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Shopping in Southampton

Southampton is the shopping hub on the south coast and one of the UK's top 10 retail destinations. The city centre has two indoor shopping centres, an IKEA store, an impressive retail park, plus boutique shopping for those looking for something a little different.

Southampton shopping centres

  • Westquay Shopping Centre 
    Westquay, located in the heart of Southampton city centre, boasts over 100 stores spread over three shopping levels. With a host of big name brands, action-packed events, fantastic fashion and more, it’s easy to see why Westquay has become the south coast’s premier shopping destination.
    Big Name Brands
    Boasting the biggest line up of top brands in the region, Westquay brings together fashion, beauty, homewares and more all under one roof. Anchor stores John Lewis and Marks & Spencer are joined by leading fashion retailers such as French Connection, Coast, Karen Millen, Zara and River Island, making Westquay a must-visit destination for all fashion fans. Adding to the lineup are other iconic brands including Apple, Hollister and All Saints.
    Tasty Treats
    And after all that retail therapy, Westquay’s new bustling food level, Dining at Westquay, is the perfect place to relax and re-energise. Choose from Handmade Burger Co. Wagamama, Ed’s Easy Diner, Pizza Express, YO! Sushi and a host of other delicious restaurants.
  • Above Bar area has many places for the ultimate shopping experience with well known High Street stores.
  • The Marlands Shopping Centre  has specialist boutiques and shops including The Disney Store and relaxing cafes.
  • IKEA Southampton has everything for the home.
  • West Quay Retail Park, situated close to WestQuay has many popular shops including Next Home, Argos, SCS, Staples, Boots, Decathlon, Furniture Village, Halfords, JD Sports, Mamas & Papas, TGI Friday just to name a few.

Boutique shopping

  • Bedford Place is situated a short walk to the north of Southampton's main city centre and its side streets retain all the atmosphere of a bygone era, in what is probably the last bastion of small independent, up-market businesses in Southampton’s city centre. By day and night, the throng of bars, coffee shops, pubs and restaurants are a hive of activity.
  • Queensway and East Street. Shops including Debenhams department store can be found along Queensway.
  • Oxford Street hosts independent boutiques, salons, bars and restaurants huddle along Oxford Street.
    • WestQuay Shopping Centre

    WestQuay Shopping Centre

    • Fashion Shopping

    Fashion Shopping

    • Southampton Market

    Southampton Market

    • WestQuay Shoppers

    WestQuay Shoppers

    • Southampton Market

    Southampton Market


Southampton City Centre Markets

Above Bar Street, outside Westquay Shoping Centre
Fridays and Saturdays 9am - 5pm
Come on down and see a variety of stalls including Antiques, arts and Crafts, Vintage accessories, Jewellery, Food and lots more. 
If you wish to get to get involved contact Street events via the on-line form on the website link or email  or call 07566 227787

Bitterne Market

Held in Bitterne Village precinct every Wednesday between 9am - 3pm
If you wish to have a stall at Bitterne Market contact Diggy, the Market Supervisor on 07932211223 

Shirley Market

Held in Shirley precinct every Thursday between 9am - 4pm
If you wish to have a stall at Shirley Market contact Sam Hiscock, Market Manager on 07824 565410 or email