Shopping in Leicester

Visit Leicester for - Shopping

Leicester boasts many boutiques, markets and specialist stores, as well as all the high street names, offering a unique shopping experience...

For information about shopping in the city, download the Leicester Shopping Guide

View details of Leicester's Christmas shopping hours 2015

Highcross Shopping Centre at night


Enjoy the ultimate shopping experience in the heart of the city centre – with some of the biggest names all under one roof, including the four-storey branch of John Lewis. Highcross also incorporates dining experiences from around the world and the 12-screen Cinema de Lux. Late night shopping until 8pm, then 9pm in the run-up to Christmas. > Highcross Leicester

Visit Leicester for - Shopping at the Haymarket Shopping Centre

Haymarket Shopping Centre

If you want to look a million dollars – but not spend a fortune doing it – then this is the place to go! Located just next to the Clock Tower, it has a great mix of affordable fashion stores all under one roof, all offering a different range of styles and sizes. The Haymarket’s motto is “live for less” and its stores embrace the price-savvy shopper.
> Haymarket Shopping Centre

Visit Leicester for - shopping and relaxing in The Lanes, St. Martins Square and Arcades an ideal destination for an alternative shopping experience

The Lanes, St. Martins Square and Arcades

A treasure trove of tucked-away exciting emporiums, boutiques and niche stores to lose yourself in. Plus award-winning bars and delis, Michelin-rated restaurants and quaint traditional tea rooms. Including the newly refurbished Silver Arcade, built in 1899, it is one of only two 4-storey arcades in UK and has won awards for its beautiful restoration.  > Shopping in the Lanes  > The Silver Arcade

Visit Leicester for - Leicester Market selling everything from apples to zips

Leicester Market

Visit the new food hall now open, and choose from a variety of seafood, meats and fresh produce. The historic market, steeped in over 700 years of history is Europe's largest covered market and officially 'Britain’s favourite market'. A hive of activity, selling everything from apples to zips! Also, look-out for the vibrant Food and Drink Festival. >Leicester Market

Visit Leicester for - shopping along Churchgate & East Bond Street

Church Gate

Here you’ll find some of the oldest, intimate shops in the city, including jewellery, music, pets, fashion, sports, home furnishings and gift shops, plus the landmark Brucciani’s café. Just off Church Gate, next to the rear entrance to Debenhams, is East Bond Street, a haven for cafés, bistros and specialist shops. Fancy a pint? Head to The Salmon or the Longstop, great pubs for real ale fans.

Visit Leicester for - Shopping on the High Street, Gallowtree Gate and Granby Street

High Street, Gallowtree Gate and Granby Street

Pedestrianised areas with many family-run shops which have been trading for decades. There's trendy newcomers, quirky boutiques, high-street names, independent shops, plus cafés - all waiting to be discovered. It's just a short walk from Leicester Train Station to the top of Granby Street. Then make your way along Gallowtree Gate, into the heart of the city and on to the High Street.

Visit Leicester for - the Cultural Quarter

Humberstone Gate and the Cultural Quarter

Along its length are shops which canny shoppers adore, such as New Look, Primark, H&M and Marks & Spencer as well as the Haymarket Shopping Centre. Just around the corner is the Cultural Quarter - home of Curve theatre. Radiating from that are independent shops, galleries, smart bars, restaurants and cafés. Plus live music venues and nightclubs. Also close by is Phoenix Square: Cinema, Arts and Café.

Visit Leicester for Market Street Shopping

Market Street and Belvoir Street

Market Street is a relaxed, pedestrianized street in which to shop and eat; with classy jewellers, good clothes shops, relaxing, friendly coffee shops and Fenwick department store. A few steps away is Belvoir Street, with its independent shops and restaurants. It’s a mix which works day or night whether grabbing a lunchtime bite, meeting with friends for an evening meal or just hitting the pubs, bars and clubs.

Visit Leicester for - Shopping at Leicester's Golden Mile

Golden Mile - Belgrave Road and Melton Road

The area is an Aladdin’s cave of spices, clothing, interesting gifts, fantastic food and drink and the largest concentration of Indian jewellery shops outside India. It’s an explosion on the taste buds with its authentic sweetmart shops, restaurants, chaat houses and lassi bars, offering some of the finest Indian cuisine.
> Leicester's Golden Mile

Leicester Train Station on London Road

London Road

Step outside Leicester Train Station and you're straight on to London Road. Here you’ll find small independent retail shops selling designer fashion brands, music and high-tech gadgets. If you fancy a bite to eat or drink, chose from a selection of pubs, cocktail bars, authentic Indian restaurants, cafés and fast food takeaways. Also known as the gateway to Victoria Park, it leads to Queens Road and the trendy Stoneygate area.

Visit Leicester for - Shopping at the Stoneygate Shops and Francis Street

Stoneygate Shops and Queens Road

These two areas on opposite sides of London Road offer tranquil, Victorian streets with beautiful shops and boutiques, art gallery, bookshops, gift shops, restaurants, cafés, bars, beauty salons and spas; all creating a wonderful shopping experience. Queens Road and Clarendon Park Road, are beloved by students and professionals who live in this charming neighbourhood. >Stoneygate Shops

Visit Leicester for ... Shopping on Queens Road

Narborough Road

This unconventional shopping area, boasts a vibrant student community and a fantastic variety of shops, restaurants and supermarkets representing many world cuisines. Pubs, bars, bargain stores, shops selling electronic goods, household appliances, clothing and second-hand furniture add to the ecclectic mix that makes Narborough Road a must visit. 

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Leicester Shopmobility is core funded and managed by the Leicester City Council. The service is free of charge to anyone using the scheme whether you are a member or not, allowing you to get around the city easily.
> Shopmobility

Travelling into Leicester
Whether you're travelling to Leicester City Centre by bus, bike, train or car you'll find plenty of information on this page, plus links to service details in full...
> Travelling into Leicester City Centre

How to contact the Visit Leicester Information Centre