Shopping is of course important to many people. Leicester is a city for individuals and this is reflected in its shopping. The big brand names can all be found in the city's two large indoor shopping centres – the Haymarket and soon to be expanded Shires Centre. For designer labels and original ideas the small independent shops of St Martin's and the Leicester Lanes are just the solution. Further afield you will find the bustling Belgrave Road and its “Golden Mile” packed with shops and traders selling South Asian food, clothing and jewellery.
Range and value for money continue to be the principles on which Leicester's retail life is based and the renovated city centre has something for every taste and pocket. New shops offering innovative ideas at affordable prices have arrived to cater for an increasing number of young, style-conscious consumers.
Whether it be Fosse Park, Shires, Haymarket or Beaumont Leys, every shopping mall in Leicester will have something for you. For clothes, there are many shops such as TK Maxx and H & M in the Haymarket shopping centre. If you are into more unique clothes, the Lanes will be a shopping heaven for you. Lined with coffee shops and tattoo parlours, the Lanes can suit every bizarre taste. If you're a bit more traditional and you'd like to support your local market traders, Leicester has the biggest market in Europe. Now that's something to be proud of!
Leicester Shopping Centres & Markets
High Street Shops