Shopping in Hull is an eclectic experience in every sense. On one hand it's a delightful mix of student bargains, High Street favourites and independent boutiques. On the other, it's a hub of delicious food emporiums and entertainment, all in all Hull’s a shoppers delight!
When it comes to shopping centres, you're spoilt for choice in Hull with everything you need for a great day of retail therapy – well-known brands, somewhere to park the car and pit-stops for when you need tea and cake. Try out St Stephens on Ferensway, home to everything from fashion to beauty, sport to homeware. Princes Quay, built on stilts over a former dock, has a mix of independent shops and high street brands, as well as a cinema and bowling alley. Their newest addition is the Outlet Stores where bargains can always be found. Prospect Shopping Centre is the place for games and gifts in the city.
As any seasoned shopper knows, it's not all about clothes, shoes and electricals. And that's where Hull has got it so right. With coffee shops, cafés and restaurants galore, you're never far away from a quick espresso stop or a lunchtime pit-stop to take the weight off your feet (and arms!). In fact, because its shopping centres come complete with multi-screen cinemas too, you can shop, snack and see a film all in one day.
For something a little bit more independent, Trinity Market offers quality coffee, confectionary, meat, fresh fruit and veg. Not forgetting locally sourced gifts and trinkets. Just next door, Hepworth Arcade is a Grade II listed shopping arcade in the Old Town, dating all the way back to the late 1800s. Stop to visit Dinsdale’s famous joke shop or take a peek at Beasley’s incredible hat shop. Hepworth Arcade was also home to one of the first ever Marks and Spencer penny bazaars.
Hull’s Fruit Market is home to an eclectic mix of galleries, vintage clothing, gifts and antiques.
Into vintage fashion? Hull’s vintage shops are a goldmine try Poorboy in the Fruit Market, Chinese Laundry on Saville Street. Maybe vintage jewellery or vinyl is more you thing - then head to the Victorian Paragon Arcade to see what treasures you can find. While you are there don’t forget to treat yourself to an Ultimate Hot Chocolate at the White Rabbit Chocolatiers.