Cambridge has excellent shopping facilities, with several shopping centres, hundreds of high street chains, a large number of independent locally owned shops and vibrant market, all scattered around the city amongst striking university buildings and Cambridge's beautiful parks.
In Central Cambridge the main shopping areas are clustered around Market Square, bordered by Market Street and Market Hill. Nearby King's Parade has a number of upmarket boutique-type shops facing onto spectacular views of King's College and the east side of its famous Chapel. Also off Market Square, Rose Crescent has a variety of upmarket boutique-style shops.
Mill Road has a distinctly Bohemian feel and has many interesting locally owned shops selling everything from exotic food to furniture and wide variety of cafes and restaurants serving cuisines from all over the world.
Cambridge's market has existed since the middle ages and is open daily from 10am to 4pm. During weekdays and Saturdays, the market stalls sell a wide variety if items including fruit and vegetables, flowers, clothing, music, books and local souvenirs and paintings.
On Sundays, the market is largely arts and crafts oriented but also sells a variety of foods including locally grown produce.
You can browse most of Cambridge's hundreds of shops by choosing from the following categories:
Cambridge has three large department stores. Debenhams is in the Grafton Centre. John Lewis is on the corner of St. Andrew's Street and Downing Street and is accessible from the Grand Arcade. Marks & Spencer actually occupies two buildings, both off Sidney Street.
More businesses can be found in our Local listings section.
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