultures. I particularly liked the Hungarian bakers and the Polynesian beaders.

Visited May 2013
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“Daily market”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2013

Big variety of open air stalls. We visited two bike stalls, and got good advice. There was a fruit stall selling unusual fruits: Nisperos, Rambutans , Alphonsos, Cactus pears, etc.
Just about anything for sale in the market.

Visited May 2013
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“Needs more attention”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2013

There are some great stalls in the market which offset the rapidly advancing process of making Cambridge into Chain-store City. However, the city government needs to make more investment in the Market Square to ensure that it is clean and not so grotty.

Visited April 2013
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