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A Guide To Shopping In York

York has many excellent shops and boutiques which are unique to York. When shopping in York try not to get too lost in the old medieval streets! Below is a brief guide to some of York's long established shops and new ones to check out! » Map of York here

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Flying Tiger

Flying Tiger

Located in the Coppergate Shopping Centre near to the JORVIK Viking Centre. "We love design, creativity and fun. Follow us and get inspired for home, office and play!"
Antique Shops in York

Antique Shops In York ~ The Antiques Centre

Allenby House, 41 Stonegate. Includes a cafe on the first floor.
Also in Stonegate - Cavendish Antiques.

Antique Centre

The Red House Antiques Centre
Duncombe Place, York YO1 2EF
Tel: 01904 637000

Holgate Gallery

Holgate Gallery
53 Holgate Rd, York YO24 4AA
"Holgate Gallery is the latest addition to York's amazing art scene. Centred primarily around great photography, but also showcasing other media and work from local artists."

Please check opening times as they vary from week to week.
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Betty's Tea Rooms York

Betty's Cafe & Tea Rooms
6-8 St. Helen's Square, York.

This is a must for any visitor to York! The ornate interior makes for a real treat to have your lunch or coffee and cakes. The long queues outside tell you how popular Betty's is. Inside there is also a shop counter where you can buy gifts including specialist cakes and biscuits (try the famous 'Fat Rascal'). You can only find Betty's cafes in Yorkshire!

Mulberry Hall York

Kathe Wohlfahrt

A German Christmas themed shop now open in the medieval city centre. Opened 2016. Photo of Kathe Wohlfahrt

Formerly Mulberry Hall. Located in Stonegate, Stonegate is also one of York's most popular shopping streets. The shops here have traditional style facades where you will find many shops to buy clothing, food, sweets and gifts. Use our Map of York to find Stonegate, York. Photo of Mulberry Hall
The Shambles York, Photo © Mike Blamires

The Shambles

One of the most photographed streets in England! The Shambles is one of York's oldest medieval streets. This narrow cobbled street originally housed butchers shops now home to many small curiosity shops. The original wooden beams and slabs in front of the windows can still be seen. The wooden buildings overhang the street so much you could shake hands with your neighbour opposite! At the top end The Shambles opens up into Kings Square where street entertainers wow the crowds. Dave's Hog roast shop near to Kings Square is very popular, where you can get really tasty hot roast sandwiches! Also there is a fish & chip shop on Petergate close to King's Square.

The Shambles York

The Flax & Twine, No.20 Shambles, York.

The Flax & Twine

Housed in a beautiful 18th century building at 20 Shambles, York. Selling homewares and unique vintage items to help you make your home gorgeous. Also a cafe selling lots of tasty treats, including light lunches / afternoon teas, the perfect thing after a day of shopping!

Upside Down Design

Upside Down Design

Upside Down Design is a unique independent interiors shop and design space on Bootham situated just a few moments away from the historic city walls. The shop has a range of inspirational and stylish gifts, ranging from cushions, throws, ceramics and tableware, candles, books, games and stationery to beauty and fashion accessories. Brands include organic cosmetics from Meraki, lampshades and fabrics by Anna Hayman and products by Dutch Designer, Piet Hein Eek.

Owner Carole has fantastic taste as a highly sought-after interior designer, you will find eclectic, contemporary and slightly eccentric mix of beautifully designed products and gifts.

Upside Down Design is the perfect stop for gifts for you, gifts for him, gifts for her, new baby, the home and even gifts for pets! All budgets are catered for and the friendly, knowledgeable team on hand to advise.

27 Bootham, York.

Bradleys Jewellers York

Bradley's Jewellers York

67 Low Petergate, York YO1 7HY
Our store hosts an extensive, unparalleled selection of British made jewellery: specialising in diamonds, engagement, wedding, eternity & coloured gems.

Duttons For Buttons

Duttons For Buttons

32 Coppergate, YO1 9NR
Specialist haberdashery claiming to have the largest stock of buttons in Britain. (
'Our buttons which have appeared in the Pirates of the Caribbean films, Evita, Captain Correlli’s Mandolin'
This building was built in 1422.


The Quarter

Mulberry, York
23/25 Swinegate, York, YO1 8AZ
Fashionable bags, wallets and more.
Located next door to The Slug & Lettuce & Nineteen

The Quarter is a patchwork of old streets including; Grape Lane, Swinegate, Back Swinegate and Little Stonegate. There are many smart boutique shops in The Quarter including: Cusp Children's Toys, Boudoir Kiss Lingerie, Porcupine Gifts, Ashberry of York, Giselle Ladies Fashions.

More Recommended Shops In York

Jigsaw ~ 37 Stonegate.
Womenswear and Accessories.

Monk Bar York Model Shop ~ map
A great model shop for children and adults alike! Now in its 42nd year of business, Monk Bar Model Shop specialises in plastic kits, model railways, diecasts, Corgi and Scalextric. Located underneath Monk Bar.

