Shopping in Bristol
Bristol has a wide range of shops and markets with both recognised high street names and great independent stores only to be found here.
Generally shops are open from between 9am and 10am until 6pm but most of those in Cabot Circus and Quakers Friars are open until 8pm. It’s always worth a quick check in advance though especially in the lead up to Christmas when stores open later.
There is a farmer’s market every Wednesday in Corn Street in central Bristol and an Arts market on Fridays which offer a great break opportunity.
In the city centre, Bristol Shopping Quarter is home to Cabot Circus, Quakers Friars, The Galleries and Broadmead, which together have over 500 stores. With two covered shopping centres, easy access and a lot of parking, Bristol's city centre is a hive of high street and big brand fashions with the odd independent thrown in for good measure.
The selection of national stores includes Debenhams, Marks & Spencer, BHS as well as the UK's third largest Primark. In addition, the wide range of independent retailers means the Bristol Shopping Quarter offers a diversity of stores difficult to beat.
Cabot Circus is a gigantic three-tiered shopping and leisure centre that provides city centre visitors with over 120 shops including 15 major flagship stores and signature stores, Harvey Nichols and House of Fraser.
Cabot Circus also houses all he popular names you might expect on the high street, including Zara, All Saints, Fat Face, Cult Clothing, Topshop and many more.
Located in the heart of Bristol alongside Cabot Circus is The Galleries, an attractive, three-storey shopping centre, which is home to Boots, WH Smith, TK Maxx and a further 100 stores. The centre boasts a safe, modern car park with 1,000 spaces, all with special shopper tariffs.