Cardiff Shopping

Cardiff Market
Cardiff Market is a massive structure in Victorian style, offering a great shopping experience in the middle of Cardiff. The market features everything from butters and jams to the kitchen sink — or at least cookware. There's hardware and hard rock, all under one glass roof. Cardiff Market has been operating since the 18th century in some manner or another, and has been in the same place for well over 100 years, which explains why you'll notice posts outside offered for you to tie your livestock to — a practice long since banished.

Fair Do's/Siopa Teg
Fair Do's/Siopa Teg offers the widest range of fair trade goods in Wales. Whether you're looking for jewelry, clothing, toys, food, or greeting cards, Fair Do's/Siopa Teg will spoil you with selection. The marketplace, just a 15-minute walk from Cardiff center, offers a treasure trove of tasty temptations and souveniers.

Mermaid Quay
Mermaid Quay features boutique stores and delicatessens and a great view across the water. Just a couple minutes from the center of Cardiff, Mermaid Quay is a great destination for relaxing or living it up. There's Welsh art, gifts, clothes and jewelry all in small independent stores. And if you get hungry, there's food stuff everywhere.

Queen Street
Queen Street is Cardiff's primary shopping street for pedestrians. Offerings Dorothy Perkins, HMV, JD Sports, Next, Primark, Top Shop, River Island, Laura Ashley, Marks & Spencer, WHSmith and Office, amongst many other world-famous brands. Queen Street is considered the city's main shopping street, so you'll find varied musicians and street artists performing quite often.

The Hayes
The Hayes — as of late — is another great pedestrian shopping center in Cardiff. Featuring designer stores & boutiques, the Hayes is lined with buildings of Edwardian and Victorian styles on one side — and St David's on the other. Savvy shoppers will recognize names such as Hugo Boss, Radley, Kurt Geiger and Molton Brown. One of the interesting features of the Hayes is the transformation from old to new. Along the same street, you'll find one of Cardiff's most modern buildings, Cardiff Central Library, as well as one of its oldest, the 15th century St John's Church. In between the two is Cardiff's Old Library. And behind that, you'll find another great shopping experience in Howell's Department Store, which is Cardiff's oldest department store at nearly 150 years old.