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Cambridge offers a great mix of small independent retailers, designer boutiques and shopping malls

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Grafton Centre
Grand Arcade
Green Street
King's Parade
Rose Crescent
Most visitors who come to Cambridge arrive for the University, the chapels, the history and the beautiful architecture. But why not take some time out to relax, pick up some souvenirs and spend a little on yourself while you’re at it! After all, you are on holiday, and shopping in Cambridge is sure to have something for everyone.

Cambridge Market
There is an everyday market, commercial outlets and all the shops you would expect to see. Plus there’s also a few designer stores and lots of little alleyways with one-off shops that are worth exploring to find. There are modern shopping centre's and of course the famous thoroughfare King’s Parade.
Jewelry shop in Rose Crescent
Designer clothes for sale in Rose Crescent

A bookshop along Green Street

St Edward's Passage off King's Parade
Grand Arcade is one of Cambridge’s most modern and yet stylish shopping destinations. It blends a mix of classic style with cutting edge retail, not to mention a healthy portion of trendy places to eat and drink. Along side such high street favourites as Topshop and a landmark John Lewis, Grand Arcade is also home to some of Cambridge’s newest retail outlets, such as Apple and Swarovski. Amongst the wide variety of brand stores is a mosaic of chic boutiques, 2 cafés and a restaurant.

Inside Grand Arcade
Lion Yard Centre is right next to the every day market, and is a busy, bustling modern shopping venue. It has recently been revamped and now looks 21st century with its beautiful glasswork roof. It is very well equipped with all the shops you would expect to find – and a few more that are worth having a look in to find some bargains. It even contains some smaller custom outlets exclusive to Cambridge. Beware however, it is a very busy place so only the bravest of shoppers should attempt a whole day there in peak times of the year!

The front of Lion Yard
University memorabilia is on offer throughout the city, of course, but one of the best bits about Cambridge shopping is the amazing backdrops you get whilst walking around! The sight of King’s College, the old architecture and cobbled streets are really something – all in all it provides a great shopping experience.

Cambridge Postcards for sale
Visitor Information
Most shops in Cambridge open Monday to Saturday, 9am to 5.30pm (some shops open till 8pm Wednesday), and Sundays 11am to 4pm.
The Grafton Centre is open Monday to Friday 9am to 5.30pm (8pm on Wednesday), Saturday 9am to 6pm and Sunday 11am to 5pm. Entrance is FREE. Tel: 01223 316 201
Grand Arcade is open Monday to Saturday 9am to 6pm (8pm on Wednesday) and Sunday 11am to 5pm. Entrance is FREE. Tel: 01223 302 601
Lion Yard is open Monday to Saturday 9am to 5.30pm (8pm on Wednesday) and Sunday 10am to 5pm. Entrance is FREE. Tel: 01223 350 608

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