Hexham has an excellent range of independent shops to explore that are totally unique to the town and many of them are featured here. We hold a thriving farmers' market every other Saturday and every week there's a smaller Tuesday market. You can buy fruit, veg, plants and free-range eggs from stallholders at The Shambles (covered market building) in Hexham market place most days of the week. The Grateful Bread sells sourdough from its bakery on Market Street in the French style - until the bread runs out!

Hexham is a great place to stay year-round with the convenience of banks and newsagents plus four major supermarkets (Waitrose, Aldi, Lidl and Tesco Extra) and much-loved national brands such as Next and Pets at Home.        

Bureau of Dreams

Artist Rachel Hope opened her gallery on charming St Mary's Chare in 2023. Rachel sells her orginal oil paintings and collages at the Bureau of Dreams and prints are also available.     


*NEW FOR 2024* TRAM aka Travels of Amy M specialises in travel inspired art prints. You'll find it hidden away on pretty St Mary's Chare, just off the market street.


Penfax is a writing and stationery heaven selling iconic brands. A wonderful range of notebooks, pens, diaries and much more.    

Cogito Books

Independent bookshop with a great selection of books. Wonderful for a mooch! The owner, Claire, and her knowledgable team are very helpful if you are looking for a gift or just can't pick....

​Market Place

Markets have been held in Hexham for centuries, continuing to this day with a thriving Farmers' Market held twice a month and stalls selling a variety of produce located in in the Shambles almost...

Haslam's of Hallgate

Fine art gallery, sales and art supplies retailer

Sarah Hickey Jewellery

Every piece of Sarah Hickey Jewellery is handforged in Hexham. Sarah sells internationally from her workshop in town and has a beautiful boutique on Beaumont Street, right opposite Hexham Abbey...

Ridley's Fish and Game

Locally-sourced and sustainable fish and game including world-class Lindisfarne oysters and Craster kippers. Ridley's are on Hexham market place every Tuesday and Saturday from 9am-2pm.

French & Wilder

French & Wilder (new to Hexham in winter 2023) is a charming indie shop run by textile designer Nathan who has a passion for French interiors and vintage style. You'll find F&W hidden away...

Pure Plants

Pure Plants specialises in peat-free houseplants, many grown by grown by the owner, Julie. The shop has a lovely selection of plants, vases, plant pots and greetings cards. The perfect spot to...

Northumberland Antique Centre

*New for 2024* Northumberland Antique Centre brings over 3,000sqft of antiques and collectibles to Hexham. Visit 20+ traders over three floors. 

You'll find Northumberland Antique's Centre...

S&S Attire

S&S Attire specialises in men's formalwear. You'll find everything you could need for weddings, proms, graduations, Christenings, parties and...

Ashley Matthews Jewellers

Specialists in fine quality diamond rings, wedding rings and gold jewellery. Watches by Rotary & Verity. Giftware from Dartington and Caithness. Excellent repair & restoration service...

Ten Green Bottles Vintage

The owner of Ten Green Bottles, David, specialises in old radios and gramophones converted to digital. He also has a fine range of leather jackets, furniture and homeware. 

Grace & Purpose

*NEW FOR 2024* Grace & Purpose is a stylish homeware store that you'll find on Hexham's Battle Hill. Head this way for card, gifts and some seriously stylish interior design touches. 


Books, newspapers and stationery.


Quality clothing and accessories from this small British chain that is still family owned.

Lolla Mac

*NEW FOR 2024* Sterling silver and mixed metal jewellery that's handforged here in Hexham. Lolla Mac (aka Clare Edwin) also offers jewellery-making workshops from her studio/shop on Hexham's St...

Snap! Record Shop

*New for 2024* Snap! record shop specialises in vinyl and buys and sells CDs, tapes, guitars and stereos. You'll find Snap! at 20 Market Place in Hexham - right in the centre of town.  

Ralph & Mimi

Ralph & Mimi sells quality womenswear, menswear and childrenswear in a stylish spot on Hexham market place. The owner, Roya, has a great eye and...


