Shop like a local

Visit 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 150thanniversary, to new-kid-on-the-block, Slide Records, there’s something for the most discerning of customers.

St Paul’s Square and Harpur Square host weekly traditional and speciality markets from Wednesday to Saturday, contributing to the vibrant town centre.