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.
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 09.30 – 17.30 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 10.30-17.30 on Tuesdays, 09.00-18.00 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. Cotswold Outdoor
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.
Continuing south on Bridge St, through the traffic lights you will find yourself in Lower Bridge Street, which leads down the hill and under the city walls to the River Dee and the old bridge!
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 Company. 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 well 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.
The Grosvenor Shopping CentreThere 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.
ScS are based out in the Greyhound Retail Park, they stock a huge range of sofas and carpets – one of the largest selection in the UK. Their collection includes La Z Boy, G Plan and more. Browse their store online, pop into their store or contact them on 01244 394 920.
Greyhound Retail Park, CH1 4QG
Based in Unit 3A Broughton Park (A retail park on the outskirts of Chester). Brantano are one of the UK’s largest shoe shops stocking everything from football boots to wellies and everything in between (trainers, sandals, slippers and more). Check stock availability online or call them on 01244 530132
Alan Ward Furniture, Chester
Alan Ward, Sealand Road, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 4QG
Alan Ward is Chester’s largest supplier of dining room furniture including dining sets, chairs and tables. They Also have a huge selection of bed frames, divan beds and headboards. Their Chester store is often every day of the year except for Christmas Day and Easter Sunday, their often open quite late Monday-Friday – always phone to check beforehand!
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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