Retail Therapy in Lancaster

Shop till you drop in Lancaster. Browse over 100 speciality and independent shops and find that perfect treat for yourself to take home with you.

St Nicholas Arcades

Home to shopping in Lancaster City Centre, they’ve got all you need under one roof including fashion, beauty, gifts, food & drink. Home to big brand names like Next, Boots, Iceland, Argos and The Entertainer as well as offering delicious snacks from the cafe and restaurant.

Market Gate Shopping Centre

This is a vibrant retail centre within the heart of Lancaster City Centre. Offering a wide range of national and independent shops including Marks and Spencer, New Look, Primark, WH Smith and Waterstones. A choice of coffee shops offer a welcome beak during your shopping experience.


Top Independent Picks

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. Now you can find an eclectic mix of stalls selling vintage and alternative clothing and accessories, books and cards, artwork, jigsaws and games and quality gift items.

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Down to Earth Lancaster

Specialising in fine jewellery, ethically sourced clothing and interesting craft. The place to pick up the perfect gifts, either for a loved one or as a treat for you! They’ve got something to suit everyone whatever your budget, from a simple pair of silver studs to a unique designer necklace. They celebrate gorgeous natural stones as well as contemporary aluminium, brass and resin jewellery. Down to Earth believe beautiful design doesn’t need to cost the earth.


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; from award winning brands such as Bath House, Repeat Repeat, L’Occitane, LSA and Caroline Gardner.

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