Visiting Bristol and looking to indulge in some retail therapy? You’re in luck! Bristol has an array of shopping districts, from bustling city centres to quirky neighbourhoods, each offering its own unique shopping experience. Whether you’re hunting for high-street brands, one-of-a-kind treasures, or simply hoping to do some window shopping, here are some top areas to explore…

Cabot Circus

Dive into the heart of Bristol’s shopping scene at Cabot Circus, a modern shopping centre. With its striking glass roof and a vast array of stores including Zara, H&M, and House of Fraser, Cabot Circus has plenty to offer for all.

Gloucester Road & Stokes Croft

For a taste of Bristol’s independent spirit, head to Gloucester Road and Stokes Croft. This vibrant area is home to an eclectic mix of local shops, cafes, and restaurants, making it the perfect destination for lovers of shabby chic, retro finds, and street art.

Cribbs Causeway

Indulge in a spot of indoor shopping at Cribbs Causeway, the largest shopping mall in the southwest. With over 150 stores, including John Lewis and Apple, as well as plenty of dining options, Cribbs Causeway offers something for everyone.

Bristol Shopping Quarter

Back in Bristol’s bustling city centre is Bristol Shopping Quarter, where you’ll find a variety of shops ranging from high-street favourites to designer boutiques. Explore Broadmead, The Galleries, and The Arcade for a truly comprehensive shopping experience.

Park Street & Queens Road

Immerse yourself in Bristol’s unique character at Park Street and Queens Road, where leading brands and independent boutiques mix amidst a lively dining and drinking scene. The perfect place for rare finds and hidden gems.

Old City

Step back in time and explore Bristol’s historic heart at Old City, centred around St Nicholas Market and the Glass Arcade. Explore the maze of small stalls offering everything from clothing to foodie goods.

Wapping Wharf and Harbourside

Experience the charm of Bristol’s harbourside at Wapping Wharf, and enjoy lots of independent shops. From boutique clothing stores to food shops, you’re sure to find something special in this bustling quarter.

Clifton Village

Discover the picturesque charm of Clifton Village where boutiques, bakeries and deli’s line the streets. A perfect area to take a leisurely stroll and explore the area’s hidden gems and scenic surroundings.

Christmas Steps

Experience the charm of the Christmas Steps, home to independent art galleries, pottery studios, and creative boutiques. Uncover unique pieces of artwork and treasures from Bristol’s vibrant arts scene.

Old Market

Venture into Bristol’s historic Old Market Quarter for a taste of its bohemian charm and eclectic shops. From vintage fashion to specialty stores, this area offers a delightful mix of old-world charm and modern flair.

Bedminster & Southville

In Bedminster and Southville, you’ll find a diverse range of shops and boutiques. From food shops to independent furniture stores, this area has something for every taste and preference.

So, whether you’re in the mood for high-street splurges, independent finds, or unique souvenirs, Bristol has it all. Shop till you drop!

Published: 18.03.24 by Phoebe Clutton