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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The Cambridge Gift Shop
Gift Shops

The Cambridge Gift Shop

The Cambridge Gift Shop is Cambridge's premier gift & souvenir retailer.

The Cambridge Satchel Company
Accessories

The Cambridge Satchel Company

Stylish, practical and made to last. Beautiful designs from the past, rediscovered and wonderfully made perfect for today.

The Captains Table
Bars & Clubs
City Tours
Fine Dining
Food & Drink
Punting
Restaurants
Tourism

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.

The Clothing Alteration Company
Accessories

The Clothing Alteration Company

Clothing and curtain alterations and clothing repair service.

The Flower House
Accessories

The Flower House

Creating combinations of fresh seasonal flowers for all of life’s events. For us there is a huge difference in providing flowers that will inspire romance, to flowers that will bring comfort or cheer.

The Grafton

The Grafton

The Grafton is ideal for a great day out with shopping, eating and entertainment.

The Haunted Bookshop
Books

The Haunted Bookshop

Sarah Key Books has specialised in children’s and illustrated books since 1987, and has occupied the Haunted Bookshop since 1993.

The LAB Cocktail Bar and Kitchen
Bars & Clubs
Food & Drink
Pubs
Restaurants

The LAB Cocktail Bar and Kitchen

The LAB Cocktail Bar and Kitchen is a 1920s themed bar with a twist of science. The LAB boasts a menu that is both classy and playful, including unique signature cocktails as well as all the classics. At The LAB you’ll feel special. Full table service means you can sit back and enjoy the unique décor, which offers 1920s luxury with a twist of science.

The Museum of Cambridge
Books
Gift Shops
Key Sites to Visit
Museums & Galleries
Tourism

The Museum of Cambridge

We are the Museum of Cambridge. Our collection shares more than 300 years of history in a 400 year old former pub and coaching inn. Discover the social history of life in Cambridge where you'll learn extraordinary stories of the ordinary people.

The Orator
Bars & Clubs
Coffee Shops & Tea Rooms
Fine Dining
Food & Drink
Key Sites to Visit
Pubs
Restaurants

The Orator

Stylish British bar and brasserie in a beautiful Victorian building, offering cocktails, classic small and large plates & one of Cambridge's largest beer garden's. The Orator is part of The Cambridge Union, a charity owned members club which is home to the world's oldest debating society.

The Vacuum Cleaner Centre
Accessories

The Vacuum Cleaner Centre

We service and repair most makes and models of vacuum cleaners alongside selling new, reconditioned and graded machines. We also hold a large stock of bags, filters and spares and other household items.

Tindalls Art & Graphics
Art & Framing

Tindalls Art & Graphics

Offering a range of artist supplies, craft and gifts with a passion for all things arts and craft related.

Troon
Fashion

Troon

A unique and eclectic mix of designer clothing and accessories for all ages, sizes and budgets.

Trotter & Deane Menswear
Fashion

Trotter & Deane Menswear

Blending an appreciation of British Tailoring with the Italian’s flair for colour and style, to create a unique premium menswear collection.

Typically British
Gift Shops

Typically British

Traditional independent gift and souvenir shop.

University Grocers & Newsagent
Food & Drink

University Grocers & Newsagent

A newsagent selling magazines, newpapers and various household supplies.

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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!