Mary Shortle
Mary shortle International has been a doll specialist for over twenty three years. As a very serious collector she is passionate about dolls. 9 Lord Mayors Walk, YO31 7HB

Jack Wills
18-20 Stonegate, York YO1 8AS
Tel: 01904 620 075

Patisserie Valerie
5 Feasegate, York YO1 8SH

Jo Malone - Luxury Fragrances
25 Stonegate, York YO1 8AW

Apple Store York (Stormfront)
18-20 Spurriergate, York YO1 9QR

Up & Running
9 Colliergate, York YO1 8BP
Running shoes and fitness clothing.

Give The Dog A Bone
17 Fossgate, York - Gift Shop
'2 floors of things you don't need but really really want'.

Yorkshire Soap Company

The Yorkshire Soap Company
10 Blake Street, York YO1 8QG

Jones Shoes

York Gin Address: 12 Pavement, YO1 9UP
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Colliergate, York YO1 8BW
A large store, over 100 years old. Barnitts sells home, lighting, furniture, gardening, tools, kitchenware, Christmas decorations and specialist products you might not find elsewhere. “If Barnitts haven’t got it, you can’t get it anywhere!”

Gillygate Cafe

Rae & Webb - Coffee & Cake

74 Gillygate, York YO31 7EQ
"Rae & Webb coffee shop serves Origin coffee, Joe's tea and a variety of hot and cold drinks, plus a variety of breakfast, brunches, lunches and a delicious selection of home baked cakes and treats. We look forward to welcoming you to Rae & Webb"

Ambience Cafe Bistro York

Ambience Café Bistro
40 Gillygate, York YO31 7EQ
Situated in the slightly bohemian street of Gillygate, with the famous city wall bordering our picturesque tea garden, Ambience is a secret hidden treasure of York.

Snow Home York

Owl & Monkey at Snowhome
An independent design store. Selling a range of really cool design led homeware and gifts. 42 Gillygate York YO31 7EQ |

Love Cheese York

"There's some nice shops down Gillygate!"

Love Cheese York
A specialist cheese shop with about 70 different cheeses in stock. We also have a cafe & garden when you can sit in and dine on a range of platters, salads & sandwiches. 16 Gillygate, York, YO31 7EQ

See Indie York's map of independent shops and businesses in York!

78 Gillygate

Bakes & Co.

Delicatessen & Coffee Bar. 78 - 80 Gillygate, York YO31 7EQ

The French House

The French House

North Lane, Huntington, York YO32 9SU
The French House York has a large showroom just north of the city. The French House boasts one of the most extensive ranges of French antiques in the UK. This includes a large selection of beds, mirrors, lights, tables, as well as other treasures ranging from the 17th to 20th Century, plus beautiful French linens and other fabrics. There is a workshop on site for restoration projects. It offers a full upholstery service and bespoke pieces: such as tables made to order from antique timber, custom-made frames and restoration of painted items.

Facebook @TheFrenchHouseYork / Instagram @thefrenchhouseyork

York Fine Arts

York Fine Arts

Situated in the heart of York, York Fine Arts has been family owned and operated for 42 years. We specialise in traditional and contemporary fine art, and feature over 300 British artists. We also offer custom framing, art restoration and valuation services.

83 Low Petergate, York YO1 7HY
Tel. 01904 634 221

Gillygate Framing

Gillygate Framing

This shop has been on Gillygate for many years and are framing experts, also selling a fantastic large range of arty greetings cards. 30-32 Gillygate, York YO31 7EQ

Daisy Taylor's Gift Shop

Daisy Taylor's

4 Kings Court, York YO1 7LD
Selling cards, wedding & engagement gifts. Located in King's Square.

Mannion and Co Café & Deli

Mannion and Co Café & Deli
1 Blake Street, York

York Cocoa House

York Cocoa House

Now at 10 Castlegate, York YO1 9RN
Discover the wonderful world of chocolate in the heart of York, the chocolate city. A chocolate cafe and chocolate making workshops.
Twitter @YorkCocoaHouse

York Cocoa House

The Little Diamond Shop

The Little Diamond Shop
15 Lendal, YO1 8AQ

The Little Diamond Shop opened in York on 15 Lendal during Christmas 2010. The shop takes its name from the original name given to its sister shop, Ogden of Harrogate, by its founder in 1893. In fact, the clock from the original Little Diamond Shop takes centre stage in the shop as a proud reminder of the company’s history.

As a sister showroom to Ogden of Harrogate, the shop reflects Ogden’s heritage but gives it a contemporary look too. Traditional elements such as Edwardian display cabinets have been mixed with a bolder decor to give it a more modern feel, while maintaining the sense of luxury associated with the company.

The Little Diamond Shop stocks many of the brands and jewellery collections that regular customers to Ogden of Harrogate will recognise and in addition several exclusive collections including Sarah Jordan jewellery and Technomarine, Fortis, Mondaine, Cuervo y Sobrinos, Manometro and Carl F Bucherer watch brands.

