Treasure trove for collectors
Selling everything from decorative antiques and silver jewellery to vintage curiosities and salvaged items of interior decor, Bath Vintage and Antiques Market has been running for more than six years and takes place on the last Sunday of the month at the historic Green Park Station, a listed Victorian building with a stunning vaulted curved-glass roof.
A thriving venue for local life and culture right in the heart of Bath, Green Park Station is also home to a range of independent shops, restaurants and cafes, with the station's resident wooden cabins on the walkway selling a range of organic groceries, wine, fresh meat and dairy products, clothing, flowers and street food throughout the week.
Built in the 1860s the station was originally known as Queen Square Station and was in operation until the 1960s, when British Rail contraction led to services being slowly wound down, with the doors finally closed on 7 March 1966.
The derelict site was restored as a retail and market space in the 1980s and has provided a space to support local businesses and events ever since, with a full display of the station’s remarkable 100-year history on show in the station foyer.
The Ethical Property Company Ltd took over managing the site in November 2008, including the South Vaults offices that currently provide a home to a variety of innovative local organisations working for social change in Bath and across the UK.
The market stalls consist of a hand-picked range of traders, that make it easy to enjoy a one-of-a-kind shopping experience with some of the most popular monthly markets in the south-west also housed at the station.
Bath Farmers’ Market runs every Saturday from 9am-1.30pm and is a great place to go to find quality, fresh, seasonal produce at a fair price, with all goods sold directly by the people who produce them. Running from 9am to 4pm there is also a general market featuring a wide variety of exciting treasures that runs alongside the Farmers' Market.
On the first Sunday of the month the station is also home to Bath Flea Market, a treasure trove of curios and collectables that runs from 8am-4pm, with the last Sunday of the month the day to catch the Vintage and Antiques Market.
For more information about Bath Vintage and Antiques Market and Green Park Station visit the websites.