- 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
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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.
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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.
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.
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.
GALLERIE V is a Cambridge-based youth gallery which opened its doors on May 19, 2021. Our mission is to support, inspire, and educate the local youth community, by showcasing the work of young artists aged 14-25 from all over the UK in group open call exhibitions. By providing a platform for artists to express their creativity, we aim to create a community which enables young individuals to showcase and develop their creative potential.
Nestled on the banks of The River Cam and in the heart of city centre, this idyllic retreat is perfect for history lovers, locals and city-dwellers seeking a much-needed getaway.
A haven for locals and a home-from-home for visitors and guests alike, the John Barleycorn is a quintessential English country pub with a modern rework, nestled at the heart of Duxford village.
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.
Summer at the Beach is an annual Arts Festival run by a collaborative group of more than 20 artists living and working around Waterbeach. The group includes many professional artists with prestigious exhibition histories, including the Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts. Alongside the multifaceted arts exhibition showcasing a diverse range of work, there is a series of free, fully accessible, cultural, and creative events for all ages.
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.
The oldest cycle shop in Cambridge, for new bikes, parts, clothes and accessories plus repairs and servicing.
The University of Cambridge Museums shop on Kings Parade showcases products inspired by all the museums and collections of Cambridge. The perfect store for last minute gift shopping, visit the UCM shop for an amazing range of products suitable for all ages.
Wex Photo Video Cambridge is the destination for photographers and filmmakers of all backgrounds.
Cambridge is the cycling capital of the UK, with around 55% of residents making a journey by bike at least once per week.