Incredible Shopping in Colchester

Colchester city centre offers a fantastic shopping experience, with specialist independent shops sitting alongside large department stores and some of the biggest names in retail. You can browse through the historic lanes of the city, as well as enjoying the latest high street trends in its contemporary shopping arcades.

Whilst shopping, you'll be effortlessly exploring Colchester's unique history which is intertwined throughout the city centre, which is just minutes from the city's main attractions. Maybe you'll pass a Georgian building, or spot a section of the historic Roman Walls tucked away in a barber shop - you never know what you'll find in this wonderful city.

You'll be spoiled for choice with the range of places to eat; from fine dining to local cafes, Colchester has options that are suitable for a range of diets and tastes. You will also discover regular market days held in and out of the city, including the Colchester Market held weekly on Fridays & Saturdays in Lion Walk Shopping Centre. Be sure to check to see when the local farmer's market is on!

Whether you're looking for something particular or simply want to unwind, find the perfect place to stay in Colchester and make a break of it!

Independent Shopping in Colchester

The South Lanes

Colchester is packed full of independent stores and boutique cafes and businesses. From Crouch Street to The South Lanes you can head out and explore these narrow streets to find everything from 1940s inspired tearooms, retro clothing, and fashion boutiques all offering something that little bit different.

Trinity Street

Tucked down one of Colchester's most picturesque streets you will unearth Trinity Street, a treasure trove of unique businesses in a historic setting. Watch out for special events by the Trinity Traders throughout the year.

In Colchester

For more information on Colchester's City Centre shopping attractions visit In Colchester, the website of Colchester's Business Improvement District. You'll discover offers, shops, eateries and things to do - all in the heart of the city.