Poole Shopping and Markets
(Poole, Dorset, England, UK)
Poole is a shopper's paradise and has many High Street brands and independently owned stores selling unusual goods.
There are also a number of specialist shops in and around Poole, including jewellers, art galleries, craft shops, toy shops, antiques shops, gift shops and there are also countless clothes shops in the centre of Poole, providing the perfect place for some serious fashion shopping.
Most shops in Poole open seven days a week, throughout the year, opening around 09:00 until 17:30 or later. On Sunday, Poole shopping opening hours are generally slightly shorter than the rest of the week.
Close to Poole's Quayside, the town's main shopping centre is full of many national brands and Poole also has numerous smaller shops, offering some of the best shopping in this area of Poole. Featuring several modern shopping malls, and galleries, Poole has enough shops to fill several days. There are also a number of coffee shops and restaurants throughout Poole's shopping centre, where you can sit and watch the other shoppers go by.
The shopping streets in Poole are mainly pedestrianised and close to Poole's town centre. Nearby Bournemouth and Boscombe have an enormous selection of shops and these include many national brands and smaller shops, antiques shops and fashion boutiques.
Dolphin Shopping Centre
Address: 110 Dolphin Centre, Poole, Dorset, BH15 1SZ, England
Tel: +44 (0)1202 673906
The large and popular Poole Dolphin Shopping centre is situated in the centre of Poole and offers some of the best shopping in the Poole area. Having recently undergone a multi-million refurbishment, the Poole Dolphin Shopping Centre has excellent facilities and is completely undercover.
With over 100 shops at the Poole Dolphin Shopping Centre, including a number of High Street chains and many smaller, independent specialist shops, there is plenty of choice for tourists and visitors shopping in Poole. The Poole Dolphin Shopping Centre also has a good selection of restaurants, cafés and coffee shops.
Other attractions at the Poole Dolphin Shopping Centre include lifts / elevators, a library, a sports centre and a large car parking area. The Poole Dolphin Shopping Centre is actually the largest undercover shopping centre in Dorset.
Open hours: Monday to Saturday - 09:00 to 17:30, Sunday - 10:30 to 16:30
Full of character and real life, the busy markets in Poole are an integral part of Poole's local life. They provide a great place to find bargains in Poole or to just browse around the wide variety of stalls and enjoy the exciting atmosphere and local Poole market banter. Poole's bustling markets range from the very large to a small, discreet collection of stalls, situated in quiet districts of Poole.
The historic Poole markets were first established over 500 years ago and the market tradition has recently been revived. Poole's regular, bustling markets are held around Poole's Georgian Guildhall and the Poole Market House. Another popular market in Poole is the French Street Market, which takes place along Poole Quay in mid-September, selling fresh garlic, onions, bread, cheese and lots of other typical French food.
Markets are held in many neighborhoods of Poole and provide a fun way to shop, for both experienced and novice bargain hunters alike. It is worth noting that most market stands do not usually accept credit cards for purchases. Prices at Poole markets are not generally fixed and so friendly haggling is often a good idea, to try and reduce the price.