Shop local – your A-Z of Bedford’s indie retailers

Vist Bedford town centre or take a walk off the beaten track and you are sure to find one of our many independent shops, nestled among the big brands and household High Street names. From Goldings Ironmongers, who have just celebrated their 150th anniversary, to new-kid-on-the-block, Slide Records, there’s something for the most discerning customers.


  • Jo & Nick @Boutique Planet


St Paul’s Square and Harpur Square host weekly traditional and speciality markets from Wednesday to Saturday, contibuting to the vibrant town centre.  There’s two hours’ FREE parking every day at Queen Street multi-story carpark, and two hours FREE every Saturday in all town centre council-owned car parks.  Parking on Sundays is FREE all day.

Use our handy guide to find the bst of the town’s unique shops, cafes and bars and you’ll soon by shopping like a true Bedford local!


Indie Retail Leaflet A3 Web-low


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