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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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. ​

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.

Cambridge Literary Festival
Books
Universities & Colleges

Cambridge Literary Festival

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".

Cambridge Narrowboats
Apartments
B&B's and Guesthouses
Camp sites & Caravaning
Hotels
Leisure Activities
Tourism

Cambridge Narrowboats

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.

CityDays Urban Adventure Hunts
City Tours
Key Sites to Visit
Leisure Activities
Park
Tourism
Walking & Cycling Routes

CityDays Urban Adventure Hunts

Escape room meets city tour. Explore Cambridge’s historic highlights and hidden quirks in this puzzle-filled adventure through its centre!

Clare Hall
B&B's and Guesthouses
College Rooms
Museums & Galleries
Tourism
Universities & Colleges

Clare Hall

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.

Courtyard Kitchen
Art & Framing
Coffee Shops & Tea Rooms
Food & Drink
Gift Shops
Leisure Activities
Museums & Galleries
Restaurants

Courtyard Kitchen

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
Accessories
Bicycle Shops & Repairs

Decathlon

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.

Namaste Village
Bars & Clubs
Fine Dining
Food & Drink
Key Sites to Visit
Restaurants
Street Food
Take Aways

Namaste Village

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!

Oliver Cromwell’s House
Accessories
Books
Gift Shops
Key Sites to Visit
Leisure Activities
Museums & Galleries
Tourism

Oliver Cromwell’s House

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.

Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen
Food & Drink
Restaurants
Take Aways
Toilets

Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen

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?

Raja Indian Restaurant Cambridge
Food & Drink
Restaurants
services
Toilets

Raja Indian Restaurant Cambridge

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.

Ryder & Amies
Fashion
Free
Gift Shops
Key Sites to Visit
Tourism
Universities & Colleges

Ryder & Amies

Cambridge University Store, established in 1864. Suppliers of Cambridge University Academic Robes and Official Merchandise, specialists in College Apparel.

Ryder & Amies University Outfitters
Accessories
City Tours
Free
Gift Shops
Key Sites to Visit
Leisure Activities
Tourism
Universities & Colleges

Ryder & Amies University Outfitters

University of Cambridge Official Outfitter. We sell the largest range of college and university merchandise in Cambridge. Family run since 1864!

Smokin Roses
Bars & Clubs
Fashion
Pubs
services
Theatres & Cinemas
Toilets

Smokin Roses

Folk in the Footlights is a brand new folk night for Cambridge in 2024, in association with The Cambridge Union.

Soap & Clay
Art & Framing
Gift Shops
Home Furnishings

Soap & Clay

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.

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