Our Story

Crewe Market enjoys a rich history dating back to 1854, when The Cheese Hall was erected, housing over 2,000 tonnes of Cheshire cheese. A Corn Exchange and warehouse were built next door for butter and bacon, and over time the market cemented itself as a vibrant general market for Crewe.

Markets have been continually evolving for centuries, and the early 2000’s saw the rise of online shopping, supermarkets and discount stores creating challenges for Crewe’s General Market.

The Market Hall building needed investment to make it suitable for 21st-century shopping habits, in order to support a wide community of small businesses.

Crewe market has recently undergone major redevelopment works to breathe fresh life into this historic building. The historic Shambles units have been sympathetically restored, using heritage colours and materials to celebrate the market’s history, while making it fit for an exciting future.

In May 2021, Crewe Market reopened, home to an exciting selection of independent businesses offering street food, fresh food and retail goods.

Crewe Market traders are local to the Crewe area, and represent the high standards of quality, customer service and passion that make small businesses the backbone of our town centres. Find out more about our traders here.

The Market Hall is now a mixed-use destination venue, offering customers the chance to shop, eat, drink, rest and play, with a weekly programme of family-friendly entertainment, and a regular schedule of pop-up and speciality markets, community events and family activities.

We are child-friendly, dog-friendly, accessible and inclusive, and we want everyone to be a part of the exciting future of Crewe Market Hall.


We have limited opportunities for exciting small businesses to join us at Crewe Market Hall, including retail and fresh food retail uses. At this time, our street food units are fully let, but we are happy to hear from anyone interested in opening an outlet with us in the future to add to our contact list.

If you would like to express your interest, please follow the button below, fill out the short form and someone from our team will be in touch.