Shops in Cambridge
Ours is a beautiful city with a stylish and diverse choice of shops. There is a fabulous mix of shops in Cambridge, consisting of high street names and independents in the city along with our historic markets. With four shopping centres, The Grafton, Grand Arcade, Lion Yard and Christ’s Lane sat alongside a vibrant and exciting city centre there is something for everyone.
Grand Arcade features over 60 premium and high street retailers, the nation’s favourite department store, John Lewis, a Carluccio’s restaurant, the sought after Hollister and much more. A three-floor Topshop / Topman and River Island are part of the Grand Arcade mix along with Ted Baker, Russell and Bromley, All Saints, Kurt Geiger and Pandora.
The Grafton is a short walk from the City Centre and is home to more than 60 retailers including Debenhams, Next, Primark, Topshop, H&M, River Island Boutique and BHS. Offering something for everyone, The Grafton is a family favourite with stores like Mothercare – home to Early Learning Centre – catering for the little ones. Take a break from shopping and grab a bite to eat and relax in one of the many cafes and restaurants in The Grafton or take in a movie at Vue Cinema.
Lion Yard is an established shopping centre in the heart of the city. This and the surrounding Petty Cury boast such names as Lush, Hotel Chocolate, New Look, Accessorize, Pret a Manger, Superdry and many more.
Within Christ’s Lane you will find a fantastic selection of homeware and fashion brands. Shopping enthusiasts will not be disappointed as Christ’s Lane is home to firm favourites H&M, Zara, underwear giant Triumph and casual wear favourite Two Seasons. You will also be able to grab a bite to eat at Starbucks and Giraffe.
Cambridge is an ideal city to potter around and discover a delightful array of independent and interesting boutiques, all located in a compact, beautiful and historical centre.
Market Square is framed with a selection of stunning shops including a flagship Cath Kidston store and Hugo Boss as well as the fabulous cookware shop, Steamer Trading and the ever-popular TK Maxx, GAP, Oasis and Marks and Spencers. St Mary’s Passage boasts some lovely shops like Sahara and Cuckoo. Down Peas Hill you will find lovely independent ARK and the popular Sicilian Cafe’ Aromi as well as the Tourist Information Centre and the Green Coffee Company. Past the Cambridge Arts Theatre there is the delightful CallyCo, selling fabrics, craft accessories and even sewing lessons and then round onto Bene’t Street and you will find Podarok, amongst others.
Around the corner is King’s Parade, where the magnificent King’s College and Chapel provide a spectacular sight alongside a choice of art galleries, cafes, wine merchants and boutiques.
Trinity Street, off King’s Parade, is packed with high street names and some excellent independent shops including Reiss, Jigsaw, Whistles, Jaeger, White Stuff, Sweaty Betty and Brora, menswear boutiques; Dogfish, Anthony and Arthur Shepherd and the brilliant bookshop, Heffers. A recent addition to Trinity Street is a wonderful new toy shop called When I Was A Kid, an aladdins cave of traditional toys to tempt your little ones. If you’re looking for a little something to remind you of Britain then pop into Jack’s on Trinity.
Rose Crescent, off Market Square, is an elegant street and home to a choice of luxury brands including Jo Malone London, Neal’s Yard Remedies, Molton Brown, L’Occitane, Cellini, Crabtree and Evelyn and Cambridge’s very own success story, The Cambridge Satchel Company. If you’re looking for a gift for a new arrival or little one then Jo Jo Maman Bebe has a beautiful selection of gifts and clothes.
Green Street is where you will find the award-winning Harriet Kelsall Jewellery Design, Modish Shoe shop and Oska. Catesbys and Susie Watson Design are both interior stores providing beautiful items for the home. If you’re planning a camping or walking holiday this Summer; Open Air is the place to go to get equipped. Fancy a new hat – then Laird Hatters on Green Street is for you – creating a range of handmade hats and caps for men and women.
Head towards the river and you will find Bridge Street and Magdalene Street and a mix of specialist shops, from dazzling jeweller, Catherine Jones and Providence a bespoke cabinet maker and paint specialist, to elegant boutiques Baska and Bowns. Petrus and Sevenwolves are also worth a visit and outdoor enthusiasts need look no further than Cotswold and Mountain Warehouse. Make time to pop along All Saints Passage to discover the exquisite lingerie shop Prohibido and the delicious Cambridge Cheese Company.
Make tracks down Sidney Street and you will find boutiques, music, books and gift shops alongside high street giants. Some highlights include Joules, Oliver Bonas, Mayhem, Jack Wills, Hobbs Sports and Next.
On Sussex Street is the wonderful Cambridge Toy Shop and Millers Music, alongside others including The Tailor’s Cat bridal shop and Finn Jordan beauty salon.
Through Sussex Street and you’re onto Hobson Street and then King Street where you can stop for coffee and cake at Sticky Beaks, indulge in some serious fashion shopping at Boudoir Femme and Giulio, visit a nail bar and stock up on art supplies at Tindalls.
On St Andrew’s Street there is the fine fragrance boutique, Penhaligon’s, delicious chocolate shop, Chocolat Chocolat, Jones the Bootmaker and must-have make-up brand MAC.
Along St Andrew’s Street you will find Regent Street, home to a number of high streets like The Futon Company and Farrow and Ball and independent retailers like John Beazors and sons, including property agents, recruitment consultants and a number of bars, restaurants and cafes.
A short walk across one of the city’s green spaces and the delights of Fitzroy Street and Burleigh Street await. Here you will discover more shops in Cambridge boasting bargains galore at Primark and Poundland as well as some excellent charity shops and Jemporium, a vintage fashion shop that is a real treasure. Billys Bike and Skate Shop is the place to go for BMX bikes, Scooters, Rollerskates, MTB, Commuter and Fixed wheel cycles and much more.
From high street names to excellent independents, there is a great range of shops in Cambridge. Cambridge offers shopping at its best.
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