If you’re a visitor to Chipping Campden then a fantastic Chipping Campden shopping experience awaits you. The High Street, Sheep Street and Cambrook Court are packed full of a wide range of independent shops and retailers in Chipping Campden meaning you will experience an exciting and unique Cotswold adventure. As a visitor, you will have the chance to search out those once-in-a-moment special purchases for that special person in your life or for special occasions.
We have Antique shops and an antiquarian bookshop. One absolute “must” for the best Chipping Campden shopping experience, is to visit the distinguished cutlery and tableware designed here and manufactured by Robert Welch, there are many exotic location hotels that boast tableware from Robert Welch. In 1955 he set up his design studios in the Old Silk Mill, in Sheep Street, possibly drawn by the fact that this was the home of the Guild of Handicraft brought to Chipping Campden in the late 1890’s by CR Ashbee the Architect, who brought 100 or so craftsmen and their families from the east end of London to live a healthier and simpler life here in Chipping Campden.
The last family descendants from that group can still be found working on the 2nd floor, in the original surroundings and probably using most of the original tools, Harts Silversmiths are known the world over for producing the finest silverware, especially in the ecclesiastical style.
The Old Silk Mill also boasts a jeweller and the fantastic Gallery at The Guild a collection of talented artisans and artists.
Arts and Crafts
The town also boasts two other art galleries such as Campden Gallery and a high-class milliner where you can watch the craft in progress in the shop. A recent addition to the artisan community is our own ceramicist/potter, you can see her at work here in the Old Police Station opposite the Chipping Campden Market Hall.
Whilst not a shop, as such, we have the unique Arts and Crafts Museum, whilst having a high-end gift shop, it also has a wonderful display of items produced by the “Arts & Crafts Movement” of the late 19th/early 20th century, some of whom were resident in the town and part of the Guild of Handicraft. Marvel at the skill of those people using the tools of the time.
A Wide Range of Shops and Services
Chipping Campden has a wide range of shops and services to choose from. We have:
- Flower shops
- Clothes shops for casual clothing
- Small supermarket
- Hairstylists and a barber
- Interior designers
- Boutique shops
- Estate agencies
- Doctors surgery
- Post Office
- Computer repairs/supplies including hardware.
- Charity shop that supports a local “palliative care” organisation
- High-end fashion shops with designer brands.
As you can see, Chipping Campden offers one of the finest collection of shops and services in the Cotswolds.
There are several classy gift shops selling a range of items from high-end suppliers and local crafters that will satisfy every “one-of-a-kind” present, as well as fun things, eco-friendly things, jewellery, cards, and trinkets. Included in this, we must mention our very own Visitor & Community Information Centre based in the Old Police Station, which can supply you with all the “up-to-date” local information you might need inc., including local history, architecture, walking, gardens, and attractions.
If you’re looking for a different shopping experience, Chipping Campden is, definitely, the place to be.
Shop Till You Drop
In addition, to accompany your Chipping Campden shopping, we have a growing reputation for being an eating & drinking destination, so you can refuel while you browse. We have pubs, restaurants, a bistro or two, tea shops & coffee shops (including the Chipping Campden Coffee Company), we have Italian food, artisan food stores, Mediterranean, Indian, and Chinese, as well as good old home-cooked British grub. Whether you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind gift or just want to take a leisurely stroll through some charming shops, Chipping Campden is the perfect shopping destination.
The Chipping Campden Shopping Experience
Hopefully, you will visit us soon for a special Chipping Campden shopping experience. The town is a bustling marketplace and offers a safe environment and pleasant experience for all the family.
If you would like more information about shopping in Chipping Campden then please don’t hesitate to get in touch. You can also visit the Chipping Campden Shop online for some Chipping Campden T-shirts, hoodies and more.
For more information on what’s on offer locally and in the town itself, visit the Chipping Campden Town Directory.