Become a trader – find a small shop to rent in Newcastle



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You're an aspiring entrepreneur with dreams of launching your business. Setting up shop in the heart of Newcastle's vibrant Victorian market could be the ideal path to embark on.

Grainger Market has a rich history, central city location and established footfall. It offers a unique platform for budding businesses to thrive.

The advantages of market trading vs. renting a shop

Cost effective startup

Cost-effectiveness is one of the biggest advantages of starting up as a Grainger Market trader. Renting a shop in a prime location can be just too expensive, especially for new businesses. Market stalls on the other hand usually require a lower initial investment. This allows you to put more money into your products, your marketing, and growth.

Flexibility and low overheads

Market trading offers flexibility in terms of lease agreements. You can choose the days and hours you want to operate, helping you adapt to changing business demands and personal schedules. Additionally, the overhead costs associated with market stalls are generally lower than those of traditional shops, enabling you to maintain healthy profit margins.

Immediate exposure

Grainger Market is a well-known and highly visited eating, drinking and shopping location in Newcastle. As a trader, you'll benefit from the foot traffic generated by the market's reputation and our central location. This instant exposure can be a game-changer for your business, especially when you're starting out.

The city centre advantage: reaching a diverse audience

Our central city location is a strategic advantage that opens up various opportunities for your business:

  • Local residents: The market is easy for Newcastle residents to get to and is a popular place for everyday shopping. Whether it's fresh produce, clothing, or household essentials, locals rely on the market for their daily necessities.
  • Working professionals: The market's proximity to central Newcastle makes it perfect for working professionals. They often check out the market's different things during lunch or after work, attracting many potential customers.
  • Students: Newcastle is home to several universities and colleges, drawing a substantial student population. Grainger Market is popular with students because it's good value for money and has a wide range of products to choose from.
  • Tourists: Grainger Market is not just a local gem, it's a tourist attraction in its own right. Tourists flock to the market to experience its historical charm and discover unique, locally crafted items. As a trader, you'll have the chance to showcase your products to an international audience.

Specialist and unique shopping

Grainger Market's blend of traditional and niche stalls makes it an ideal place for specialist and unique shopping experiences. If you sell crafts, food, or clothing, the market's audience is open to finding something unique.

A community with a heritage connection

Being a trader at Grainger Market means joining a lively and helpful community, in addition to the business benefits.

The market's long-standing history and heritage create a sense of camaraderie among traders. You'll have the opportunity to collaborate, learn from experienced traders, and contribute to preserving the market's legacy.


To determine availability, obtain the details and schedule a viewing, please contact our agents at Knight Frank. You can reach them through email or phone: 0191 221 2211.