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Shopping in Hull

Hull is a great place to settle down in because it offers so much in one place: major shopping centres with famous high street shops, but also serving as a hotspot for independent shopping. But which are the greatest Hull shopping centres, markets and independent stores?

Hull shopping centres to explore 

In and around Hull, there are plenty of shopping outlets to explore which also feature great activity spots, and this is certainly a highlight for families looking for weekend entertainment. With so much variety, avid shoppers will be delighted with the different stores to wander through. 

So, which Hull shopping centres are the best and what does each one offer for local homeowners?

St Stephen's Hull

Filled with popular high street shops, restaurants and even a cinema, St Stephen’s is the central hub for shopping in Hull. Located down Ferensway, this well-known Hull shopping centre is just a few minutes' walk from the main train station: Hull Paragon Interchange. So, those commuting for work and leisure can reach St Stephen’s with ease, and enjoy shopping while waiting for a train or just after arriving.

St Stephen’s is a great spot for families, too, featuring entertainment outlets such as Reel Cinema for parents and children to watch the latest films, to Gravity Trampoline Park where the kids can bounce away with their school friends. This is perfect if you’re looking to reside in contemporary new homes at our Attraction development.

The benefits of this Hull shopping centre include:

  • There is a large selection of shops to peruse
  • Those dining at St Stephen’s or visiting Reel cinema benefit from free parking after 5:30 pm 
  • It can be reached quickly and easily by bus or train, appealing to homeowners everywhere.

Princes Quay, Hull

An olden but golden shopping centre in this city is Princes Quay, Hull’s waterfront outlet. This spot has more to it than its shopping opportunities because it’s enriched with history and culture right down to its core, with the centre being built on stilts over Prince’s Dock.

Housing top retail outlets since 1991, Princes Quay is ideal for couples and families, as well as solo shoppers who are looking for everything under one roof. Located nearer the marina than the likes of St Stephen’s, this shopping hub offers scenic surroundings while securing affordably priced clothing, shoes, food and more. Here, you can explore the likes of Ben Sherman, Hallmark, Skechers, Trespass and purchase Egyptian cotton bed linen from Julian Charles. 

The 24-hour car park is a big draw for locals, too. It is especially appreciated when exciting events, such as theatre and comedy shows, are playing at Hull City Hall into the night. Even better, it is affordable and easy to access, which really plays into anyone’s overall shopping experience.

Here are the main reasons to visit Princes Quay:

  • Shoppers can overlook the water as they dine and shop
  • It’s filled with eateries to take a seat at after shopping
  • It’s a hub of entertainment for all ages: Visit Laser Quest, Enigma Live Escape Rooms and tenpin bowling at Superbowl UK
  • It offers affordable parking, with 0-4 hours costing just £3, and offers 900 spaces for shoppers.

Flemingate, Beverley

The market town of Beverley is a superb spot to buy a contemporary home because it offers such vast shopping opportunities. Plus, it’s only a one-hour drive to our new build homes in York, as well as all of the amenities this popular North Yorkshire city provides. 

In Beverley, shops are an eclectic mix of independent and high street stores, but for all of your retail favourites, Flemingate shopping centre is where you will be heading for the likes of H&M, Superdrug, Wilko, Baytree Interiors, Dunelm and Sports Direct.

These are the reasons to visit Flemingate’s Beverley shops:

  • There are various food and drink opportunities to revel in after shopping
  • It has a 500-space multistorey car park, with affordable parking rates
  • You can attend Anytime Fitness in the morning before shopping 
  • Enjoy a family shopping trip before heading to Jump Inc Urban Playground.

Hull markets

A true draw of living in Hull is the city’s variety of markets, which really adds to the community feel of this city. As well as the shops in Hull, you can head to the markets in Hull to discover local vendors selling tasty food, records and even hosting monthly comedy nights. Hull really backs and boosts up local stores by providing marketplace spaces to offer everything businesses wish to.

These are some of the best quirky Hull markets to peruse:

Trinity Market Hull

Trinity Market Hull is incredible; this unique market allows shoppers to buy everything and anything they wish, all from locally-owned businesses.

Browse vegan and eco-friendly cosmetics from Ethical House, buy Outside the Lines’ art and graffiti supplies, or peruse the range of fragrant wax melts from Home Sweet Home Hull. Also, try on some vintage clothing, hats and accessories from Beasley’s Clothing, all before savouring the many edible delights from original vendors.

Homeowners can stock up on fresh fruit and vegetables from Chak & Sue’s to cook delicious meals for the whole family, and little ones can spend pocket money at Debbie’s Sweet Cabin. There is so much to take advantage of here, and it’s full to the brim with community spirit. 

For those living in or hoping to settle down in our Dream development, Trinity Market is within close reach and offers unique weekend fun.  

Reasons to visit this market include:

  • Up to 50 stalls to purchase goods from 
  • Delicious street food for all to enjoy, in the centre of Hull
  • It showcases Hull’s local people, culture, as well as independent products and shops
  • Shoppers can park at Princes Quay and reach Trinity Market in just five minutes
  • Live events take place here every Thursday.

Beverley Saturday Market, Beverley

The Saturday Beverley Market is a popular choice for keen shoppers who love browsing new and exciting items. Open on Saturdays only and taking place in the central square of this scenic market town, this market appeals to all types of people looking to spruce up the start of their weekend. 

Visit stalls selling everything from food to alcohol, craft supplies, fresh local produce and much more while basking in the warm community atmosphere and speaking with vendors. And afterwards, stroll over to the many shops in Beverley for further shopping adventures! 

It takes just eight minutes to reach Beverley Market from the contemporary homes in our Anthem development, or a 25-minute train ride. 

Here are the highlights of the Beverley Saturday market:

  • Buy unique food, drink, and gifts 
  • There are 120 stalls to peruse 
  • Traders come from far and wide to sell their unique products
  • Residents can reach Beverley Market via foot, train, bus or car.

There is also Beverley Wednesday market, which is located in HU17 0DG and offers freshly baked goods, fruit and vegetables, clothing and gifts, as well as arts and crafts products. This may only occur on a Wednesday, but it is a fabulous mid-week treat for local shoppers. 

Discover stylish contemporary homes in Hull

With so many shopping centres in Hull and trendy markets to visit, there is no need for boredom when you settle down in this East Yorkshire city. 

Discover the contemporary homes we have to offer in Hull and Beverley, situated close to lots of shopping options. Still looking for a new home in Hull? Discover a whole host of our upcoming developments that could relocate you to this cultural city.