As well as the 300 plus stalls at our Christmas market you will find a typical Christmas bazaar in St Edmundsbury Cathedral (Thur-Sat), a Makers Market in the Unitarian Meeting House (Fri-Sun) an excellent Farmers Market in the Buttermarket (Thurs/Sun), Country Markets in Oddfellows Hall (Fri/Sat) and our traditional street market in the Cornhill (Thur-Sun).
Bury St Edmunds is a shopping destination all year round. You can while away a day exploring large and small retailers from independent boutiques to major high street names situated in medieval streets, picturesque squares and modern shopping centres. Visit on market day and you will find the largest street market in East Anglia with stallholders who have traded for over 40 years. Bury St Edmunds seamlessly mixes the old and the new together and is large enough to find whatever you are looking for but compact enough to be visitor friendly – it really does have something for everyone.
SHOPPING IN BURY ST EDMUNDS
A street with a cosmopolitan feel – restaurants, coffee shops and eateries galore along with a wonderful array of independent stores including designer clothing, gifts, toys and cards.
Arc is an ultra-modern retail, leisure and residential development providing some 36 shops, cafe's, restaurants, a magnificent multi-purpose cultural venue and high quality residential apartments in the town centre of Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk.
BUTTERMARKET & CORNHILL
This area is the home to our traditional street market every Wednesday and Saturday and is the historic centre of town. Along with independent shops and High Street names you will find a lovely range of coffee shops, restaurants and pubs. The oldest building in town Moyse’s Hall is the home to the towns museum. Open all year with local history displays and a programme of travelling exhibitions.
A quiet street with medieval buildings and a wide range of businesses. You will find a great coffee and cocktail bar and a traditional pub along with a wide range of service industry businesses.
WHITING STREET AND LANGTON PLACE
Langton Place will be transformed into the St Edmundsbaby Street Fayre with stalls, animals and children’s activities - a great place to relax with your little ones. Many of the shops will be taking part and offering special offers. Shops in this area include bridal wear, designer shoes and independent sportswear. You will also find an independent cinema with special showing during the Fayre
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Just a step from the Arc Shopping Centre this street offers a wide variety of specialised businesses including a wine merchant and a specialist craft shops. There is also a number of eating places to be found including Indian, Chinese and Mediterranean.
ST JOHNS STREET
This street will be pedestrianised on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Shops will have special offers and have ‘pop up shops’ on the pavement. A stage will have entertainment throughout the day. This street offers everything from bespoke jewellery, real ale, antiques, records and vintage clothes, St Johns Street is also home to great eating places including traditional pubs, tearooms, and a FairTrade Café.
Here you will find the smallest pub in Britain - The Nutshell, although it may be a little crowded during
the Fayre! The Traverse offers lovely independent stores, including designer fashion, quaint tearooms, traditional
chemist and old fashioned sweets. Performances of music and dance will also take place throughout the Fayre.