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The Best Alternative & Goth Markets in the UK this Month

Get your goth indie business fix with these alt markets.

September 24, 2023
5 min read

We’ve gathered up all the best goth arts and crafts markets from across the UK and October is jam packed with Halloween and Samhain events. Whether you’re looking for a new vintage outfit, handmade jewellery or horror-inspired bakes, you’re sure to find a delightful trinket (or two, or three!) at these macabre markets, bizarre bazaars and frightful fairs.

Satanic Flea Market in London . Getting in there first is the Satanic Flea Market in London, on the 1st of October. In the iconic setting of Electrowerkz, you’ll find a whole hoard of deadly delights, including Virginia the Wolf with their unique body jewellery and Seven Crows with spooky chocolates. Curated by the people behind online marketplace Baphomart, so you know it’s going to be good.

Satanic Flea Market runs from 12pm to 6pm, with a £4 entry.

The Full Moon Market in Leeds. On Friday the 6th head to the Corn Exchange in Leeds for a deliciously dark night market. Celebrating local makers and indie business, you can find the likes of Snakes & Ravens, Fae Candle Co. and Amermani’s Attic all flogging their wares. They make an effort to impart info on accessibility and whether the venue is dog and child-friendly too.

The Full Moon Market runs from 5pm to 9pm, entry is free. 

Luna Night Market in Newcastle. Held at the delightfully named Biscuit Room in Newcastle on the 8th, Luna Night Market has lots on offer. We’re talking a wide range of darkly delightful stalls, including holistic massage, cute badges, handmade apparel and accessories, and more! There’s also entertainment, a bar and street food – basically everything you need for a great night. You can even win prizes for Halloween fancy dress.

Luna Night Market runs from 5pm to 9pm, ticket information to be announced. 

Bristol Alternative Market in Taunton. The Bristol Alternative Market in Taunton is at The Lawns social club on the 14th of October. A friendly and inclusive market, you’ll be able to find treasures like jewellery, trinket dishes and keyrings from Liv Moss Creations, as well as ethically sourced crystals from Fire & Earth Crystals, amongst many other gorgeous stalls, ready for your perusal.

Bristol Alternative Market: Taunton edition runs from 11am to 4pm, entry is free. 

Stalls from the Crypt in Nottingham. If you’re more Midlands way, then try Stalls from the Crypt in Nottingham on the 14th. Held at Liquid Light Brewery, this Halloween edition of their markets is set to tempt you in with lots of stuff and things to buy (and who doesn’t love stuff and things to buy??). With new and second hand bargains, creepy and cute items and much more, this is an alternative market you don’t want to miss!

Stalls from the Crypt in Nottingham runs from 2pm to 7pm, entry is free.

Leith Witchcraft Market in Leith. In Leith on the 21st and 22nd of October? Then you must head to Leith Arches for the Witchcraft market. Held every Pagan Sabbat with the aim of building and celebrating the witch community in Leith, there’s always something delightful to find, whether you’re into witchcraft or not! You’ll find a range of gorgeous folklore-inspired and seasonal goods at their Samhain edition, including art and crafts, candles, supplies and more.

Leith Witchcraft Market in Leith runs from 10am to 5pm, entry is free.

LFG’s Alternative Market in Leeds. On the 21st of October in Leeds, there is the Alternative Market from the guys at Leeds Festival of Gothica. There will be over 80 traders in Leeds Kirkgate Market, including vintage and retro clothes from Bad Bambi, botanical inspired jewellery from Dreadful Pigeon and upcycled gothic furniture from Obscurium Emporium. It’s part of a wider event called Leeds Alternative Day, with afternoon DJ sessions from The Phono.

LFG’s Alternative Market in Leeds runs from 10am to 4.30pm, entry is free.

Broken Heart Bazaar in Chatham. If you find yourself in Chatham on the 21st instead, then head to Sun Pier House for a whole host of handmade curios, one of a kind gifts and gothic art. There’ll even be plus-sized gothic and alternative clothes! The event is unique in that it’s in aid of the British Heart Foundation in memory of the organiser’s brother.

Broken Hearts Bazaar in Chatham runs from 11am to 4pm. 

Glasgow Witchy Bazaar in Glasgow. On the 22nd, in a magical place called The Haberdashery in Glasgow, you can find the Glasgow Witchy Bazaar. Not only will you find a range of gorgeous stalls, but some witchy services too. You can get your palm read, get a tarot reading and even talk to other witches about your practice. There’ll even be a ‘chatty cauldron’ where solo attendees can connect with others and make new pals.

Glasgow Witchy Bazaar in Glasgow runs from 12pm to 4pm, entry is ticketed at £5 each.

Hand of Glory Project in Leeds. A brand new art market, Hand of Glory Project is on the 22nd and will be held at Project House in Leeds. It’s a market focussed on tattoos, art and graffiti, so you know you’ll find some cool stuff to wear and decorate your home with, and maybe even walk away with new ink from one of the awesome tattoo artists who’ll be there. You can boogie to live music and tuck into some tasty food too.

Hand of Glory Project in Leeds runs from 11am to 10pm, entry is free.

Stalls from the Crypt in Milton Keynes. The second of three events from Stalls from the Crypt, the Milton Keynes event at Craufurd Arms on the 22nd will have loads of interesting stalls to peruse. With makers and artists like SophieJewel, Forget-Me-Not Barn and House of Carnage, there’ll be something for everyone here. We’re talking goth, punk, geeky gifts and decor items that you’ll love.

Stalls from the Crypt in Milton Keynes runs from 12.30pm to 4.30pm, entry is free. 

Bristol Alternative Market in Exeter. On Saturday the 28th of October, there will be 60 odd traders heading down to Corn Exchange in Exeter. It’s a Halloween special, so there’s lots to look forward to, including resin artists, alternative wedding planners, cutsy arts and crafts and much, much more!

Bristol Alternative Market: Exeter Edition runs from 10am to 4pm, entry is free.

Stalls from the Crypt in Northampton. Fancy wandering around perusing the best of creepy and kooky Northampton? Then head to The Black Prince on the 28th of October for Stalls from the Crypt. Showcasing a range of indie makers, artisans and crafters, you’re sure to find something for you, something for your goth besties, something for your home, maybe even something scrummy to eat.

Stalls from the Crypt in Northampton has free entry.

The Witches Cove Market in Glasgow. Another witchy market from our Glaswegian friends, The Witches Cove Market on the 29th at Revolution promises a magical and mystical Halloween event. You’ll be able to browse beautiful scented candles, vegan-friendly soaps and skincare, magical home decor and much more. Fancy dress is also encouraged (it is Halloween after all!).

The Witches Cove Market in Glasgow runs from 12pm to 5pm, entry is ticketed at £5 each.

Midnight Lunar Market in Edinburgh. On the 29th and 30th of October, The Voodoo Rooms in Edinburgh will be turned into the Midnight Lunar Market. A haven for all things witchy and weird, the Midnight Lunar Market is actually open until midnight, making it one of the latest running. You can peruse beautiful products from small businesses while grabbing a drink and some dinner too.

Midnight Lunar Market in Edinburgh runs from 5pm to midnight, entry is free. 

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