Shopping & Culture

shopping in Preston

When it comes to shopping in Preston, you will never be stuck for choice. From popular high street chains to alternative boutiques and independent shops, Preston has a little bit of everything for a contemporary and traditional shopping experience.

Just a short walk from campus you will find the St George’s and Fishergate shopping centres, both of which have a selection of well-known stores such as ‘New look’, ‘Foot Asylum’, ‘Warhammer’, ‘Lush’ and ‘Primark’.

If you want more of an independent shopping experience, explore the side streets of the city centre, and discover eclectic hidden gems such as Winckley Square and Cannon Street, where you will find quirky stores and unique cafes and eateries to grab a bite.

A music lover? Independent record store ‘Action Records’ is perfect for fans of all types of music. Whether you buy CDs or vinyl’s, chances are you will find your next favourite artist there.

Located just outside of Preston’s town centre, Deepdale Retail Park offers plenty of opportunities to treat yourself at the likes of ‘Game’, ‘Hobby Craft’, and ‘Next’. On the outskirts of Preston in Walton Le Dale is the Capitol Centre with a mix of leisure and retail shops, and free parking.

The iconic Grade I listed Harris Museum and Art Gallery, reveals its history and an in-depth look at the area throughout the ages. The free entry Museum and Gallery in the heart of Preston Town Centre provides both permanent collections and ever-changing exhibitions from popular and upcoming artists throughout the year.
More than 750 buildings and structures in Preston are listed by the English heritage. One such building of historical and architectural significance is St Walburge’s Church, located on campus just behind the Media Factory.