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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.
  • 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 Matalan and cafes.
  • IKEA Southampton has everything for the home.
  • WestQuay 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.

Bargate Markets
In the centre of Southampton is the historic Bargate, once the main entrance to the Old Town. The area including the Above Bar shopping area is now a common place for markets, usually held on Fridays and Saturdays.
For information and stall availability for the Markets, please contact:: Paul Lewis on 07971 646 483 or SMT Management Consultants Ltd on 02380 694 843 or email:

Southampton Farmers Market
Held Every 3rd Saturday of the Month at Nelson Gate, North side of Southampton Central Railway Station, just off Commercial Road

 9am - 3pm
Local Produce Market selling bread, cakes, biscuits, jams, honey, chutney, vegetables, meat, fish and more!

19 April
17 May
21 June
19 July
16 August
20 Sept
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    • West Quay Shoppers

    West Quay Shoppers

    • West Quay

    West Quay

    • Southampton Market - Fruit & Veg

    Southampton Market - Fruit & Veg

    • Shopping - Fashion

    Shopping - Fashion