Shopping in Kendal town centre is one of the best shopping experiences in the Lake District. The beautiful pedestrianized Kendal shopping yards, ginnels and courtyards are lined with chic and stylish designer clothing shops, unique gift and craft shops, funky independent hairdressers and organic beauty shops. Famous Lakeland brands in Kendal are numerous from the local produce rich Booths supermarket to Lakeland clothing and the popular K-Village Outlet packed with quality brands for outdoor clothing, designer clothing, accessories and home furnishings. Ample parking for over 2,000 cars and a hub Lakeland station are both in Kendal town centre.
The contemporary Westmorland shopping centre in Kendal blends seamlessly into the character award-winning shopping yards offering a unique and relaxing shopping experience. Kendal received its first market charter in 1189 and the markets in Kendal today include weekly outdoor Wednesday and Saturday markets plus daily Kendal markets within the indoor central Market Hall. A wealth of local produce, gifts, crafts and more are on sale in the markets and the town hosts an acclaimed farmers' market annually which attracts Lakeland local producers from across the region.
Kendal town centre shopping has a unique character and charm. Largely pedestrianized, specialist shops in the town cluster around wonderfully atmospheric shopping yards each with their own theme and charm. The Elephant Yard Shopping Centre sits in the heart of the town centre on Stricklandgate and is a hotspot for funky fashion clothing, independent boutiques and great high street fashion clothing brands.
Award-winning Wainwright's Yard, named after the famous fellwalker Alfred Wainwright, offers a mix of independent stores and restaurants with attractive Kendal stores here including the acclaimed Booths supermarket famous for its organic food and local produce plus a variety of fine home furnishing shops and unique gift shops.