Shopping in Belfast is a dream come true for fashionistas, savvy shoppers and foodies alike, with a huge variety of high street favourites, independent retailers, speciality emporiums, exclusive boutiques and traditional markets.

Retail Therapy

Put your best foot forward and step out in style. Head out shopping in Belfast's city centre and explore the wide variety of shops inside two of Belfast's most popular shopping centres and along Donegall Place.

Victoria Square

Victoria Square Shopping Centre

Victoria Square is the home of designer and luxury brands, featuring huge names in shopping including House of Fraser, Michael Kors, Mango, Hollister and Tommy Hilfiger. For accessories, head to Lunn’s the Jewellers and Goldsmiths, and for gadgets, Belfast’s Apple Store – the only one on the island of Ireland – is a must. There’s fashion, beauty, homeware and more  in this fabulous shopping centre. Enjoy late night shopping to 9pm on Thursday and Friday.

CastleCourt Exterior

CastleCourt

CastleCourt offers the ultimate shopping experience with all your favourite high street stores under one roof, right in the centre of Belfast. With over 50 great stores including  The Entertainer toy shop, Schuh Kids, New Look, Jack and Jones, O’Neill’s and H. Samuels, there’s plenty of choice on offer. Enjoy late night shopping every Thursday until 9pm.

Queen's Arcade

Donegall Place & Queen's Arcade

In the heart of the City Centre you will find the main shopping district, lined by eight huge masts which represent famous ships that were engineered and built in Belfast. You will find everything from big brand chain stores and bijou boutiques to gourmet coffee shops and delectable local delis. Don’t miss the historic and charming Queen’s Arcade, containing many of the city’s more opulent stores.

Local Food & Drink

Belfast is a city that takes pride in its array of local food producers, from local meats to artisan chocolates, not to mention a thriving craft beer and gin scene.

Belfast Coffee

The Belfast Coffee Co is a family-based business specialising in small-batch, infused coffee. Try delicious Irish whiskey or cinnamon infused blends.

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St George's Market

On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays head to the award-winning St George’s Market. The market is a culinary and cultural adventure, with everything from fresh food to live music. Wander around the market stalls which are packed with handmade crafts, vintage clothes, fresh ingredients and antiques.

St George's Market

Old Time Favourites

Old Time Favourites is a traditional sweet shop in the heart of the city, serving the people of Belfast for over 100 years. With a huge selection of sweets packed in to a wee haven, it is a must visit for every sweet lover young and old.

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Hidden Gems

Shopping for a present, or searching for something truly unique? Look no further - Belfast is a one-stop destination. Belfast has some hidden gems on our side streets that are very worth exploring. Happy hunting!

Studio Souk

Born and Bred

Born and Bred is a unique treasure trove for gifts, and local produce. Find ornaments and art from local makers and doers, and have the opportunity to see the artists at work, in the studio spaces upstairs.

Shopping in Visit Belfast Welcome Centre

Visit Belfast Welcome Centre

The Visit Belfast Welcome Centre is the perfect place to pick up an authentic Belfast keepsake. The Visit Belfast Welcome Centre is brimming with gifts from a variety of local designers and producers with souvenirs, clothing and even a local recipe book to take home the taste of Belfast.

Art & Music

Explore Belfast's art and music shops in the city centre. Head in and see what beautiful masterpieces have been created and maybe pick up a new instrument before heading home.

Terry Bradley Art Gallery

Terry Bradley is one of the most recognisable and collectable artists working in Ireland today. The Bradley Galleries are located in the heart of Belfast’s shopping district in the Victoria Square complex on the Upper Ground floor. The Victoria Square gallery has lots to offer art lovers, including framed limited edition prints on paper and canvas, as well as beautiful one off coloured prints, canvases, limited edition signed and numbered Bradley bags, T-Shirts, hoodies and a new range of art furniture.

Terry Bradley Art

Craft NI Gallery

Craft NI Gallery, located within Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter at 115 -119 Royal Avenue, shows locally made craft, applied art and design from more than fifty contemporary Northern Irish makers. In the Gallery you will find a carefully curated range of jewellery, ceramics, textiles, hand-blown glass, wood and paper, as well as beautiful one-off and limited-edition decorative pieces.

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Matchetts Music

A friendly family run business, which has been serving the musicians of Northern Ireland for over 80 years. Within each of its two spacious shops you will find an abundance of musical instruments, accessories, song books and gifts to choose from. Included is a wide selection of traditional Celtic harps, bodhrans, Irish whistles and fiddles, brass and woodwind instruments, pianos, ukuleles, guitars drums and much more.

Matchetts Music

Gems and Jewels

Everyone needs a little sparkle in their lives. Whether it's traditional jewellery or something a little more unusual, we have a great range of jewellers and boutiques to fit the bill.

Lunn's the Jewellers

Lunn’s, Northern Ireland’s leading jeweller situated in the heart of Belfast city centre, in Queen’s Arcade, is a family business with over 50 years of experience. They stock many of the world’s leading watch and jewellery brands including Patek Philippe, Rolex, Cartier, IWC, Chanel and Omega. They have their own diamond jewellery brand: Portfolio of Fine Diamonds, which offers an unrivalled selection of diamond rings, engagement rings, diamond earrings and diamond pendants.

Lunns the Jewellers

The Steenson's

Not only is The Steenson’s one of Ireland’s leading contemporary jewellery designers, but they are also proud to have produced a number of pieces of jewellery and accessories for the HBO Game of Thrones series. Working in platinum, gold and silver along with diamonds and other precious gems, their jewellery is modern, individual and unique.

The Steensons Jewellers

Beyond Belfast

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The Boulevard

Home to more than 50 of the world’s best-known retail brands, The Boulevard, near Banbridge, is a shopping destination perfect for your Christmas shopping.  The Boulevard is Northern Ireland’s premier outlet shopping destination, with always up to 70% off your favourite brands including Kate Spade, adidas, Levi’s and many more.

Abbey Centre

Abbey Centre

Abbey Centre is a large indoor shopping centre, just six miles from Belfast city centre. With over 70 stores under one roof your every need is catered for at this bustling mall. Get your fashion fix at a range of clothing shops including Next, JD, Primark, and Dunnes Stores. With late shopping until 9pm every week night and free parking for up to four hours you can shop and dine at your leisure.

Plan Your Visit

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Getting Here

Getting to Belfast couldn’t be simpler! Just two hours from Dublin, Belfast can be accessed by road or using our excellent bus and rail links.

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Car Parking in Belfast

Driving to Belfast? Parking is available in both Victoria Square Shopping Centre or CastleCourt, or alternatively check out our guide to parking in the city.

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