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The Best Places to Shop in Bristol

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February 5th, 2020

Looking for somewhere new place to Shop? Maybe you're new to the area? We have the ultimate list of places to shop in Bristol.

Whether you’re new to Bristol or maybe you’re just looking for somewhere new to shop, we have picked our must-visit spots in Bristol for shopping. 

Bristol Markets - Bristol is home to a range of different markets, located across the city throughout the week. St Nicholas Market is based in the centre of Bristol and offers lots of local home and lifestyle independent retailers. The Glass Arcade is full of florists, textile sellers and local food retailers. The Harbourside Markets is also full of creative arts and crafts but you can also still find locally baked cakes. 

St Nicholas Market (Monday - Saturday 9-5pm) 

Street Food Market (Tuesday and Friday 10-4pm)

Bristol Flea Market (Saturday 10-5pm) 

Bristol Harbourside Market (Saturday and Sunday 10-4pm) 

Whiteladies Road Market (Saturday 8:30-2pm)

Tobacco Factory Market (Sunday 10-2:30pm)

Bristol Farmers’ Market (Wednesday 9:30-2:30pm) 


Cabot Circus - One of Bristol’s biggest shopping centres, with lots of food and fun activities, there’s something for everyone. You’ll find shops such as Monki, Topshop, Zara, New Look, River Island, Next and more. Outside the shopping centre, it expands across to Penn Street which offers a range of designer shops and restaurants. Cabot Circus can make a shopping day for everyone enjoyable as there’s a Crazy Golf Adventure and 13 screen Showcase Cinema De Lux. 

Park Street and Queens Road - You could easily end up spending your whole day here as Park Street has lots of incredible historical attractions to visit such as Bristol Cathedral, Brandon Hill Park, Bristol Museum and Art Gallery. In terms of shops, there’s plenty of independent craft, cafes and vintage clothing shops. 

Wapping Wharf - The Wapping Wharf is where you’ll find a mix of independent shops ranging from florists, jeweller’s gifts and more. There’s also plenty of unique food options for whether you’re on the go or looking for somewhere to sit inside. 

The Mall at Cribbs Causeway - just off the M4 and M5 interchange is The Mall at Cribbs Causeway. The shopping centre consists of two floors of clothing shops such as John Lewis, Marks and Spencer, Topshop and New Look. There’s also a choice of lots of restaurants and free car parking. The central foundation is in the heart of the shopping centre and money is thrown and donated to a charity. They are also home to events such as Bristol Fashion Week and Winter Wonderland which has a huge outdoor ice-skating rink. 

Gloucester Road and Stokes Croft - Gloucester Road is known for its display of bohemian and authentic independent shops. It’s the perfect place for a pub crawl, packed with pubs and restaurants. Bus stops are located all down to the city centre so you can never be far from being able to hop on a bus to the city centre. Stokes Croft is famous across Bristol for its incredible street art including some of Banksy’s best work. The street art helps to give the area of Bristol a very distinct feel and is a key shopping area for food with local greengrocers and butchers scattered throughout the road. 

Clifton Village- Clifton Village is full of upmarket independent retailers. Classy boutiques, jewellery and gift shops. If you’re looking for gift ideas, this is the perfect place. You can stop for a bite to eat with independent cafes offering food from around the world. 


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