Orpington Market

Calling all traders of the honest to goodness, salt of the earth, genuine creds and overall good stuff. Join our groups of handpicked stalls in the heart of Orpington. With a paved market square, lighting, seating, power and so much more, Orpington Market is a great place to set up your market business.

The Market is open on Tuesday, Friday & Saturday to all traders - fashion, household, shoes, bakery, fishmonger , gardening & flowers and lots more!

If you are thinking of a new business start up, please email info@walnutsshopping.co.uk or give our market manager Paul Joynes a call on 07956 372 864.


Welcome to Orpington Market


About the market

A well established Market in the heart of Orpington, the space is situated in the prime shopping area of Orpington in the centre of The Walnuts Shopping Centre that experiences annual footfall of 6.5 million visitors per year. It's close to the very popular Odeon Cinema and 80 bed Premier Inn and directly edged by the local library, leisure centre and Orpington College. Orpington town High Street is located just outside the Walnuts Shopping Centre with it's many cafes, retailers and bars.

Come and experience a great local shopping experience for all the family; a place for the community to meet, eat and relax and where our local businesses can test out ideas as well as having strong, well-known traders offering high quality produce. With great transport links and easy parking, Orpington Market is a great place to come and get your good stuff.


First established in 1990 by previous owners of The Walnuts Shopping Centre, the market today has seen considerable investment with a new look market launched in September 2017 following a successful bid to The Mayors High Street Fund.

Visiting Orpington Market


Parking At The Walnuts

Charges start from just £1 per hour rising to £4 for six hours. The perfect excuse to come for the day, see the market, visit the cinema or eat out!!

Travelling to Orpington by Bus

Orpington is well served for buses on routes R2, 51, 61, 208, 353, 358, 477, 654, 684, B14, N199, R1, R3, R4, R5, R6, R7, R9, R10, R11

Travelling to Orpington by Train

Served by London Stations and just half an hour from London Bridge to the North, there are also trains from Sevenoaks, Tunbridge Wells and Hastings to the South.

Travelling to Orpington by Car

Taking the 4th Junction from the M25 follow the A224 to Orpington town centre from where you will pick up the signs for The Walnuts Shopping Centre and Car Park.


Trade With Us

Orpington is the London to Kent Gateway with an increasingly affluent demographic offering a great place to set up in business.

With annual footfall of 6.5 million going through The Walnuts Shopping Centre, Market Square sits in the heart of the town. Orpington College, the local authority Leisure Centre & Library sits to one side of the square, while the other sides are serviced by shops and a new ODEON cinema.

You can pay on the day by debit or credit card or Apple Pay.

We do not accept cash payment.

Street Food

If you have a foody offering you'd like to share with our visitors give Paul our Market Manager a call or apply on line and we will get back to you. Our visitors love a good chinese or burgers and bacon sarnies!

Test Trade

Got a business idea you want to try out?

Markets offer a low cost, low risk platform to test trade a new business and at Orpington Market there are special rates and incentives for local entrepreneurs. To make an application, give Paul or Belinda a call on 01689 832923.

New Stalls


We have a limited number of stalls for hire.

Branded in the markets new colours our stalls can be put up and taken down for you each day. Traders wishing to bring their own stalls must first talk to the Market Manager.

We are always happy to help new traders or those wanting to try out a business idea or if your new to the area and looking for a great place to relocate to then we would love to hear from you.

Traders Top Tips

A few hints and tips to get you trading at Orpington Market

Markets can be a quick way to start your own business, work flexible hours and become your own boss. There is also the vibrancy of a market as a creative, adaptive retail space that might appeal to you. You will get feedback on your products and you will also soon learn if you have what all great sales people need...the gift of the gab.

To find out more, read the traders top tips article here

Opening Times

Tuesday   9am - 4pm (Packing up begins 3.30pm)
Friday   9am - 4pm (Packing up begins 3.30pm)
Saturday   9am - 4pm (Packing up begins 3.30pm)



If you have any thoughts about our new market you would like to share or are thinking of trading with us but have some questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch.

By email at [email protected] or by telephone on 01689 832 923

Market manager Paul Joynes can be contacted on 07956 372864

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