Shopping in Exeter
Exeter is the region's favourite place for shopping, culture and leisure. It offers a memorable shopping experience in a setting of architectural splendour. The city is a shopaholic's must-do destination with chic boutiques and stylish shops alongside the familiar big name stores.
At the heart of the city is the award-winning Princesshay with a great choice of shops, cafes and restaurants. Exeter's all easily walkable through great public spaces and traffic-free shopping areas. At the heart of the city is the Cathedral Quarter with the beautiful 800-year-old Cathedral and with classic independent shops set around the spacious Green.
High Street runs parallel to Princesshay and the Cathedral area, and features all the popular store names. The Guildhall and Harlequins undercover shopping centres are home to more familiar stores and small individual businesses.
Don't miss out on Gandy Street with its trendy clothes and gift shops. It's just off High Street in the Castle Quarter which is also home to the famous Cavern Club and Exeter Phoenix.
Fore Street is at the centre of the West Quarter, full of quirky unusual shops situated in attractive older buildings and interesting arcades, leading downhill towards the River Exe. Here you'll find antiques, arts and crafts, water activities and other attractions in the historic Quayside area alongside shops and cafes.
On the edge of Exeter's city centre lies Magdalen Street, great for local food and drink, and just 4 miles from Exeter, the estuary town of Topsham offers an eclectic cluster of specialist shops and fine restaurants.
The award-winning Princesshay is in the heart of the city, with over 70 stores including big brands such as Next and Debenhams, as well as smaller independent and regional brands. Princesshay is seriously stylish, featuring distinctive architecture, that complements Exeter's historic buildings, and landscaped European style squares with cafes and restaurants. Princesshay is home to the Apple Store and the UK's largest Fat Face. Brand names include New Look, Topshop, Zara, Reiss, All Saints, Joules, Cath Kidston, Hollister, MAC and many more.
Guildhall Shopping & Dining combines a modern Shopping Centre and traditional architecture with the Charles Fowler Queen Street façade leading through to perhaps one of the oldest foundations of the City, St Pancras Church. This quaint church in a most unlikely setting, makes Guildhall Shopping Centre the only Shopping Centre in the world to home a 12th Century Church at it’s heart! From fashion to food, to booking that perfect family holiday...