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Shopping in Plymouth - From Old-World Boutiques to Upscale Malls

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Plymouth shopping offers variety - not only in terms of products, but also in terms of the experience. Shopping in the Barbican is like stepping back in time, while the city center is slick and modern. The West End and Hyde Park give you 2 completely different takes on local shopping. Drake Circus mall offers great selections with the bonus of indoor comfort.

The Barbican

 

The Barbican brings old-world tradition to the shopping experience. Its 17th-century buildings and narrow, cobblestone streets remind you that shopkeepers have been trading their goods here for centuries. Here, shopping isn’t just a pastime - it’s part of history. Browse unique handicrafts at The House that Jack Built, or hunt for antiques and jewelry at 27 New Street Courtyard. Later, you can enjoy a cream tea in a café, sip a pint of beer in a local pub, and dine while looking out over the harbor.

 

  • The House that Jack Built, 10 Southside Street, Plymouth PL1 2LA; Tel: +44 1752 266149; Website: The House that Jack Built
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  • 27 New Street Courtyard, 27 New Street, Plymouth PL1 2NB; Tel: +44 1752 221443; Website: 27 New Street Courtyard

The revitalized city center

 

Plymouth was heavily damaged during World War II, especially this area in the center of town. In the intervening decades, Plymouth’s city center has become a new, modern district with award-winning postwar architecture. Now, having added pedestrianized streets, the city center offers a well-rounded shopping experience - from trendy womenswear and accessories at Internacionale to skinny jeans, hoodies, and more at Blue Banana.

 

  • Internacionale, 37 New George Street, Plymouth PL1 1RR; Tel: +44 1752 674945; Website: Internacionale
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  • Blue Banana, 18 Cornwall Street, Plymouth PL1 1LP; Tel: +44 1752 660373; Website: Blue Banana

 

Drake Circus

 

Located in the middle of the city center, Drake Circus offers all the shopping you need under one roof. With name-brand stores like Marks & Spencer, Hotel Chocolat, H&M, Build-A-Bear, and Waterstones, along with a wide selection of food outlets, this fully indoor mall offers both variety and comfort. Even Drake Circus’s toilets are award winning, and there are excellent facilities for disabled customers.

 

 

The West End

 

Plymouth's West End has a traditional vibe. If you like shopping with the locals, this is the place to be. Just west of Drake Circus, on Cornwall Street, you’ll find a group of shops owned and run by local craftsmen and women who have been creating goods in this area for generations. At the center of all this is Plymouth City Market, where you can browse over 200 separate stalls, each with its own specialty, from fresh fish, meats and produce, to handmade pottery, trinkets, and wares.

 

  • Plymouth City Market, Cornwall Street, Plymouth PL1 1PS; Tel: +44 1752 306551; Website: Plymouth City Market

 

Hyde Park Village

 

If you’re looking for a more independent, trendy boutique style of shopping experience, head up to the north end of town near Plymouth University. Centered on Hyde Park Road is Hyde Park Village, a charming residential area with a growing cluster of independent shops selling one-of-a-kind jewelry, collectables, and home accessories.

 

  • Nicola Hurst Designer Jewelry, 65 Hyde Park Rd, Plymouth PL3 4JN; Tel: +44 1752 228000; Website: Nicola Hurst Designer Jewelry
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  • Interiors Hyde Park, 75 Hyde Park Road, Plymouth PL3 4JN; Tel: +44 1752 292540; Website: Interiors Hyde Park