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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.

LINKS of London

LINKS of London

15 Eastgate Street, Chester CH1 1LG
Passionate about watches & jewellery, selling contemporary classics, fashion must-haves and that extra special piece you weren’t expecting.

Located next door to FATFACE clothes shop.
11/13 Eastgate Street, Chester CH1 1LG

Nisbets Chester

Nisbets - Cooking Supplies Store In Chester

If you're looking for somewhere in Chester to buy kitchen equipment, the Nisbets store may well be the place for you. Whether you have a penchant for baking, are a budding chef or a good old-fashioned foodie, in this store you'll find the latest kitchen and cookware products from some of the top brands, including Samsung, Waring and KitchenAid.

Nisbets is a catering equipment specialist and the go-to supplier for professional chefs. The business began in 1983 as a catalogue business and has grown to sell over 20,000 products online, with 22 stores across the UK.

Monday to Saturday: 9am - 5:30pm
Address: 157-167 Foregate Street, Chester, CH1 1HF

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

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

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.

Mad Hatters Tearoom Chester

Mad Hatters Tearoom Chester

Address: 49 Bridge Street Row East, Chester CH1 1NW
Up on the rows!
Opening: Mon to Sat 9:30 - 17:00
Sunday 10:30 - 17:00
Twitter @MadHattersTRoom

" We love nothing more than getting into our newly opened bakery and baking lots of fabulous cakes! We love to experiment and our Mad Hatters theme gives us huge scope to keep creating new and exciting flavours for you to try ".

Flight Centre

Flight Centre Store on Bridge Street

48 Bridge Street, Chester CH1 1NQ

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 (VR Tour)
360 Movie of Northgate

Christmas Market

Chester Christmas Market

Pandora Chester


6 Northgate Street, Chester, CH1 2HA
Jewellery Store.

Underneath Brides of Chester (

Hotel Chocolate Chester

Hotel Chocolate

8 Northgate Street, Chester CH1 2HA
Wow what a lovely old building!
Situated in the heart of the historic city, at the Chester store our knowledgeable and passionate team are always happy to help you find what you're looking for, be it chocolate gifts or a little treat for yourself.

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

Address: Unit 1 Boughton, Tarvin Road Chester CH3 5AF

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.

Macclesfield Treacle Market

Visit Macclesfield's Treacle Market

The much loved Cheshire monthly market of 160 stalls of all thing delicious, curious and beautifully made in Macclesfield's handsome cobbled Marketplace and streets around the town. Galleries, shops & cafes open on the day with live music and community events in the churchyard each time. Free parking, dog friendly and bustling friendly atmosphere. Come and see why people think Treacle is so special. more..

Wren Living Chester

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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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.

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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
The UK's biggest motorcycle shop.

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