Shopping

Shopping

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.

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KEY FACTS
  • 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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A-Z of Cambridge Shopping Areas

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.

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Ark Gift Shop
Gift Shops

Ark Gift Shop

Founded in 2001, we pride ourselves on sourcing the best and most unusual products delivered with exceptional customer service.

Aromatherapy Associates Treatment Rooms
Hotels
Tourism

Aromatherapy Associates Treatment Rooms

Discover University Arms quiet, relaxing Aromatherapy Associates treatment rooms, available to both hotel and non-hotel guests. Indulge in treatments for your body and skin that use the highest concentrations of natural ingredients, giving you a truly exceptional sensorial experience.

Arthan Fitted Furniture
Home Furnishings

Arthan Fitted Furniture

Quality fitted kitchens and furniture – from sliding wardrobes to alcoves and offices – within or below your budget but always above expectation.

Arthur Rank Hospice Charity Shop
Fashion

Arthur Rank Hospice Charity Shop

Filled to the brim with must-have quality clothing, bric-a-brac, handbags, jewellery, men's wear, shoes and childrens clothes and toys!

Artists’ Marquee
Art & Framing
Books
Gift Shops
Home Furnishings
Jewellers

Artists’ Marquee

Arts & Crafts Winter Show 2023 25th & 26th November 2023 10am - 6pm Come and join us this winter for our new event in the beautiful village of Granchester! Our selective collective of local artists and makers will bring you illustrations, prints, photography, painting, jewellery, ceramics and more at Granchester Village Hall. ​

Barton Cycle Repairs
Bicycle Shops & Repairs

Barton Cycle Repairs

New, electric, pre-loved & vintage bicycles, accessories, servicing & repairs.

Ben’s Yard
Coffee Shops & Tea Rooms
Fashion
Food & Drink
Gift Shops
Restaurants

Ben’s Yard

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.

Bicycle Ambulance
Bicycle Shops & Repairs

Bicycle Ambulance

An actual converted ambulance turned mobile workshop. Willing to take on any request, fixed gear, touring, gravel or otherwise, we will scour the earth to build your bicycle dream.

Bodies in the Bookshop
Books

Bodies in the Bookshop

Cambridge's Dedicated Crime Fiction Bookshop

Bowns
Fashion

Bowns

A cornucopia of some of the best names in contemporary fashion, from chic casual-wear to elegant evening attire and sharp tailoring for the modern woman.

Bridge Cycle Repairs
Bicycle Shops & Repairs

Bridge Cycle Repairs

A bike shop offering a range of bikes, cycling accessories and bicycle repairs.

Burr Bridal
Fashion

Burr Bridal

Stunning collections of wedding dresses sourced from all over the world from leading designers.

Byard Art
Art & Framing
Museums & Galleries

Byard Art

Cambridge Cheese Company
Food & Drink

Cambridge Cheese Company

Exceptional and unforgettable artisanal food, from producers who are passionate, dedicated and share our key values regarding sustainability, fantastic animal welfare and high quality produce.

Cambridge Contemporary Art
Art & Framing

Cambridge Contemporary Art

Specialising in handmade prints, paintings, sculptures and crafts, the gallery shows the work of over 100 UK-based artists, with a new exhibition every month.

Cambridge Contemporary Craft
Art & Framing

Cambridge Contemporary Craft

Since opening in 1990, we have gained a reputation for our range of high quality work and innovative exhibitions of local, national and international artists.

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Did you know?

Bringing the river to life in raucous style each June, ‘The Bumps’ are a chaotic series of rowing races. In this Cambridge tradition, which dates back to the early 19th Century, boats set out in single file and must catch and touch, or ‘bump’, the boat ahead without being caught by the rowers on their tail.