Shop Independent in Lancaster


Shop till you drop whilst supporting businesses whether it’s treating yourself or a loved one Lancaster has plenty of independent shops to pick up the perfect treat. Here are just a few local businesses definitely worth checking out on your visit to Lancaster…


Port of Lancaster Smoke House

This award-winning smokehouse was established over thirty years ago. They use the traditional methods of preparing and curing fish and meats of all kinds and have an international reputation. The shop is situated in the historic 18th Century Glasson Dock on the estuary of the River Lune where the canal, river and sea meet.

Opening Hours

Monday-Friday 9am-5pm

Saturday & Sunday 10am-4pm


Down to Earth

Down to Earth specialise in fine jewellery, ethically sourced clothing and interesting craft. They celebrate gorgeous natural stones as well as contemporary aluminium, brass and resin jewellery. Beautiful design doesn’t need to cost the earth.

Opening Hours

Monday- Saturday 10am-5pm

Sunday 11am-4pm


The Assembly Rooms Emporium

Built in 1759, this Grade II listed building provided a venue for balls and concerts for Lancaster’s elite and raised money to support the adjoining Almshouses. Explore an eclectic mix of stalls selling vintage and alternative clothing and accessories books and cards, artwork, jigsaws and games and quality gift items.

Opening Hours

Tuesday-Saturday 10am-4.30pm

Closed on all Bank Holidays


Arteria with Gallery 23

Arteria with Gallery 23 is an independent retailer of design-led gifts and contemporary arts, offering customers stylish and innovative products beautifully presented over two floors. The handpicked collection features the ultimate in interior and lifestyle gifts. The handmade collection showcases truly unique arts and crafts by local and national makers. Hosting a changing exhibition programme through the year the first floor open plan gallery space exhibits a diverse range of contemporary work by both established and upcoming artists.

Opening Hours

Monday-Friday 10am-5pm

Saturday 9.30am-5.30pm

Sunday Closed and Bank Holidays