There’s a nice write-up of St Nic’s Market in today’s Guardian G2 section, along with a picture of the Glass Arcade. It’s named as one of the ten best markets in the UK.
“This is the living embodiment of what a market should be. You can munch your way around the world without straying past the perimeter, for these stalls, gathered in what is left of Bristol’s old centre, cater for metropolitan sophisticates as well as seekers of bargain cauliflowers. The main market trades six days a week and is the largest collection of independent retailers in the city. Every Wednesday it’s joined by a farmers’ market, at which you can buy local produce, from honey and cheese to fruit and vegetables, direct from the producers. Then, on Fridays and Saturdays, the Nails market adds arts and crafts to the mix. A slow food market opens on the first Sunday of the month.”
I often enjoy wandering down to St Nic’s on a lunch break, normally stopping for lunch at Pieminister or the Moroccan or Jamaican cafes nearby.
Favourite areas of the market for me are the second-hand book shop, the sweet shop, the stall that sells old photos and the Nails art gallery near the Corn Street entrance. Then there’s Taste, one of the best delis and restaurants in town.
St Nic’s is somewhere that Bristol should feel justly proud of and it’s great news that it’s getting some national recognition.