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Published February 21st 2021

If you fancy a day wandering around unique stalls, easily accessible using public transport, Glebe Markets might be the destination for you. The markets are full of stalls boasting quality second-hand clothes, products from local businesses and delicious food. Read on to learn the tips and trick that helped me enjoy my day!

Getting to the markets

The Glebe Markets are located on the grounds of Glebe Public School, only a 5-10 minute bus trip from Central Station in Sydney. The trip is super simple, you get on the bus at Railway Square outside the main entrance of Central, and get off at the University of Sydney. These notable landmarks help start the day in the easiest way!

What to bring to the markets

It's always a good idea to check out the weather for the day you are planning to attend the markets. When we visited, rain was probable so we brought umbrellas just in case. The markets are outside, and although most stalls are covered by gazebos, it's good to be willing to get a little bit wet.

It's also recommended to bring cash with you to the markets. It's a bit of a mix of stalls which take card and those which don't, so better safe than sorry. Nevertheless, if you forget to bring cash, it's no major worry. Directly across the road, there are multiple ATMs to use at your convenience.

Finding gems at the clothing stalls

Many of the stalls at the Glebe Markets are selling second hand clothing. Most of the clothing is in amazing condition, and you can often find impressive deals on good quality brands.

Most stalls will generally have one or two tables covered in clothing, as well as a hanging section. The hanging clothes are easy to filter through, however, the tables can take a little bit more time. In my opinion, taking the time to have a look through everything is definitely worthwhile, you never know what you might find!

At one stall, I purchased two tops and a jumpsuit for $20 all up. Each item was in pristine condition and from quality brands; Bardot and Stellino. I couldn't be happier!

Enjoying the food selection

The Glebe Markets have a fun range of food stalls, but not too many to overwhelm you. Each stall offers different food options, something I really enjoyed and thought differentiated these markets from some others I have visited.

The food stalls are also relatively reasonably priced, which helps to ensure your market day doesn't end up being too pricey.

I had nachos for lunch, which were $15 for a large portion. If you weren't super hungry (although I think after all the walking around you will be!), the portion could easily be shared between two people. My friend had a Spanish lunch bowl, which was $14, and looked equally as delicious.

Final thoughts about the markets

I loved visiting the Glebe Markets, as I thought it was a great day out in which you could spend as much, or as little, money as you would like. The markets themselves have such a positive and welcoming vibe, and I can't recommend them enough!
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