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A Guide to Shopping in Chester

Eastgate Street Chester

The Eastgate Clock leading into Eastgate

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

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.
(above) One of Chester's busiest streets, has attracted trade for 2000 years.

Jones Bootmaker

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. Jones Bootmaker also sells ranges from some of the most respected footwear brands including Birkenstock, Cheaney, Fitflop and Clarks.

Jones Bootmaker
26 Eastgate Street, Chester CH1 1LE
Tel: 01244 637 294 jonesbootmaker.com

Jones Bootmaker
Broughton Park, Unit 3a Broughton Retail, Chester CH7 0DP
Tel: 0124 453 0132 jonesbootmaker.com

Cotswold Outdoor

82-84 Foregate Street, Chester, CH1 1HB
Tel: 01244 400204

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 Chester

Bridge Street, Chester.

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.

Bridge Street Row

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

Watergate St Chester

Please see our separate page for Watergate Street

Northgate Street Chester

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.

Chester Town Hall
Chester Town Hall Square (Interactive Virtual Tour)
360 Movie of Northgate

Christmas Market

Chester Christmas Market

Rufus Court is also worth a visit, just off Northgate.

Centurion Toy Soldiers - Rufus Court, Chester
We sell a range of historical miniatures from different eras in military history. These include, Rome, The Crusades, American Revolution, American Civil War and World War II. These are highly collectable and sought after figures. So whether you wish to recreate a particular moment from battle or simply take home a Roman souvenir, call in and take a look at our collection. It's well worth a visit. Opening Hours - Mon Closed, Tues/Wed/Thurs/Fri/Sat - 11am-5pm. Tel: 01244 637098

Evans Cycle Shop In Chester

Evans Cycles Chester

New Shop Now Open!
Address: Unit 1 Boughton, Tarvin Road Chester CH3 5AF

Northgate Development, Chester
Artists impression of the new Northgate Development (above)

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.

Grosvenor Shopping Centre Chester
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: TKMaxx, 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.

Seasalt Chester

Seasalt Chester

Selling women's clothing and Cornish homewares.
Location: 3-5 St Werburgh Street, Chester CH1 2DY

Our Seasalt Chester shop showcases our women's clothing, footwear, accessories and our famous RAIN collection. You'll also find our Cornish Home range, with unique luxury bathroom towels, pottery from the iconic St Ives Leach studios, Ron King prints and stationary to give your home a little taste of Cornwall.

Wren Living

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

McArthur Glen Designer Outlets

Just outside of Chester is Cheshire Oaks.
McArthur Glen Factory Outlet Village.
One of the largest clothes retail centres in europe!

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York, UK

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.

Hotels In Chester

Greenfields Cottages

Mill Hotel Chester
The Mill Hotel & Spa

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Westminster Hotel

Chester Crowne Plaza

The Queen Hotel

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M&S Cheshire Oaks

44 Foregate Street

Primark Chester
52-60 Foregate Street, Chester.

Zuger's Chester
St. John Street, Chester.
Zugers Tea Rooms serves excellent food all day long, breakfast, dinner, tea & homemade cakes!

Hotel Chocolat
8 Northgate Street
Tel: 01244 400253

J&S Oakmere Store!
The UK's biggest motorcycle shop.

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