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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 Wagamama, Ed’s Easy Diner, Pizza Express, YO! Sushi and a host of other delicious restaurants.
    Christmas at WestQuay >
     
  • 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, home to Tesco Home, Argos, Halfords, Next Home and Mothercare.

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 shops including Debenhams department store can be found along Queensway.
     
  • Oxford Street hosts independent boutiques, salons, bars and restaurants huddle along Oxford Street.
     

Street Food and General Markets
The pedestrianised area by the Bargate Monument and Above Bar is the home to Street Food and General Markets on:
Fridays 9am - 5pm
Saturdays 9am - 5pm

The popular markets have continental type stalls. Some of the delights on offer include: high quality fruit and veg, a local butcher, bakery and cake stall, Mediterranean olives, European cheeses, old fashioned confectionery, pet food and accessories, Fairtrade items, leather goods, gifts and a wide range of make up.
If you’re feeling hungry there are also various food stalls offering treats such as noodles, hog roast and ever popular baguettes, burgers and hot dogs.

More information available from the SMT Management website

Bitterne Market
Held in Bitterne Village precinct every Wednesday between 9am - 4pm

Shirley Market
Held in Shirley precinct every Thursday between 9am - 4pm

Community Market
Held every Sunday 9am - 3pm at Ropewalk Centre, 53 Derby Road, Southampton SO14 ODJ
Opening a market in the heart of our community.
Fresh fruit, ladies clothes, food, cosmetics, vegetables, baby wear, men's clothes and much more.
For more information contact: 07879 995062 / 07710202942

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Southampton Christmas Market
21 November - 28 December 2014
he Southampton Christmas Market with Bavarian style cabins and bar will be located in the Above Bar area in the heart of the city centre.

Friday 21 November - Sunday 28 December

Opening Times:
10am – 6pm Daily, inc. Sundays
10am – 7pm Friday & Saturday
10am – 8pm Thursdays
On the first day, the Christmas Market will open at 10am and stay open until 9pm with a big Opening Ceremony from 5pm onwards.

Southampton Christmas market is always a  sensational celebration. The sights and lights strike smiles into the spirited shopper, pulling vast  crowds  from far and wide to experience the symbolic stalls of Santa's shopping.

    • Southampton Market

    Southampton Market

    • WestQuay Shopping Centre

    WestQuay Shopping Centre

    • Fashion Shopping

    Fashion Shopping

    • WestQuay Shoppers

    WestQuay Shoppers