- There are over 250 Independent businesses in Cambridge to explore
- Cambridge has three shopping centres, The Grafton, Lion Yard and Grand Arcade all offering visitors a mix of retail and leisure options
From making your own gin with one of the world’s most innovative distilleries, to trying the best of the Cambridge food scene – here are some uniquely Cambridge experiences to seek out during your stayFind out more
If it’s shopping you are after Cambridge has it all, from some of the finest independent boutiques around, a seven day a week market and all the high street brands you might expect, you won’t be disappointed. There’s something for every budget, with luxury boutiques blending seamlessly alongside more affordable fare.
Cambridge has three shopping centres, The Grafton, Lion Yard and Grand Arcade all offering visitors a mix of retail and leisure options you would expect to see. Our historic core and cobbled streets are home to a vast array of independent boutiques covering ladies and men’s wear, home furnishing and exquisite jewellery, to name but a few.
Cambridge isn’t a shopping destination that can done with a quick visit, take your time and explore everything we have to offer.
Find a selection of over 60 premium and high street retailers under one sky-lit roof.
The Lion Yard Shopping Centre, celebrating 40 years of offering a great selection of stores and places to eat
The Grafton is ideal for a great day out with shopping, eating and entertainment.
Explore boutique shops, experience calming wellness treatments and indulge in delicious food in local restaurants celebrating seasonal produce.
Here are a few must-visit streets for keen shoppers to explore:
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Launching Spring 2023, Ben's Yard is a rural retail village on the edge of Ely welcoming your new go-to café/restaurant, fashion and lifestyle boutiques, head-to-toe spa services, artisan food hall, playground and a 6 acre event space all beautifully landscaped on the Stuntney Estate with marked trails through woodland, fenland and wildflower meadows.
Two festivals and events throughout the year, hosting literary greats, debut writers, scientists, artists, politicians, comedians and children's authors, all "For the Love of Books".
Welcome to Cambridge Narrow Boats, we are proud to run an independent, boutique narrowboat holiday hire business set in one of the most stunning locations in the UK. Join us to take in the wonderful natural scenery on the rivers & canals of Cambridgeshire and the truly unique beauty of the Fens, coupled with historic, vibrant Cambridge, steeped in history and culture.
Clare Hall is a college for advanced study at the University of Cambridge. We have beautiful grounds and gardens to explore. A British architect and long-time resident of Sweden, Ralph Erskine, was enlisted to build a resolutely modern community within Cambridge’s history-rich landscape.
Combining food and culture, our modern eatery is the perfect spot to enjoy freshly prepared, homemade food whilst being able to peruse the contemporary exhibitions, art and antiquities within the museum walls.
Decathlon makes sport accessible to the many by designing, producing and selling great value sports products all over the world. Our Cambridge store in the Grafton Centre is home to 25 sports experts waiting to share their knowledge with you. We also offer bike servicing and repairs in our in store workshop.
We invite you to join us here at our authentic Indian, family-run restaurant and sample some of the finest Indian food in Cambridge. Namaste Village is a traditional Indian restaurant, serving vegetarian and vegan food from different regions of India, which is both healthy and delicious. Our ethos is one of kindness; good food served with care, where our customers are treated like family. We source the very best fresh ingredients locally and are always developing new and exciting flavours with our dishes. Come, see for yourself and experience the spirit and spice of India in Cambridge. Namaste!
Visit the former Lord Protector’s family home, the only residence still in existence other than Hampton Court. Following a refurbishment, our House now boasts a completely re-vamped Civil War Exhibition with impressive interactive displays and interpretations. You’ll have the opportunity to try on costumes and try out the games of the time as well as truly experience what life was like on the battlefields during the English Civil War in our new mini encampment. Audio handsets bring the story of the impressive Oliver Cromwell House vividly to life.
Welcome to Popeyes®! Founded in New Orleans in 1972. It all started with one small restaurant with a big idea that turned into a craze that swept America. Now we’re opening in the UK to serve a new nation of chicken lovers. We’re shaking up the UK chicken game, Louisiana style! Sure, we took our time getting here, but some things are worth the wait. Here in the UK, we use 100% Fresh British Chicken marinated for 12 hours in our signature blend of Louisiana herbs & spices. Then breaded and battered by hand to create that famous Popeyes® shatter crunch texture. So Cambridge, y’all ready for this?
Welcome to Raja Indian Restaurant Cambridge. Raja prides itself in using secret home recipes which have proven to be a huge hit with the Cambridge locals for many years. Recipes that have been passed down over many generations. Our Curry King in Cambridge has an unique menu that will surprise you… We love to get creative at Raja, creating great new twists to classic indo-British curries like your Masala and Madras. You can expect a unique experience from the moment you step into Raja, a restaurant full of character with some personal touches to really make you appreciate the history of the curry.
We are a friendly family owned shop that specialise in artisan soap and bath products that are kind to nature and kind to your skin. We use clays in our products for a spa-quality experience. Our Cambridge shop also sells pottery sourced by local artists along with a range of handmade nature-inspired gifts unique to our store.
The Captain’s Table is an Art Deco-inspired cruising restaurant. Perfect for Hen Do's, Celebrations Dinners, Reunions and Indulgent Tours of the local countryside. We also have the Captain’s Launch a fully refurbished 1920s river cruiser. Perfect for river trips and afternoon tea.
Stylish British bar and brasserie in a beautiful Victorian building, offering cocktails, classic small and large plates & one of Cambridge's largest beer garden's. The Orator is part of The Cambridge Union, a charity owned members club which is home to the world's oldest debating society.
Located on bustling Bridge Street, Three Joes is a proudly independent group of local pizza restaurants serving seriously tasty sourdough pizzas, craft beers, cocktails, hand-spun shakes and a tasty Mini Joes menu for under 8's. We make our sourdough from scratch everyday using the finest Caputo flour and all our pizzas are cooked from fresh using high quality ingredients. Whether you're a meat-eater, vegan, veggie or gluten-free, we've got you covered.
The oldest cycle shop in Cambridge, for new bikes, parts, clothes and accessories plus repairs and servicing.
The first game of football, as we know it, was played in Cambridge in 1848.