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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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.

Cambridge Framing Company
Art & Framing

Cambridge Framing Company

Catering for your every bespoke framing requirement and offering an extensive readymade frame range.

Cambridge Gin Laboratory
Food & Drink

Cambridge Gin Laboratory

Voted Trip Advisor #1 Thing To Do in Cambridge, The Gin Laboratory is an interactive space dedicated to the appreciation of gin.

Cambridge Leather Bags
Accessories

Cambridge Leather Bags

Leather goods shop.

Cambridge Local
Food & Drink

Cambridge Local

Cambridge Local is an off-licence selling a range of alcoholic drinks, soft drinks and snacks.

Cambridge Market Square

Cambridge Market Square

Outdoor market showcasing gourmet food stalls, plus Cambridge University clothing & souvenirs.

Cambridge Open Studios 2022
Art & Framing
Free
House & Park
Museums & Galleries
Tourism

Cambridge Open Studios 2022

In one of the largest Open Studios events to date, Cambridge Open Studios 2022 presents work from more than 370 COS Members in over 230 studios and spaces across the county this July.

Cambridge Rowing Experience
Accessories
Gift Shops
Leisure Activities
Tourism

Cambridge Rowing Experience

We are delighted to offer a rare and exciting opportunity for you to experience Cambridge’s most iconic sport - ROWING! The experience is aimed at complete beginners irrespective of your level of fitness (T&C's apply). The ultimate aim is to get you to simply experience what it's like to row in Cambridge. We run half-day sessions throughout the year using high quality facilities and equipment. You’ll get the chance to row in a coxed 'eight' boat, just like the crews in the famous Oxford-Cambridge Boat Race. The entire experience is fully Covid compliant. Lifejackets can be provided if needed although the eight boat is the safest boat in our fleet. So whether you want to tick it off the bucket list, learn a new skill, bond with your friends or your team, or make new friends - sign up for the Cambridge Rowing Experience today.

Cambridge Strings
Accessories

Cambridge Strings

A specialist stringed instrument store with over 45 years’ experience in music retail, offering a high-quality service and competitive pricing to all musicians.

Cambridge University Press Bookshop
Books

Cambridge University Press Bookshop

Showcasing over 50,000 titles, with access to a huge backlist of 'print on demand' editions from the Press back-catalogue. We also stock a large range of Cambridge souvenirs and bookish gifts for the discerning visitor.

Cambridge Wine Merchants
Food & Drink

Cambridge Wine Merchants

One of the biggest independent wine merchants in the country, ‘we’re only as good as the last bottle we sold’, so we buy with love, dedication and flair.

Cambridgeshire Wine School
Bars & Clubs
Food & Drink
Leisure Activities
Universities & Colleges

Cambridgeshire Wine School

Wine tastings & wine courses, private events and birthday parties. Gift vouchers that last 2 years. WSET exam courses. 5-star reviews.

Cambs Lock & Safe
Accessories

Cambs Lock & Safe

Specialising in all manners of locks and security systems that can protect your home or secure your business premises.

Campkins Future Vision
Accessories

Campkins Future Vision

An independent, family-run retail business specialising in the sale of new and second hand cameras both modern and vintage, binoculars and telescopes.

Catherine Jones of Cambridge
Jewellers

Catherine Jones of Cambridge

Our jewellery is distinctive, interesting and made with the supreme workmanship of the creative goldsmiths and silversmiths we choose to work with and who constantly surprise with their designs and ingenuity.

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A staggering 121 affiliates of the University of Cambridge have been awarded the Nobel Prize since 1904