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 can effortlessly explore Colchester's unique history intertwined throughout the city centre, you will pass within minutes of the city's main attractions, and find yourself spoilt for choice with the range of places to eat.

You will 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.

Shopping in Colchester can be a fantastic way to unwind, so 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 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.