Key shopping areas in Gloucestershire include high street shops, shopping centres and also independent stores. You can shop for most products somewhere in the county, including in Gloucester, Cirencester & Cheltenham.
Gloucestershire Shops By Type
- Jewellers – Shops selling jewellery throughout the county.
- Menswear – Retailers throughout the county selling men’s clothing.
- CBD – Places to buy supplies in the towns of Gloucestershire.
- Sports – Places selling sporting goods, including clothing.
- Markets – Primarily for locally produced food but also many handmade goods and clothing.
- Florists – Need to send a thank you or for special occasions.
- European Food – Grocery stores catering to international cookery.
- Outdoors – Get all the kit you need for your Gloucestershire outdoor adventures.
Shopping Centres & Notable Areas of Gloucestershire
There is a diverse selection of shops and shopping centres in the county. However, many people claim Cheltenham has the best options in the county.
Regent Arcade Cheltenham
The Regent Arcade Shopping centre in Cheltenham has over 60 shops and is a great place to go shopping. This arcade houses both independent stores and some international brands. The arcade is home to the Wishing Fish Clock, what we believe to be the tallest mechanical clock in the world.
The Regent arcade has many options for clothes shops including Bravissimo, a lingerie retailer, H&M, a fashion chair and Schuh, a popular shoe shop. The shopping centre is home to some luxury stores like Pandora who sells their distinctive silver jewellery and Apricot, a unique ladies fashion brand. All Shops…
The stylish Quays shopping outlet is easy walking distance from Gloucester’s beautiful, historic centre and city shops. Gloucester Quays Outlet centre is unique in being located so near to a city centre while being set in quite spectacular surroundings. The design combining the beautiful historic docks and its industrial architecture is stunning. It has waterfront restaurants, bars, and boutiques.
Gloucester City Centre
The city centre has 4 principal streets, all meeting at “the Cross”. These are Northgate Street, Southgate Street, Eastgate Street & Westgate Street. The town centre also has many shops in two main shopping arcades “Kings Walk” and “Eastgate Shopping Centre”.
The Prom in Cheltenham
The Promenade or Prom in Cheltenham is a great place to go shopping. It’s a beautiful place with lots of independent retailers selling a whole host of things. The area is quite picturesque too, thus adding to the retail experience.
Eastgate Shopping Centre
The Eastgate Shopping Centre in Gloucester includes a variety of shops, including the local indoor market. The shopping centre has retail outlets on the ground floor. On the 1st floor is an area to enjoy some food, including cafes and other eateries.
Some notable eateries in the centre include; The Farmhouse Deli which is a nice place to grab a bite to eat or a hot pork baguette for lunch. The M&S Cafe is also in the area, as is a nice greasy spoon cafe in the market. There are many fashion retailers in the centre, including JD Sports, M&S and H&M. There is also a handy health food shop, The Grape Tree.
College Court Gloucester
Between Westgate Street and the cathedral is College Court, possibly the most attractive shopping street in Gloucester. It is a narrow lane with some interesting shops and looks fantastic, especially when adorned with bunting. On the corner is the Hubble Bubble Coffee House. This leads to Truscott’s Jewellers and their fantastic selection of antique jewellery. Pilgrims, a gift shop, Lilys Restaurant/Tea Room and the Beatrix Potter house are also here. At the cathedral end of the passage is St Michael’s Gate. St Michaels Gate is a 14th-century pedestrian gateway on the former precinct wall of the Benedictine Abbey of St Peter, which is now the Cathedral.
Featured Shops in Gloucestershire
Some notable independent stores throughout Gloucestershire and the Cotswolds.
Gloucester Antiques Centre
On Westgate Street, near to the cathedral, is Gloucester Antiques Centre. A retailer of antique furniture, jewellery, collectables and many other things, a great place to buy things with history. They also have a nice cafe inside, which makes your antique hunt more of a day out.
On Southgate Street in Gloucester is Smart Tailoring, who is an established tailoring shop. They provide all aspects of tailoring in their store. This includes wedding dresses and prom dresses. They also do alterations to skirts, jeans, trousers, blouses and jackets.
Dorothy Perkins has a magnificent collection of affordable, female fashion updated daily in sizes 6 to 22. They are a great place for tops, bottoms, shoes, accessories, coats and more. Dorothy Perkins has stores in both Gloucester and Cheltenham.