Markets & Shopping


Shopping in LoughboroughLoughborough offers a great shopping experience, with big names such as TK Maxx, New Look, Topshop and Next sitting side by side with an eclectic mix of independent boutiques. You will find all the big names in the Carillon Court and The Rushes Shopping Centres and across our pedestrianised Market Place.

But wander a little further or turn a corner and you will find yourself among a mix of eclectic boutiques, café’s, gift shops and eateries. Look out for these areas:

Good for Pizza – Ashby Road & Ashby Square – A great mix of independent eateries, vintage shops, hair & beauty

Unique Waterside – Loughborough Wharf – Waterside bars, cafes , cocktails & retail

Great for Shopping – The Rushes & Swan Street – Diverse retail, leisure, fitness, restaurants & bars

Cafe Culture – Market Street – Restaurants, cafe’s, bars, street food, market & shops

Popular & Lively – Wards End & Bedford Square – Boutiques, deli’s, bistro’s, live music, bars & clubs

Great for Entertainment – Market Place – Comedy, music, theatre, events, art-deco cinema and markets

Artisan & Chic – Church Gate & Church Gate Mews – Boutique shops, artisan chocolatier, chic bars and restaurants

Good for Socialising – Baxter Gate & High Street – Cineworld, popular restaurants, bars, clubs & shops

Specialist Shopping – Leicester Road – Health & beauty, body artwork, cafes and the only music shop in town

Loughborough’s Marvellous Market

Loughborough’s historic Market is rich in character, atmosphere and colour. It has been a part of the town’s heritage for over 800yrs. With its great mix of stalls, selling everything from pet food to clothing, you’re sure to find a bargain.

The Market is managed by Charnwood Borough Council’s Markets & Fairs Service.

The Retail Market operates on a Thursday and Saturday throughout the year, from 8am until 4pm.
The Vintage Market operates on Fridays from 8am until 3.30pm.
There is also a Farmers’ Market on the second Wednesday of each month and Special Markets visit throughout the year.

See the Events page for updates or visit for further details.