Ipswich Shopping and Districts

(Ipswich, Suffolk, England, UK)

Picture of the town centre shopsIpswich has plenty to offer shoppers with many stores and family shopping chains spread around the town centre. There are also a number of centrally located shopping centres in Ipswich, such as the Buttermarket on Falcon Street, the Tower Ramparts on Tavern Street, and Eastgate House on Carr Street.

Located on Norwich Road, Coes of Ipswich is a historical family department store, with origins in the late 1920s. This popular fashion store caters for both men and women, and provides a refreshing, traditional approach to shopping. There is now also a selection of speciality shops catering to the local Polish and Portuguese community.

Central view of local shops

Where to Shop

Shoppers in search of familiar names won't have far to look in Ipswich. Standing on Westgate Street, Marks and Spencer has long been a local favourite, as has the nearby branch of Debenhams, which also awaits shoppers on Westgate Street.

Most visitors enjoy spending an afternoon at the Buttermarket Shopping Centre, which is to be found just a short walk from the Unitarian Meeting House. Outlets at the Buttermarket complex include Boots the Chemist, Julian Graves, Laura Ashley, the Sony Centre and TK Maxx, amongst others. Starbucks and Cafe Giardina are also based here, should you wish to take a break, put down your shopping bags and savour a coffee.

Just across from the Buttermarket mall is the Tower Ramparts Shopping Centre, which stands close to Northgate Street and is spread over two floors. The Ipswich Tower Ramparts is home to stores such as Clinton Cards, Dorothy Perkins, Topshop / Topman, Miss Selfridge, Ryman Stationery, Vision Express and Wallis, as well as a useful post office branch.