The market, at the centre of Leighton Buzzard, is both an historic and modern feature of our town.

Named in the Domesday Book of 1086, Leighton Buzzard had the biggest market in Bedfordshire and was owned by the King. It was a traditional market where livestock, grown produce and made products were traded with farmers and producers travelling in from the surrounding areas.

Read more about the history of the market.

Today, Leighton Buzzard has a bustling, modern twice-weekly market at the heart of the vibrant High Street. The market runs on a Tuesday and Saturday where shoppers can choose from stalls selling everything from classic market staples such as fresh fruit and vegetables, fish, plants and cut flowers to books, shoes, clothing & food.

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In Feb 2022 Leighton Buzzard Market was awarded NABMA’s Great British Market Award for Best Council Market.  A representative from NABMA said: “Local Councils are the growth membership for NABMA and this category has a winner with a market that dates back to the Doomsday Book.

As well as traders standing in this market for over 40 years, it has recently launched a young trader’s scheme to encourage new entrepreneurs working with schools, Young Enterprise, the Prince’s Trust and NMTF.

“The operator has an expanding number of special events; is attracting a volume of enquires from new traders and offers a business start-up scheme that is proving very popular. “Social media is used extensively and without doubt this market is well loved in its town evidenced by online surveys.

Great news for our much loved #LBMarket!

2020 Annual Review survey feedback summaries

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