Covered Market in Oxford is one of the most searched for online.

That was the finding of business credit card company Capital on Tap.

It analysed 30 of the best markets from around the country, ranking them based on a range of factors such as the number of days each market is open, the monthly search demand for every market, and their average Google ratings.

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The historic market in Oxford came fourth, behind Camden Market and Portobello Market in London and Bury Market in Manchester.

Capital on Tap said: "Given that it’s the largest market in London, it’s no surprise that Camden has topped the list of the UK’s favourite markets.

"Open seven days a week, the eclectic market sees 165,000 monthly Google searches — the highest of all markets analysed. Camden also has a huge 116,900 Google reviews, and an average rating of 4.6. 

"In second place is another of London’s markets, Portobello Road.

"Its rating is a little lower than Camden’s, at 4.4, but it does see the second-highest number of both Google reviews (21,832) and monthly searches (49,500).

"Located in Notting Hill, the market is open six days a week — only closing on Sundays."

The Covered Market has 1,900 monthly Google searches, and 9,090 Google reviews.

Oxford Mail: The Covered MarketKamilla Fernandes-Pickett, marketing and communications manager from Capital on Tap, added: “Whether you’re an experienced micro-business, or just stepping into the world of commerce, street markets can be great exposure for your brand or product.

"The first market day can be a little overwhelming, but there’s a few simple steps you can take to ease the process and enhance your experience.

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“Firstly, choose the right audience. Do your research and make sure whichever market you attend is the right fit for your brand.

"Come prepared to network with customers (and fellow traders), and take advantage of the chance to ask them for feedback that can help you improve your product. 

“In terms of logistics, you’ll need to take the right kit along with you. Most markets will provide you with a basic table but you’ll want to turn this into an attractive place to sell your product.

"You’ll also need a card reader, but bring some spare change too in case people want to pay with cash."

It a busy year last year for the Covered Market.

Tap Social opened its Market Tap pub to coincide with longer opening hours, and a number of new businesses opened.

These included Il Corno, a new bar selling Naples-inspired food and drink.

Fanny Clemente got the idea of opening a shop after studying in the city and she is running Il Corno with her mum and dad Franco and Barbara.

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