Thanks to its overwhelming population of artists, writers and other fascinating people, Hebden Bridge's vibrant streets are overflowing with independent book and craft shops and inspiring galleries - including:
The Calder Gallery is Hebden Bridge's premier art gallery covering all aspects of contemporary art from sketches to sculpture, paintings to prints. Featured artists are mainly from the North with growing numbers of talented local artists. All visitors are guaranteed a warm welcome with professional support and advice from the owners Sue Allinson and Phil Withersby.
If you love contemporary jewellery and craft made by small UK based independent artists/makers, visit Heart Gallery to peruse bespoke jewellery pieces, ceramics, paintings, glass, photography, print, textiles and stationery - the perfect place to pick up a present for you or a loved one.
The Book Case are an independent bookshop selling a wide range of fiction and non-fiction titles, children's books, unusual literary gifts and gorgeous stationery. They have been serving the local community for nearly 30 years, and also stock a comprehensive collection of local history titles for the area.
Element Jewellery blends the aesthetic of a contemporary jewellery gallery with the customer focus of a boutique with great personal service. An oasis of civilised calm and tranquillity, Element Contemporary Jewellery plays relaxing ambient music and scents the store with uplifting fragrances. They're proud that their fresh and innovative approach to shopping for jewellery has already made an impression amongst contemporary jewellery aficionados across the UK.
Other great independents in Hebden Bridge include The Snug Gallery, which is a leading contemporary craft gallery in the north of England. Showcasing contemporary craft and design by some of the most prominent designer-makers from the UK and Ireland alongside a selection of photography and lovely things.
There is also Rubyshoeday which has built a reputation for delivering a unique and inspiring footwear range and also Element Jewellery which blends the aesthetic of a contemporary jewellery gallery with the customer focus of a boutique with great personal service.
Into the world of sport now, Blazing Saddles are an independent bike shop in Hebden Bridge. Deep in the heart of the Pennines, they've got world class riding on the doorstep and support a busy community of cyclists of all sorts, from hardened downhill heroes and top class triathletes to everyday commuters and towpath pootlers.