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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Grand Arcade

Grand Arcade

Find a selection of over 60 premium and high street retailers under one sky-lit roof.

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.

John Lewis & Partners
Accessories
Books
Fashion
Food & Drink
Gift Shops
Home Furnishings
Jewellers

John Lewis & Partners

John Lewis and Partners is a department store, we're more than employees, we're owners. That's why we're all called Partners. And that's why we all go above and beyond to offer quality products and outstanding service to the people who matter most - you, our customers.

Joseph Cheaney Shoes
Fashion

Joseph Cheaney Shoes

Committed to producing the finest footwear entirely made in England. Timeless styles have been reimagined to have a more rugged edge.

King Street Newsagent
Food & Drink

King Street Newsagent

A newsagent selling magazines, newpapers and various household supplies.

Kings College Visitor Centre
Tourism

Kings College Visitor Centre

The Shop at King's was established to support the charitable aims of King's College, Cambridge. All profits from sales support the College as a place of education, religion, learning and research.

Kings News
Food & Drink

Kings News

A newsagent selling magazines, newpapers and various household supplies.

Laird Hatters
Accessories

Laird Hatters

Hand made hats and caps of distinction for both men and women. Passionate about sourcing the best British cloths, and supporting British textile manufacturing.

Light Blue Holdings
City Tours
Leisure Activities
Punting
Tourism

Light Blue Holdings

A truly unique opportunity to enjoy some acoustic music whilst gliding along the River Cam on a chauffeured boat.

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Did you know?

Lord Byron, the famous Romantic poet, is said to have kept a bear while he was a student at Trinity College in the 1800s.