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Dudley Council the historic capital of the Black Country
Dudley Skyline

Dudley is a thriving market town with a strong tradition of market shopping. Its open-air market dates back to the 12th century and from the outset, was located in the heart of the town.

Once owned by the Lord of Dudley, in 2014 the market underwent a complete rebuild as part of a £6.7m refurbishment of the town centre and is now operated by Tudor Markets Limited on behalf of Dudley council. We are committed to retaining the historic roots of the Market and ensuring its success for many years to come.  Traders come from far and wide and goods offered for sale are many and various ranging from DVDs and Playstation games to fruit and vegetables; from ladies lingerie to fashionable sports wear. Dudley Council is keen to maintain the widest possible range of goods and produce.

When is the market held?

Dudley Market is open from Monday to Saturday every week. Providing traditional, local and vibrant shopping service to members of the local community.

How to become a market trader

By becoming a market trader you can help to maintain the strong tradition of market shopping within the town.  Getting started is easy, if you do not already have an established business then you need to identify a strong product line. You will need to ensure you have public liability insurance to be able to trade. Two of the most commonly used insurers are:

If you already have an established business or would like to know more about becoming a trader please contact Tudor Markets.  Let us help you to make a success of your business. 

How much does it cost to trade?

You can enjoy some of the cheapest stall rents in the Midlands. For details please contact the Market Manager.

What are the benefits of market trading?

You will be your own boss and the more effort you put in the greater the reward. You also get to work outdoors in the fresh air!

Vehicle access to stalls

Vehicles are allowed on to the Market Place for traders to unload and load goods. Vehicles must be removed from the Market Place by 9.30am as it is a pedestrian only area from 10am until 4pm.

Vehicles are allowed into the Market Place at 4pm on weekdays and 4.30pm on Saturdays.

Business Advice

If you are looking for business support or advice on starting a business, or growing your business, please contact our dedicated Business First team. 

Trading Standards

We support businesses and the public by giving free legal advice so that the highest standards of quantity, quality, price, description, and safety are maintained. 

  • The Market Manager is on duty Monday - Saturday and can be contacted on: 01384 231635.

    Tudor Markets 
    Suite 3, Neals Corner, 
    2 Bath Road, 
    Hounslow 
    TW3 3HJ

  • Public toilets with disabled facilities are located in Castle St, a short distance from the market.

  • If you have any comment or complaint regarding the cleanliness of the market or the service we provide, please let us know using the online Street Cleansing Report Form.

    Street Cleaning Report Form