We visit the oldest market in Bristol where traders are upbeat after a busy summer

It houses the largest collection of independent retailers in the city

Trading since 1743 in the old city, St Nicholas Market, also known locally as St Nicks, is the oldest market in Bristol and was named one of the top 12 markets in the UK in 2021.

The vibrant market houses the largest collection of independent retailers in the city, with over 60 stalls spread across The Glass Arcade, Covered Market and the Exchange.

St Nicks is open Monday to Saturday from 9.30am to 5pm, and also hosts the Bristol Farmers’ and Producers’ Market, Street Food Market and Bristol Indies' Market.

We visited St Nicks on a sunny Tuesday and chatted with some of the traders to see how the summer has treated them and what impact the living crisis has had on their trade. Here's what we found: