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Visitors to Cambridge will soon discover that the city is a shoppers dream destination. With a fantastic selection of boutiques and small shops as well as all the usual high street stores shopping in Cambridge has something on offer for all types. The trick with shopping in Cambridge is knowing where to start: visitors to the city can choose to spend the day on a High Street shopping spree or visit shopping centres, department stores and markets throughout the city.

The high street has a range of bookshops, boutiques, chain stores and independent shops to choose from. Many of the shopping centres, such as Grand Arcade, Beehive Centre, Christs Lane Centre, Grafton Shopping Centre and Lion Yard Shopping Centre, offer multiple floors of fashion, food, home and beauty as well as technology and gadget shops. Shoppers wishing to find all they need under one roof should try one of the many department stores in Cambridge. Four of the most popular department stores in the city are BHS, Debenhams, John Lewis and Marks and Spencer, which has two branches in Cambridge.

The craft markets in Cambridge offer a more rustic shopping experience. Visitors can peruse the arts and crafts on sale at the All Saints Garden Art and Craft Market every Saturday on Trinity Street, or for jewellery, ceramics and textile art head to the Cambridge Arts and Crafts Market, also held on Saturdays at Fisher Hall. For a market with more spice and cuisine items, as well as flowers, music and arts and crafts, visitors to Cambridge should try the Cambridge Market on Market Square, which is open from Monday to Saturday.

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