16 places to visit as Cambridge businesses open their doors once more
Cambridge BID are pleased to be working with the Cambridge Independent to showcase some of the wonderful independent businesses who have reopened their doors.
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1. Cambridge Market Square
Cambridge Market is now open and ready for business. A place to buy local products from local people. We sell anything from clothes, jewellery, fish to flowers. We look forward to welcoming you soon!
Location: Market Hill, Cambridge CB1 0SS
2. Byard Art
Contemporary gallery with an innovative exhibition programme offering a unique selection of two and three-dimensional work as well as a bespoke framing service. Their friendly and knowledgeable gallery team have many years of experience and would love to welcome you to find that special piece for your home.
Location: 14 King’s Parade, Cambridge CB2 1SJ
Call 01223 464646
3. Boudoir Femme
A little slice of Paris right here in Cambridge. An award-winning, independent, womenswear boutique in the heart of the city centre that is home to a mix of stylish, womenswear labels you’ll want to wear every day. Labels stocked include American Vintage, Bellerose, Rails, Reiko, Joie, Lily & Lionel & Meline trainers.
Location: 2 King Street, Cambridge CB1 1LN
4. The Cambridge Fabric Company
Our beautiful shop sells curtain, dress and quilting fabrics, specialising in cottons and linens as well as a comprehensive range of haberdashery, trims and sewing essentials. Our collection of fabrics shows off the best in British design. Bespoke made-to-order service makes curtains, blinds and soft furnishings offering a high-quality, hand-finished service at affordable prices.
Location: 7 Peas Hill, Cambridge CB2 3PP
Call 01223 778744
Gifts for interesting people. Founded in 2001 on Norfolk Street, Cambridge our independent shop has grown from strength to strength. We pride ourselves on sourcing the best and most unusual products delivered with exceptional customer service.
Location: 1-2 Peas Hill, Cambridge CB2 3PP
6. Talking T's
Talking T’s is an independent, family-run T-shirt shop and a long-standing favourite with locals, visitors, and students. We specialise in exclusive, original designs designed in house and hand printed on the premises and also offer a custom print service. Open 7 days a week plus online @ t-shirts.co.uk.
Location: 37 Bridge Street, Cambridge CB2 1UW
Call 01223 302411
7. Cambridge University Press Bookshop
We’re looking forward to welcoming new and returning customers to our bookshop. Visit us for the full range of books published by Cambridge University Press plus Cambridge themed souvenirs and bookish gifts for the insatiably curious. The oldest bookshop site in the UK. Books sold here since 1581.
Location: 1 Trinity Street, Cambridge, CB2 1SZ
Call 01223 333333
8. Cambridge Wine Merchants
Cambridge Wine Merchants was established in 1993 by two friends, Hal Wilson and Brett Turner, who met at Peterhouse May Ball in 1990. Sharing a love of wine, they wanted to work in the wine trade but didn't fancy working for somebody else, and so CWM was born.
Location: 2 King’s Parade, Cambridge CB2 1SJ
Call 01223 309309
9. Cambridge Framing Centre
Established for over fifteen years at our convenient city centre location, Cambridge Framing Centre is your one-stop framing shop. Catering for your every bespoke framing requirement and offering an extensive range of ready-made frames and mirrors, open seven days a week.
Location: 20 Sussex Street, Cambridge CB1 1PA
Call 01223 300711
10. Catherine Jones of Cambridge
Established in 1963, Catherine Jones of Cambridge is still family run. We specialise in contemporary design and natural colour diamonds. Come to us for bespoke designs and commissions, remodelling family heirlooms or repairs. Catherine always said, ‘You have to show people things they have never seen before’. Our mission for nearly 60 years
Location: 9 Bridge Street, Cambridge CB2 1UA
Call 01223 361596
11. Cambridge Contemporary Art
Cambridge contemporary art is a welcoming gallery situated in the centre of Cambridge. We have an impressive selection of ceramics, glass work, sculptures, original prints and paintings from artists based in the UK. Opening hours 9am-5.30pm Monday-Saturday, 11am-5pm Sunday.
Location: 6 Trinity Street, Cambridge CB2 1SU
12. Laird Hatters
A friendly, independent hat shop for men and women. Laird Hatters has shops in Cambridge, London and Oxford. Our extensive range of hats and caps are handmade by us, in England. With elegant styles, rich colour palettes, we have shapes for most occasions and a range of pockets.
Location: 4 Green Street, Cambridge CB2 3JU
Call 01223 356820
13. Chocolat Chocolat
Cambridge’s oldest independent, award-winning chocolate shop offering handcrafted luxury chocolate, hot chocolate, ice cream and brownies. Famous for handmade sheet chocolate made with the finest Belgian chocolate in a unique French style brought from France by their very own chocolatier. Open 10am to 5pm, Monday to Sunday
Location: Grand Arcade K3/K4, St Andrew's Street, Cambridge CB2 3BJ
Call 01223 778982
Welcome back to the high street! We’ve been part of it since 1952 and love helping photographers. Check out our welcome back offers on the website or pop into the shop for advice and great deals. We look forward to seeing you soon! Open Mon-Sat 8.45am-5.30pm, Sun 11am-4pm
Location: 12A King's Parade, Cambridge CB2 1SJ
Call 01223 368087
Podarok is a proudly independent, locally-owned, award-winning gift emporium based on Bene't Street. They are especially known locally for their quirky handbags, unique homewares and beautiful jewellery, as well as a fab and friendly team that are always happy to help you choose the perfect gift or treat!
Location: 12 Bene't St, Cambridge, CB2 3PT
Call 01223 314411
16. Jacks on Trinity
Jacks on Trinity is your one-stop-shop for all things Cambridge, Harry Potter and a whole new range of gifts, games and gizmos coming soon! Visit Jacks on Trinity at 34 Trinity Street, find out what's in store. Reopened, refreshed, revitalised!
Location: 34 Trinity St, Cambridge CB2 1TB
Call 01223 354403