A Guide to Shopping in Chester
Eastgate is the main shopping street in Chester with the larger retail stores, and smaller unique boutiques on the Rows above. Chester is famous for it's Medieval Rows - galleried buildings with covered first floor walkways.
Some shops to look our for in Eastgate include; Browns of Chester, Waltons the Jewellers, Boodle & Dunthorne, Jack Wills, USC, Next, Sole Trader & Ecco.
Godstall Lane (above) - A small narrow passage running off Eastgate Row North towards Chester Cathedral. You will find some curiosity shops including: Allisons of Chester, also Duttons Wine Bar. The Cheshire Sandwich Company at 4 Godstall Lane is recommended!
Shopping In Eastgate Street.
With over 150 year’s history of creating high-quality, stylish collections of boots and shoes, Jones Bootmaker provide on trend design season after season.
82-84 Foregate Street, Chester, CH1 1HB
Definitely worth a visit if you’re into your camping, walking or the great outdoors in general. The Cotswold Outdoor shop is open from 9.30 – 17.30 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 10.30-17.30 on Tuesdays, 9.00-18.00 on Saturdays and from 11.00-17.00 on Sundays. They stock all the leading brands including Salomon, Berghaus, North Face, Rab, Jack Wolfskin, Vango, Scarpa and many more.
Bridge Street runs North-South from the Chester Cross to the River Dee. Bridge Street has many specialist shops and boutiques; East, French Connection, Swarovski, Lowe & Sons Jewellers, Patisserie Valerie, Wesley Barrell, Jigsaw, Beau Perry. The photo above shows the entrance on to The Grosvenor Shopping Centre.
Either side of Bridge Street has covered Rows so don't miss these on your way back up Bridge St. - Just watch your head on the low wooden beams!
(above) Many of shops underneath the 'Rows' have very old stone ceilings.
Please see our separate page for Watergate Street
Northgate leads north from Eastgate and takes you up to Chester Town Hall and The Forum shopping centre. Northgate shops include Hotel Chocolat, Zara, Gap, The White Company, The Hat Place. Another shop in Northgate well worth mentioning is the Chester Cheese Shop full of speciality cheese and pickles, don't forget your Cheshire Cheese!
The Forum has shops including: TJ Hughes, Boots, Chester Indoor Market and Chester Council Offices.
Rufus Court is also worth a visit, just off Northgate.
Centurion Toy Soldiers - Rufus Court, Chester
The Forum is to be replaced by a new Northgate Development. It will transform the Northgate area, creating new shopping streets and Rows, apartments, indoor market, library and a performing arts centre.
Christmas Tree in St. Michael's Arcade. Photo by Rachel Rachel Alexander-Pratt
The Grosvenor Shopping Centre
There are two indoor shopping malls in Chester. The Grosvenor Centre and The Forum Shopping Centre. The Grosvenor Centre is a smart indoor shopping area entered from Bridge Street or Eastgate Street and has many high street names and designer shops. Including: Browns, Debenhams, H&M, Cheshires Jewellers, Jo Malone, Hugo Boss, Emma Somerset, The Body Shop, Laura Ashley and Boodles. Over 70 stores. 450 parking spaces. Open 7 days a week.
Late night Christmas shopping - open until 8pm on Thursdays leading upto Christmas.
Unit 3A, Broughton Park, Chester CH4 0DP
Wren Living, Greyhound Retail Park, Sealand Road, Chester, CH1 4QG
Wren Living are leading provider of kitchen and bedroom renovations. By using only the highest quality materials and by giving expert advice, visit the store at the Greyhound Retail Park to find out what they can do for you.
Shopping Near To Chester
Just outside of Chester is Cheshire Oaks.
Also: Farm Shops in Cheshire
Please also visit our city guide York360, all about the city of York. York is also one of England's beautiful historic cathedral cities and makes a great place for a weekend break or short stay. York a great city for shopping and sightseeing. Hotels in York.
J&S Oakmere Store!
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