Shopping in Chester

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Shopping enthusiasts will not find a more elegant shopping centre than the Grosvenor Arcade, and the unique 'Chester Rows' are home to many privately owned designer Boutiques. Also the largest Designer Outlet in the UK can be found at Cheshire Oaks. With over 140 stores, it is just a short drive from Chester city centre.

The Famous Chester Rows

Chester's historic rows offer a unique shopping experience.Perhaps one of the most distinctive architectural features of Chester are the Rows. A great place for shopping, Chester's 'Rows' are a series of medieval walkways with shops on two levels in the centre of the town around the four original thoroughfares of Eastgate Street, Watergate Street, Bridge Street and Northgate Street. These streets are all pedestrianised with street-traders and buskers being regular features. The two-tiered medieval galleries of the Rows are now home to some of the best shops in the city. The unique system of covered walkways have shops and commercial properties on two levels. They are open to the street on one side and the levels can be reached from stairs at ground level.

Nauticalia, 25 Bridge Street Row East, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 1NW. Tel: 01244 322882

The Grosvenor Shopping Centre

Chester's Grosvenor shopping centre.The Grosvenor Shopping Centre offers a stylish and cosmopolitan way of shopping. Home to a wide range of retailers eager to serve all your shopping needs, whether it be health and beauty, fashion or homeware items, jewellery or food. From Laura Ashley and Futon Company to well known high street clothing retailers including River Island and La Senza, there is something for everyone all under one roof. Costa Coffee is on hand for when you want to relax with friends and have a bite to eat in between your shopping, if you fancy Italian you could try Piccolinos or for a treat try Millies Cookies or Sweets from Heaven.

The Grosvenor Shopping Centre is Open 7 days a week, 9am 5.30pm (11am - 5pm Sunday), with late night shopping at Christmas. - Late night shopping & entertainment until 8pm every Thursday from 25 November.

Chester Market

Chester's indoor market.If you're looking for a superb range of high quality products, outstanding customer service and an abundance of local knowledge and product expertise - there's only one place to visit - Chester Market. The market traders pride themselves not only on the quality of produce they sell, but their dedication to excellent customer service and product expertise, acquired in many cases, from generations of trading. There has been a traditional market in Chester since the 12th century. Its roots are steeped in history since early Roman times. Well worth shopping in Chester Market if visiting the city, it has wide variety of well stocked friendly family businesses and is situated behind the famous Town Hall. Entrances are in the centre of town off the Shopping Forum and by the bus exchange. There are are a variety of stalls including butchers, greengrocers, hardware materials, sweets, cosmetics, games and more.

Cheshire Oaks

Chester's indoor market.There are designer outlets and then there's Cheshire Oaks, the UK's largest designer outlet. If you are ready for some intense retail therapy, there are over 140 high street and designer brands to choose from here. Burberry, Calvin Klein Jeans, Karen Millen, Polo Ralph Lauren, Molton Brown, Diesel, Monsoon, Warehouse, The Nike Factory Store, Gap Outlet and more. All your favourite names. All with up to 60% off. With a distinctive mix and match of your favourite stores and eateries, there is something for everyone. Whether it's a serious dose of retail therapy that you're after, or a spot of lunch with friends, the Coliseum offers a great shopping experience.

Adjacent to The Coliseum shopping area (including the Designer Outlet Village) is the Coliseum Leisure Park which meets all your entertainment needs. Make a day of it and go bowling or catch a film once you're all shopped-out!