MOR Music

MOR Music
8 Franklins Yard, Fossgate, YO1 9TN
Based just off Fossgate in Franklins Yard, MOR Music is a friendly boutique guitar shop with knowledgeable staff, an on-site workshop for guitar & amp repairs & servicing, tuition rooms for guitar, drum, vocal & harp lessons, & has new city centre rehearsal & recording studios coming soon. In addition, as the hub of the local musical community, MOR Music organises events & festivals including the York 800 MOR Music Festival, Music On Rails at the National Railway Museum. See also MOR Music Festival

Bowler Vintage York

Bowler Vintage
The new look shop, Bowler Vintage has everything from cute quirky vintage dresses to pop check shirts, Stocking both men and womens clothing. 52 Fossgate, York YO1 9TF
Telephone 01904 630407

Vintage Clothes Shop

The Hairy Fig York

The Hairy Fig
Many products are exclusive to us in this area including our delicious on-tap balsamics of many varieties, and quality extra virgin oils and rapeseed oils. Whisky, port and fig vodka all on tap. Buy an ornate bottle from us at just cost (or bring your own) and we will fill it. 39 Fossgate, York

Browns of York

Browns of York, 21 Davygate, York YO1 8QT
Browns are an independent family owned department store based in York, Helmsley and Beverley. They have been operating for over 100 years and offer a stunning selection of different products under one roof.

Fenwicks York

Fenwick York - Department Store
Fewick's is located at the Coppergate Shopping Centre near to the Jorvik Viking Centre. The 1st floor is the place to go for women's clothing and the excellent cafe-restaurant. Exclusive beauty and fragrance brands occupy the ground floor together with menswear, stationery, luggage and accessories. For linens, cookware and toys, head for the basement.

Monks Cross Shopping

Monks Cross Shopping Centre York

Visit Monks Cross Shopping Park with ease of access and free parking.

Monks Cross Shopping
Monks Cross Drive, Huntington, York YO32 9GX

Vangarde York

Vangarde Shopping Park

Home to the regions largest M&S store. Home to M&S, Next.
Twitter @VangardeYork
Address: Vangarde Way, Huntington, York YO32 9AE

York Designer Outlet

McArthur Glen York

York Designer Outlet - Large Fashion & Retail Outlet. map
Located just south of York near the interchange of the A64 and A19, 10 mins drive from the city centre. York Designer Outlet runs the Red Line Park & Ride bus, which operates from the railway station every 10 mins. Look out for the branded bus at the front of the station.

Park & Ride York - full info here

York's Chocolate Heritage

Kitkat, Yorkie, Quality Street, Smarties, Chocolate Orange, Black Magic, All Gold.. the list goes on, all originating from York. York is famous for its Chocolate, with names like Rowntree's and Terry's now known all over the world. Terry's of York was one of Britain's oldest confectionery makers and was one of the first to make eating chocolate rather than drinking chocolate. Rowntree's still has a huge factory based in York.

Hotel Chocolate

Hotel Chocolat
Visit the brand new York store and see a range of authentic, fresh chocolates. Find the perfect gift, there’s something here for everyone.
34 Coney Street, York YO1 9ND

York Chocolate Shop

Monk Bar Chocolatiers of York
Renowned for their superb quality of our luxury handmade chocolates. Featured on TV Channel 4 'Come Dine With Me'. Located under the historic Monk Bar. 1 Goodramgate, York YO1 7LJ

York Chocolate Club

York Chocolate Club

Tourist Attraction: York's Chocolate Story

York Minster Shop

York Minster Gift Shop
York Minster, York YO1 7HH
The Minster Gift Shop inside York Minster & York Minster Gifts situated in Minster Gates opposite the south entrance to the Minster. Selling cards, calendars, prints, jewellery and gifts.
Open from 10am - 5pm Mon-Sat and 11.30am - 5pm on Sundays.

National Trust Gift Shop - 32 Goodramgate, York

Cycle Heaven York

Cycle Heaven - Huge Cycle Store & Cafe
31 Hospital Fields Road, York YO10 4FS
Tel. 01904 636578

Cycle Heaven
2 Bishopthorpe Road, York YO23 1JJ

Cycle Heaven at York Station
York Railway Station, York YO24 1AY

Frankie & Johnny's Cookshop

Frankie & Johnny's Cookshop
23 Bishopthorpe Road, York YO23 1NA
A lovely cookware and gift shop, supplying ovenware, utensils & gadgets, bakeware, sugarcraft, cake tins, gifts, and greetings cards.

Bishopthorpe Road Street Panorama

Farm Shops Near York

Farmhouse Preserves, Crayke
Mill Green Farm, Crayke, YO61 4TT

Changing Seasons
Sutton-on-the-Forest, York YO61 1EN
The shop is easy to spot. Approaching Sutton-on-the-Forest from the south, the farm shop is on the left about half a mile from the village.
Tel. 01347 810 876

Ainsty Farm Shop
York Rd, Green Hammerton, York, YO26 8EQ
Tel: 01423 331897
The shop is located off the main A59, only a short drive from both Harrogate and York.

The Farm Shop
Willow House, Wigginton Rd, Wigginton, York, YO32 2RH
Tel: 01904 766822

The Balloon Tree Farm Shop
Stamford Bridge Road, Gate Helmsley, York YO41 1NB


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