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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David Parr House
Art & Framing
Museums & Galleries

David Parr House

David Parr House is an ordinary terraced house with an extraordinary hand-painted interior. Home to the Victorian working-class artist, David Parr and his family, the house is an example of Arts and Crafts workmanship layered with 20th-century social history.

Dukels Wigs
Accessories

Dukels Wigs

Dukels supplies all kinds of hair extensions, hair & beauty products, make-up, hair accessories, fashion jewellery and wigs.

Ede & Ravenscroft
Fashion
Home Furnishings

Ede & Ravenscroft

From the exquisite and celebrated bespoke service, to personal tailoring and shirt making, plus ceremonial robes for all occasions.

Flat Planet Cycle Repairs
Bicycle Shops & Repairs

Flat Planet Cycle Repairs

Full repair, restoration and bespoke new-build services plus secondhand and reconditioned bikes of all types and sizes.

G David Bookseller
Books

G David Bookseller

An ever-changing collection of antiquarian and second hand books and antique prints.

GALLERIE V
Art & Framing
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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.

Giles & Co
Gift Shops

Giles & Co

Along with our own exclusive designs for men, woman and children, we offer one of the best ranges of Cambridge clothing in the city.

Graces Accessories
Accessories

Graces Accessories

A small family business offering official Cambridge University apparel and souvenirs, sterling silver jewellery, semi precious stones and amber jewellery, fashion scarves and accessories.

Harriet Kelsall Bespoke Jewellery
Jewellers

Harriet Kelsall Bespoke Jewellery

2020's "UK Bespoke Jeweller of the Year", leading the way in custom rings and jewellery, offering an unparalleled level of creative design, master craftsmanship and customer service.

Heffers Bookshop
Books

Heffers Bookshop

An amazing array of fiction and non-fiction titles – plus music and stationery and probably the best range of board games in the country!

Ian Stevens Leather Shop
Accessories

Ian Stevens Leather Shop

Ian Stevens has been designing, exhibiting and making leather bags since 1984. All of the products in the shop are made in small quantities by Ian and his wife Jennifer.

Iris & Violet
Accessories
Fashion
Gift Shops

Iris & Violet

An award winning independent shop based in Cambridge City Centre. Iris & Violet sells a range of exclusive, independent fashion brands, accessories, homewares and gifting – all at accessible price points. Brands stocked include Pieces, Y.A.S, FRNCH, Grace & Mila, Bloomingville, Big Metal London and many more.

Jacks on Trinity
Gift Shops

Jacks on Trinity

Your number one source for all things Cambridge. We’re dedicated to giving you the very best of Cambridge clothing and gifts, with a focus on dependability, customer service and choice.

Jemporium
Fashion

Jemporium

Passionate about finding the best in casual, everyday-wear vintage pieces at affordable prices.

Jia Mart
Food & Drink

Jia Mart

An Oriental Supermarket selling mainly Chinese and Japanese foods and brands.

John Beazor & Sons
Art & Framing

John Beazor & Sons

A traditional antique shop dealing in 18th and early 19th century furniture, clocks and barometers, and a range of decorative items including tea-caddies and boxes.

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Did you know?

In 1958, a group of engineering students managed to hoist an Austin Seven car onto the roof of Senate House, with the help of some clever calculations. It took the university a week to remove it – and will surely go down in history as one of the boldest student pranks ever!