Shopping destinations within the Lancaster city include Market Gate Shopping Centre, St Nics Arcade and many national retailers and unique independent shops throughout the city. If you are lucky enough to be visiting Lancaster on a Wednesday or Saturday you can experience the hustle and bustle of the market where you can buy local produce, handmade jewelry, and clothing and give in to the enticing aromas of the hog roast, Indian, and falafel food stalls. 


There is a fantastic choice of cafés and coffee shops from national chains to local brands such as The Music Room with over 80 ethically sourced specialty coffees and The Sun Café offering classic British dishes with the flare and excitement of the Mediterranean. If you’re looking for a healthy pick me up to get you through a hard day’s shopping try five times British Smoothie Championship finalist’s Juicafe and enjoy a delicious smoothie, milkshake or juice. Or if you’re feeling more peckish take on the Sink the Titanic challenge at Go Burrito and work your way through all 3ft of this epic burrito!


Once you have enjoyed all the excitement of the day in Lancaster, relax and unwind in one of the city’s many restaurants, ranging from Thai cuisine at Blue Moon to great homemade food and cask ales at The White Cross. To top off the evening why not watch some live theatre at either of the city’s two destinations, The Grand or The Dukes, where there’s something for everyone from performances of Aladdin and Cinderella to the First World War epic A Farewell to Arms.

Market Gate Shopping Centre

Market Gate Shopping Centre

Market Gate Shopping Centre is a vibrant retail centre within the heart of Lancaster City Centre. Offering a wide range of national and independent shops including Marks and Spencer, New Look, WH Smith, Waterstones and Internacionale. A choice of coffee shops offer a welcome beak during your shopping experience. Whatever the weather make Market Gate Shopping Centre your retail therapy choice!

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