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Shopping in Bedford

Shop ‘til you drop...by bus


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Charter Market

a market fruit stall

This general market is held every Wednesday and Saturday on the historic Harpur and St Paul's Square in the city. It is filled with local vendors selling everything from olives to key cutting, fresh produce and even clothes and toys. 

Our journey planner will show you the best route with the postcode MK10 1RA

Harpur Shopping Center

image of Manchester Arndale Centre

Being recently refurbished and totally modernized, Harpur Centre is located right in the heart of the city and is overflowing with goodies ready to be discovered. They boast 30 high street favorites across 2 floors as well as free WIFI and multiple food options.

Our journey planner will show you the best route with the postcode MK40 1TJ 

St Cuthbert's Arcade

an open sign

One of the newest additions to the city centre shopping options is the St Cuthbert's Arcade. It is bursting with potential, being filled with local artists, Independant's retailers, beauticians and artisan coffee cafes.

Our journey planner will show you the best route with the postcode MK40 3JG

St Johns Retail Park

image of The Lowry Outlet

At the outskirts of the city lies a 124000sq ft retail park, homing every major retailer you could need all in on spot. There is no doubt you'll return home with everything you needed, plus a few extra special finds.

Our journey planner will show you the best route with the postcode MK42 9DJ

 

Alban Retail Park 

image of female shopping

Mirroring St Johns Retail Park is another huge 66000sq ft of shopping potential. It is again stuffed with bargain potential and between the two of them it’s a full day adventure looking for gems.

Our journey planner will show you the best route with the postcode MK42 0NW

Greyfriars Arcade

image shopping for clothes

Greyfriars Arcade is a hidden gem in the city, who promote various independent shops from barbers and beauticians to Italian cafes and frozen yogurt shop and everything in-between. Experience something truly unique and witness some of Bedford's best talent.

Our journey planner will show you the best route with the postcode MK40 1HJ

The Interchange Retail Park

a shop window

Located at the south of the city is the Interchange Retail Park has something for everyone. The modernized shopping park features major brand names and multiple food shops so even she shopping haters of the family can go check out the animals in Pets at Home or chill out in McDonalds  

Our journey planner will show you the best route with the postcode MK42 7RW

Gourmet Outdoor Market 

big bowl of olives

The market is overflowing with incredible food and food related products. They have plenty of takeaway lunch options and every other week the market is topped up even more by local farmers with specialties and seasonal goodies.

Our journey planner will show you the best route with the postcode MK40 1DW

Elstow Playing Field

a box of vinyl records

The rose quarter is a diamond in the back of the center. The traditionally slabbed pavement stones and incredible architecture give this area a unique charm. 

Our journey planner will show you the best route with the postcode MK42 9YQ