Cambridge Shopping and Shopping Centres
(Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, UK)
Cambridge is a shopper's paradise and has many hundreds of independently owned stores selling unusual goods. There are also a number of specialist shops in Cambridge, including jewellers, art galleries, craft shops, toy shops, antiques shops, gift shops and there are also countless clothes shops in Cambridge, providing the perfect place for some serious fashion shopping.
In more recent years, Cambridge has become well-known for offering some of the best shopping in this area of England. With new and antiquarian bookshops and major High Street shopping names such as BHS, Debenhams, Marks and Spencer, Next and John Lewis, Cambridge also has a wide range of smaller high fashion shops and a number of popular independent designer boutiques, with labels including Armani, Ghost, Gucci, Prada and many more.
With Cambridge city centre you will find a number of interesting pedestrianised streets and alleyways, with charming, small shops and historic Cambridge college buildings. These Cambridge shopping streets include Rose Crescent and Trinity Street, in the heart of central Cambridge. Nearby, Cambridge's busy Market Square is home to countless market stalls from Monday to Saturday, selling fresh fruit and vegetables - much of which is organic, and also books, clothes, fresh fish, flowers and general Cambridge market bric-a-brac.
Along Cambridge Quayside there are numerous cafés and bars, making this a popular spot in central Cambridge to take a break from shopping. For the latest Cambridge fashions, head to the Cambridge Lion Yard, Petty Cury and the Jesus Lane Shopping Forum, where you will find some excellent, independent shopping boutiques.
Most shops in Cambridge open seven days a week, throughout the year, opening around 09:00 until 17:30 or later. On Sunday, Cambridge shopping opening hours are generally shorter than the rest of the week.
High Street Shops and Department Stores
Cambridge Grafton Shopping Centre
Address: East Road, Cambridge, CB1 1PS, England
Tel: +44 (0)1223 316201
Located close to the historic centre of Cambridge city, the Cambridge Grafton Shopping Centre is home to a number of large Cambridge department stores, popular brands, cafés, restaurants and a large multi-screen cinema. This imposing, modern, a shopping complex features elevators, escalators, large glass windows and an enormous selection of Cambridge shops, including a number of top fashion outlets.
Open hours: Monday and Tuesday, Thursday to Saturday - 09:30 to 17:30, Wednesday - 09:30 to 19:30, Sunday - 11:00 to 17:00