Where to Shop in Harrogate

Tuesday 16th August, 2022 by hs-admin

When you’re on a relaxing weekend away, sometimes you want to stroll down the streets and pick up some essential momentos.

Several items on our list will last a lifetime and others, well, they are more of a sweet treat to grab on the go!

The town centre is full of shops situated in Victorian architecture, and if you want to pick up something extra special, we have got you covered.

Take a look at our picks below.

Bettys Café and Tea Rooms

Starting off with one of the most popular places in Harrogate. Bettys have managed to take over the small town with their delicious gifts and a stunning tearoom. It specialises in handmade treats with old english packaging.
Whether you are stopping in for some afternoon tea or taking a look at their dessert and sweet shop, you will find that Betty is in high demand!

Small box of 6 macarons start from £9.60 , and a large hamper starts from £70.

Harrogate Pop up shop 

Located in the Victorian Shopping centre, which is a site to behold in itself,  the harrogate pop up shop highlights local and independent retailers. Having ever-changing businesses highlighted in the shop is a great way to support local businesses within the community.

They usually rotate two businesses per month on the premises, so be sure to check out the list of retailers here, to see who is going to be showcased during your stay.

Small businesses don’t always mean big prices!

Businesses such as UrbanOutline which took over the space in April, having prices start from a Flower pot at £4 to Toadstool Lanterns at £25. 

Montpellier Quarter

Situated in arguably, the most attractive part of Harrogate, overlooking the Prospect Gardens is the Montpellier Quarter. The streets are lined with 19th-century buildings with treasure troves inside.

These glorious buildings are home to some of the most popular art galleries, exclusive boutiques and cafes. Here, you will find completely unique items, that people will be dying to know where you got them!

We recommend definitely having a look in the Montpellier Mews Antique Market to get an insight into why the North is known for friendly people!

Westminister Arcade

First opening its doors to shoppers in 1898, Westminster Arcade is surprisingly seen as a secret gem by locals. The shops are limited here but the construction of the building is a top sight to behold! 

Having a collection of book stores and tea rooms, this is a great place to go for a coffee and soak in the architecture. 

Victorians were known for their curiosity into the supernatural and if you are in the mood for something magical, we recommend stepping into Mystical Ways.

SPACE Vintage, Retro and Design

Take a trip to the space-age! This retro-futurism shop specialises in all things vintage. They have 15 expert traders on-site to help with all your decades of queries… about vintage fashion and design! 

SPACE sells it all, from women’s and men’s vintage, to music and books! Take a dive back in time and see what you can discover from the past. 

They even have an upstairs area which houses Major Tom’s Social Club, so you can grab a beer when your feet start to hurt from all that shopping! 


If you love one of a kind items and a walk through the decades, plan your next staycation to Harrogate by visiting our website today.

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