Bristol Shopping Quarter
The covered shopping centres of Cabot Circus and The Galleries, plus the traffic-free streets of Broadmead, Quakers Friars and The Arcade make Bristol Shopping Quarter the biggest and best choice for shopping in the South West. The shops you’ll find here include high street favourites, designer names and more than 100 independent retailers. With supermarkets for your daily essentials and a good selection of cafes and restaurants too, Bristol Shopping Quarter offers something for everyone.
The attractive, pedestrianised streets of Broadmead offer a great environment in which to shop including relaxing open spaces to rest and watch the world go by.
The selection of national stores includes Debenhams, Marks & Spencer, Boots and Wilko as well as the UK’s second largest Primark. In addition, the wide range of independent retailers means that Broadmead offers a diversity of stores difficult to beat.
Cabot Circus is a fantastic, modern, shopping centre with over 120 shops including 15 major flagship stores. Popular department stores Harvey Nichols and House of Fraser are both here.
Covered by a unique shell-shaped glass roof the size of one and a half football pitches Cabot Circus is linked by a specially designed raised footbridge to a state-of-the-art car park, so visitors can cross Bond Street without having to navigate the traffic below. For more information visit the Cabot Circus website.
The Galleries is an attractive three-storey shopping centre, located in the heart of Broadmead. Here you’ll find Boots, The Post Office, WHSmith, Argos and just under 100 further stores, plus great places to eat. There’s a covered car park with 1,000 spaces offering special shopper tariffs. For more information please visit The Galleries website.
The Arcade is a beautiful Grade II listed Victorian shopping arcade. Home to a variety of independent retailers including The Crazy Fox Cafe and popular pizzeria Taste of Napoli, The Arcade provides shoppers with an important pedestrian link from Broadmead to Primark and Debenhams on The Horsefair. To find out more visit The Arcade Bristol website
The Broadmead shopping area (including The Arcade and The Galleries) has been a Business Improvement District (BID) area since 2005. The fourth, and current BID, started in October 2018 and will run until October 2023. The BID projects focus primarily on marketing the Bristol Shopping Quarter and also on providing an enhanced level of cleansing and maintenance.
The first Broadmead BID unlocked the resources to transform paving, street scene, street furniture, lighting and signage. The subsequent BIDs have maintained these improvements.
Broadmead BID aims to maximise the appeal and advantages of shopping at the heart of Bristol. It is shaped in response to the current tough trading environment and the impact of the internet on city centre retailing.
Visit broadmeadbristolbid.co.uk for further details.
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