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Experience unrivalled shopping in Winchester the whole year round. With a tempting array of big name stores, independent retailers and so much to see and do, Winchester is surely the first choice destination for locals and visitors alike. Take time to explore the many side streets and winding lanes and you won’t miss out on Winchester’s hidden treasures. Looking to relax and unwind? Winchester offers an amazing collection of cafes, bars and restaurants to be found across the city.
Winchester is packed full of historic attractions for you and your family to enjoy. The most popular attractions are The Cathedral, The Great Hall and King Arthur’s Round Table, but that’s not all Winchester has to offer. Take a stroll down by the river, wander through our narrow historic streets to the top of the city and explore our fascinating history in our museums.
The Guildhall in Winchester is located on The Broadway just in front of the beautiful Abbey gardens. Situated above the Tourist Information Centre the Guildhall offers a range of exciting exhibitions displaying paintings, photography, crafts, ceramics, sculpture, modern works and topographical paintings. With a frequent changing programme there will be a range of exhibitions for you to enjoy.
Winchester is proud to accommodate street music, dance and theatre performances, so take a stroll down the High Street as unsigned talent makes your shopping experience more enjoyable.
Winchester’s High Street offers a full range of top national high street names and independent shops to fulfil your shopping needs. If you’re looking for something specific or just to window shop, why not pop into Debenhams, Boots and Char. More treasures wait as you make your way leisurely through town past the Westgate where you will find quality independent retail opposite Winchester’s popular military museums.
With lots to see and do in Winchester why not take a stroll down some of the boutique side streets:
Parchment Street and St Georges Street
The Square and Market Lane
Upper High Street, Romsey Road and Staple Gardens
The City Bridge and Chesil Street
The Brooks Shopping Centre
Pop into the Tourist Information Centre and pick up a 'Where to shop' map, giving you a full directory to where you can find any business in Winchester.
Winchester offers a range of services to cater for your every need. This section of the website will inform you about the companies Winchester has to offer who deal directly with the general public.
Winchester’s business district can be found within the heart of the city centre. Business’ working in the city centre pride themselves on their attention to personal service. We have quality practitioners in most areas, and our annual Business Excellence Awards have shown that the quality of service is outstanding within Winchester.
Winchester Park and Ride
Winchester City Council, in partnership with the County Council, operates two Park & Ride car parks - Barfield and St Catherine's.
Car parking and bus travel costs just £2.70 for the whole car full.
For more information regarding Winchester Park and Ride, please visit
Shopmobility can be found on the Upper Parking Level within the Brooks Shopping Centre and offers free parking for any Shopmobility users. Shopmobility can provide a service where they can meet you from the Dial-a-Ride bus at the back of Marks & Spencer in St. Georges Street.
For more information regarding Shopmobility services please contact:
Tel: 01962 842 626 (Mon – Fri)
Bikeabout is a unique service offered to everyone over the age of 18 who visits Winchester. This service encourages people to use cycling as a means to get out and about within Winchester. You will be provided with a free personal cycle helmet, a free personal reflective jacket and a free cycle map to ensure your ride is safe and enjoyable as possible.
Bikeabout can be found in the Shopmobility office on the Upper Parking Level within the Brooks Shopping Centre, or at the Winchester Tourist Information Centre.
For more information regarding Bikeabout services and its membership please contact:
Tel: 01962 842626 (Mon – Fri)
Winchester Tourist Information Centre
Tel: 01962 840500