The Chester shopping experience has a unique charm all its own, with The Rows - mock Tudor timber framed fronted shops housing best designer boutique shops and unique stores at its heart. Blending independent specialist shops with small modern shopping centres packed with favourite high street shopping names, Chester offers one of the best shopping experiences in the North. The Chester Rows are completely unique. They're black and white beamed historic buildings lining the street, with the lower-floor shops situated part-way underground with steps down to the store. Above, the overhanging top storey makes a covered walkway from which second-storey shops can be entered.
Find Chester's outstanding choice of independent shops across central Watergate Street, Northgate Street, Eastgate, Foregate and don't miss a selection of hidden gems down Godstall Lane. Exquisite jewellers, independent galleries and fashion shops feature along St Michaels Row and you'll find first class independent hair salons in Chester such as Headmasters. Pick up the finest perfumes at Penhaligon's on Eastgate, stop for a delicious smoothie or veggie snack at Edens of Handbridge and don't miss a tour of Chester Market on Princess Street with around 50 delectable market stalls selling everything from fresh local produce to gifts.
A unique shopping experience around Chester's Rows
Grosvenor Shopping Centre
Offering over 70 stores, the popular Grosvenor Shopping Centre in the heart of Chester city centre sits on Pepper Street just a 15 minute stroll from Chester Station with its own car park. Most UK top brand women's fashion stores have a presence here from Topshop to Jigsaw, alongside stylish modern world cuisine restaurants, homewares, chic shoe shops and cafes. Accessible and with great family facilities, the Grosvenor is Chester's shopping hub for quality high street brands.
Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet
Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet sits just north of Chester (around a 15 minute drive) in nearby Ellesmere Port and is easily accessed off the M53 motorway, Junction 10 - follow the signs for Outlet Village. One of the exceptional McArthurGlen designer outlets, Cheshire Oaks houses over 145 top brands including unique designer brands such as Church's English Shoes, Barbour with its super British country style and an Armani Outlet.
Accommodation in Chester
(6.8 miles from the centre of Chester)
Per week (seasonal) sleeps 7
Two lovely barn conversion holiday cottages in Cheshire with three bedrooms, onsite fishing and modern facilities. Great for family holidays or short breaks. 8 miles from Chester.
(0.2 miles from the centre of Chester)
Rating from 483 reviews
Modern Chester hotel with newly refurbished double & family guest rooms. 30 minutes initial free Wi-Fi, flexible check in/ out facility, travel cots. No onsite parking.
(2.8 miles from the centre of Chester)
per room per night B&B (2 sharing)
Rating from 46 reviews
5 Star Bed & Breakfast on the edge of Chester with sumptuous suites and rooms. Set within 16 acres with a private cinema room, sun terrace with hot tub & spa/beauty facilities.
(7.9 miles from the centre of Chester)
Per room, per night
Rating from 229 reviews
Newly refurbished Chester hotel with double & family rooms, free parking, 30 minutes free Wi-Fi service & flexible check in/ out times by arrangement. Pet friendly.
(1.1 miles from the centre of Chester)
Rating from 443 reviews
Modern 53 guest room hotel in Chester perfect for both business & leisure with plenty of free parking, Wi-Fi, 24 hour reception, conference facilities & licensed bar.
(0.5 miles from the centre of Chester)
per apartment per night. Sleeps 4
Luxury two bedroom apartments in Chester next to Chester Racecourse and 5 minutes' walk from the city centre. Secure parking onsite, Freeview TV. Last minute discounts. Sleep 4.
(0.2 miles from the centre of Chester)
Per week. Phone calls answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
With over 2000 cottages to choose from, Sykes Cottages is bound to have the perfect cottage for you. Browse our Cheshire cottages here.
(2.3 miles from the centre of Chester)
Per room per night
Rating from 91 reviews
Travelodge Chester Warrington Road Hotel around 2 miles from Chester Zoo and Chester Station with restaurant adjacent, WiFi and free parking. Double and twin rooms available.
(6.5 miles from the centre of Chester)
Per week (seasonal) sleeps 5
Spacious luxury holiday barn near Chester with beautiful countryside views, parking, fitted kitchen and a patio with furniture. One pet welcome. Ideal for touring the North West.