Bromley Charter Market
Our historic Charter Market, at the heart of the community for over 800 years, brings its own unique and vibrant atmosphere to Bromley’s town centre.
Each Thursday, Friday and Saturday throughout the day, the High Street pedestrian area welcomes an array of stalls offering a different range of products on each market day.
Find an assortment of traditional, modern, speciality and staple goods, beautiful gifts, quality produce and delicious food. Be tempted by tasty food, discover jewellery, crafts, vinyl records and sepia photographs; buy everyday favourites of fresh bread, cakes, meat and vegetables.
Bromley's Charter Market has been running since 1205, when King John granted a charter allowing a weekly Tuesday market - In 1447 King Henry VI granted a revised charter changing the market day to every Thursday. Being granted a Royal Charter meant that no other market could take place within 6⅔ miles on the same day as the Charter Market, a distance based on how far a shepherd could drive his flock of sheep to market in one day. The market was first held at Bromley Manor and then moved to Market Square where it stayed until 1933. Increased road traffic and highway improvements saw the Charter Market move to Station Road car park where it remained until relocating to Bromley High Street in July 2012.