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Big brands, designer boutiques, indie labels and quirky gift shops are muddled together providing hours of endless retail fun. Loughborough and the surrounding areas has something for everybody and is guaranteed to keep you busy. We've picked the best of the bunch below.

Make sure you go out armed with your Kinchkard to pick up some treats along the way.


Market Place, Loughborough

The historic Market in Loughborough is rich in character, atmosphere and colour and has been a part of the town’s heritage for over 900yrs. With its great mix of stalls, selling everything from pet food to clothing, you’re sure to find a bargain. The Retail Market operates on a Thursday and Saturday throughout the year and there are also special markets such as the Farmers and Flea Markets.


Carillion Court, Loughborough

Full of things you didn't realise you needed.

Caroline James

Church Gate, Loughborough

Situated on the cobblestones of Church Gate is the town's top female fashion store, packed full of well known brands from across Europe and the UK.

Chocolate Alchemy

Church Gate, Loughborough

Loughborough’s only hand made chocolate shop offering a full range of chocolate products all hand made and hand wrapped on the premises. In store coffee shop serving some of the best Hot chocolate and chocolate desserts in town made freshly each day from real Belgian chocolate. They also run a selection of very popular chocolate making workshops attracting people from all over the country as well as recent international clients from Central America for consultancy in developing a similar chocolate business back home in Guatemala. These guys really know their chocolate!

Baby Boutique

Church Gate, Loughborough

A cute little shop specialising in clothes and products for children aged 0-6 years.

Baobab Cafe

Market Street, Loughborough

Baobab is a friendly cafe situated in the heart of Loughborough town centre and has been open for over a decade. The Cafe is a great place to meet friends or relax during your lunch or shopping time. The menu offers a variety of freshly ground fairtrade coffees from around the world and a healthy selection of food for different tastes. The coffee shop also offers South African groceries, original African Paintings and hand made art.

Purple Pig Butchers

High Street, Loughborough

Purveyors of local, free range and organic produce. Traditional methods and values. The taste of the past (like Mother used to make)

Vintage Chic Quorn

High Street, Quorn

full of vintage furniture, chic ornaments and more. Perfect gifts or spoil yourself.

Get there using Kinchbus 2.

Taylors Flowers

High Street, Barrow-upon-Soar

A local florist for a floral solution for all occasions. Get in someone’s good books, send them flowers.

Get there using Kinchbus 2.

Oakland and Son

The Market Place, Kegworth

A local florist for a floral solution for all occasions. Get in someone’s good books, send them flowers.

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