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8 September 2020

Guide to Shopping in York 2020

With four out of town shopping centres, York has a plethora of options available when it comes to shopping. We take a look at the main spots for shopping in York and what each area has to offer.

York City Centre.

There is something about doing your shopping in York amongst the medieval winding streets. As well as having all the major store outlets, York has a variety of traditional boutique shops for those extra special gifts. Shops like the Hairy Fig on Fossgate sell a variety of specialist foods from Spain, Italy, France and Mexico. Sample a variety of pates, truffles, hams and salamis in the quaint setting right next to Merchant Adventurers Hall. If you are looking for hot cooked food, you are well catered for by a number of unique delis and restaurants scattered throughout the narrow streets. Try Lucky Days on Parliament Street for something a little different. Lucky Days has a variety of speciality sandwiches (try the bacon buttie with balsamic tomatoes), salads and cakes all made fresh with their own unique twist

Monks Cross

Based just outside York City Centre has been a long established mecca for shoppers (Sat Nav YO32 9GX). This shopping park is connected by a regular bus service and allows free parking for up to 4 hours. It is a good alternative for those not wanting to drive into the city centre. Monks Cross has a number of major stores such as Debenhams, Primark, TK Maxx and Laura Ashley. For the cycle enthusiasts there is a branch of Evans Cycles and the golfing fanatics are served well with American Golf. After a day shopping at Monks Cross why not relax over a hot drink at Costa or Starbucks? Those in need of something more substantial can grab a pizza at Pizza Hut.

Vangarde Shopping Park

New kid on the block, the Vangarde Shopping Park is right next door to Monks Cross. Vangarde takes a different approach to its neighbour however as it features three huge flagship stores for Marks Spencer, John Lewis and Next. After a day spent touring the stores you can then head off to a variety of restaurants only metres from the shops. Treat yourself to a Nandos, Nestabulo Grill or Prezzo for some extra energy before you finish off your shopping. For those in search of their caffeine fix you can head over to Costa Coffee or Café Nero. Vangarde Shopping Park can be found by putting YO32 9AE into your sat nav. Alternatively, catch one of the many buses to Monks Cross from the city centre and walk to the park from the there.

York Designer Outlet

Based a little further from York City Centre in Fulford for the fashion conscious the Designer Outlet offers goods at great prices from a number of major names including Calvin Klein, Boss, Adidas, Levis and Lacoste. It’s always worth visiting the outlet website too before you go to take advantage of exclusive offers, events and coupons. Those in search of something to eat are well served by Wagamama, Pizza Express, Pret a Manager and Subway to name just a few of the huge selection available. The York Designer Outlet has a huge amount of free parking and can be found by entering YO19 4TA in your sat nav. Alternatively, catch the number 7 bus from outside York train station. Wherever you decide to shop, there is something for everyone and too much to do in one day. Stay a few days on our York self-catering accommodation and get the best out of what York has to offer!


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