North East Lincolnshire is perfect for shopping. Whether you’re looking for the latest high street brands, unique arts and crafts or exclusive pieces from independent boutiques, you’ll find it all in our towns and villages. We have a number of shopping centres, boutiques and markets to choose from, but here are some of our most popular shopping destinations.
Freshney Place Shopping Centre
Located in Grimsby town centre, close to transport links, Freshney Place Shopping Centre has over 100 retailers and boasts some of the UK’s leading high street brands, including House of Fraser, M&S, Next, Top Shop and HMV. For more unique items, the shopping centre also includes a number of individual boutiques selling a range of clothing and shoes.
If you fancy a rest from the shops, you can treat yourself to a coffee and a bite to eat at one of the many food retailers, including Costa Coffee, Cafe Nero, and restaurants in M&S and House of Fraser.
A sophisticated outdoor shopping centre located near to Grimsby’s main bus and rail routes, featuring a variety of independent boutiques, cafes and restaurants for men, women and children.
There are plenty of independent boutique shops which include exclusive clothing lines and designer ranges for you to choose from. There are also a number of niche retailers selling homeware and gifts as well as a bridal shop and two beauty salons.
A number of events are held at Abbeygate each year, including charity events and the renowned ‘Christmas Lights Switch On’.
Seaview Street is known as ‘The Oldest Shopping Street in Cleethorpes’. It is located close to the beach, St Peter’s Avenue and the local market place and features an abundance of independent retailers selling clothing, home ware, jewellery, gifts and interiors. There are also a selection of local cafes and restaurants that are ready to welcome you when you need a rest from all the shops.
The street is very popular amongst locals and is well known for its events, including an annual 1940s weekend and regularly hosting the Christmas markets.
Its quirky charm has even been recognised nationally as the street was shortlisted for the Great British High Street awards 2016.
Crafts and Markets
If you’re looking for something away from the high street, then it’s well worth visiting one of our many markets, selling fruit, vegetables, meat, local produce, beauty products, clothing, jewellery, gifts, home ware, flowers and crafts. The Top Town Market and Freeman Street Market in Grimsby and the Cleethorpes Market are all open regularly and feature a variety of retailers. Grimsby also holds a regular Farmer’s Market, which takes place in Victoria Street on every third Wednesday of each month and sells a selection of local produce, including cheese, bread, cakes, lamb, pork and ostrich meat!
If you’re looking for arts and crafts then the Meridian Point Craft Centre in Cleethorpes is definitely one to visit with seven independent craft-based businesses.
Wellowgate is fast becoming a popular shopping area in Grimsby town centre. Located close to the train station and Grimsby Minster it offers a range of boutique and independent choices with the newly built Holiday Inn Express creating a vibrant modern feel. From restaurants to home interiors, there’s something for everyone.