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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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 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!

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.

GALLERIE V
Art & Framing
Free
Key Sites to Visit
Leisure Activities
Museums & Galleries
Toilets

GALLERIE V

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.

Graduate Cambridge
Bars & Clubs
Car Parks
Food & Drink
Hotels
Pubs
Restaurants
Tourism

Graduate Cambridge

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.

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.

Summer at the Beach Arts
Art & Framing

Summer at the Beach Arts

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 Bridge First Aid Ltd
Gift Shops
Leisure Activities
services

The Bridge First Aid Ltd

Individuals looking for classroom training dates, are you fed up of dead end searches? Look no further… We deliver the regions largest choice of public in-person first aid for animals and people, and mental health training, mental health first aid, and suicide awareness courses. Simple Skills Save Lives

The Captains Table
Fine Dining
Food & Drink
Restaurants

The Captains Table

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.

Townsends Light Blue Cycle Centre
Bicycle Shops & Repairs

Townsends Light Blue Cycle Centre

The oldest cycle shop in Cambridge, for new bikes, parts, clothes and accessories plus repairs and servicing.

University of Cambridge Museums Shop
Books
Gift Shops
Museums & Galleries
Tourism

University of Cambridge Museums Shop

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
Accessories

Wex Photo Video

Wex Photo Video Cambridge is the destination for photographers and filmmakers of all backgrounds.

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Did you know?

Cambridge is home to one of the most famous student theatre troupes in the world: the Footlights. Founded in the 1880s, some of the UK’s biggest stars were part of it, including John Cleese, Emma Thompson, Stephen Fry and Rowan Atkinson.