*New for summer 2023* Family-run business specialising in ethical trading with India and Nepal. Three rooms of clothes, accessories, soft furnishings, incense and oils and more.  

Hexham Sweetie Jar

A proper old-fashioned sweet shop. The Sweetie Jar specialises in traditional boiled sweets and pick 'n' mixes.

The Grateful Bread

Family run, artisan bakery. The Grateful Bread specialises in organic sourdough bread, chocolate babka buns and deluxe sandwiches. The bakery also sells foodie treats such as Ampersand Dairy...

Shield Green Nurseries

A stalwart of the Shambles market, Shield Green Nurseries sells plants and bouquets of flowers all grown at their nursery just outside Hexham at Dipton Mill. You can also pick up locally-produced...


Jewellery retailer with online store.

Stranger's Things

Vintage streetwear from the eighties to noughties, new vinyl plus TV/film licensed goodies, gifts and cards

Petals of Hexham

Well-stocked lingerie shop, offering expert fitting, which also sells the top swimwear and cruisewear brands.

Thomas Ellis

Picture framers, gallery and art supplier with a wonderful Victorian shopfront. 

The Medal Centre

Dealer in medals, militaria and associated items i.e. coins, postcards, cap badges etc. Mail order service available.

Matthias Winter Home

Stylish eco products. Matthias Winter is a go-to destination for home accessories, gifts and refills. 


Welcoming, sister-run boutique specialising in women's clothing and accessories, candles, scents and more. A great spot for gifts, with a free wrapping service. 


Clarks is a British-based, international shoe manufacturer and retailer for children and adults.

The Vintage Emporium and Hexham Antique Centre

Situated at 20a Market Place In Hexham, three floors and around 15 different dealers offering Antiques, Vinyl Records, Vintage Clothing, Retro Games & collectables. Open Monday to Saturday....

Hexham Abbey Shop

Established 40 years ago, this gift shop is manned by volunteers and raises funds for the Abbey. It stocks a wide range of gifts and Hexham souvenirs plus pieces by local artists.  

White Stuff

White Stuff's beautifully-carved shopfront was created by a Belgian refugee in 1916. The old interior and fittings of the shop - from when it was an old pharmacy - are now on display at the...

Pretty Flamingo

You'll find ethically-sourced products, handcrafted art, cards, hair accessories, jewellery, faeries & more at this cute little gift shop on Market Street.

Green Bee Crafts

Green Bee Crafts is a delightful shop. Its owner, Heather, offers workshops and runs a creative hub upstairs. She's passionate about crafts and makes many of the items on sale herself. She also...


Opulence Jewellery and Antiques specialises in vintage jewellery and has a fantastic selection.

Compleat Interiors

Hepple handcrafted furniture sell by appointment only from this lovely shop on Market Street. 

The Jewellery Studio

Hand-crafted jewellery studio.

Mountain Warehouse

Quality outdoor clothing & equipment at the lowest prices from Mountain Warehouse

The Card Shop

Independent card shop established for over 40 years on Hexham's market place. You'll find a good range of cards, including Hallmark, plus gifts and postcards. 

Caris Clocks

Experts in antique and valuable clock repair and restoration. Family-run business.


Waterstone's Hexham branch offers a good selection of books and gifts. 

Robson and Sons Butchers

Traditional butchers established back in 1894. A true Hexham institution right in the centre of town. You can expect friendly and expert service from Tim and his team. 

Mr Wolf

Mr Wolf is an independent toy store absolutely full to the brim of high quality, interesting, inspiring and simply fabulous gifts for kids of...

The Violin Shop

Dealers, restorers and makers of fine new and reproduction instruments.

Obscuria Gift Shop & Pottery Studio

*New for 2024* Obscuria is a funky homeware and gift shop with a focus on local makers and designers. You can also book pottery lessons in Obscuria's studio ranging from fun one-hour sesssions to...

Hats & Glad Rags

Beautiful dresses, hats, vintage clothing, jewellery and accessories. Your one stop shop for prom, evening wear, wedding and special occasion outfits. Please phone ahead to check availability.


Outdoor clothing and equipment.

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