Planning a shopping trip to Belfast? Here’s everything you need to know. Discover the best shopping areas, Christmas markets and quirky boutiques, and find the perfect gifts.

Shopping Areas

Belfast city centre is a hub for great shopping. From large shopping centres to the surrounding streets which are packed with great stores, here’s the shopping areas not to miss.

Victoria Square

Home to designer and luxury brands, with huge names including House of Fraser, LK Bennett, Mango and Hollister, Victoria Square has fashion, beauty and homeware all under one roof. For accessories, head to Lunn's the Jewellers and Goldsmiths, and for technology there’s Ireland's only Apple store. And visit the top of Victoria Square's dome for spectacular views across the city.

CastleCourt & Royal Avenue

CastleCourt offers all your favourite high street stores under one roof. With over 80 great stores including Debenhams, The Entertainer, Miss Selfridge, Dorothy Perkins, New Look and Dune, there's plenty of choice on offer. Plus you can visit Santa for free! Outside on Royal Avenue, get the latest fashion at Schuh and H&M, and jewellery at Argento.

Fountain Centre

The Fountain Centre on College Street is home to a lovely range of unique and independent retailers. Sawers, Northern Ireland's oldest deli, is full of culinary delights and sells delicious food and gift hampers. Further up College Street you'll find Utopia and Space Craft for the perfect homeware gifts, and Learning Space has an amazing range of gifts and toys for kids.


Next to Victoria Square is the Cornmarket area, which includes Ann Street, Castle Lane and Arthur Street. Wander along each street to find stores like Avoca and Cath Kidston for accessories; Joules and Oliver Bonas for fashion, and LushMoss Bros and Tiger for unique gifts.

Donegall Place

Donegall Place is opposite the front of Belfast City Hall. As well as large M&S, Next, Gap, Stradivarius and New Look stores, you’ll find the Disney Store for kids, Intersport for sports enthusiasts and The Body Shop for lovely smelling gifts. Space NK, Molton Brown and Hotel Chocolat are also nearby at Donegall Square North.

Queen’s Arcade

Featuring many independent shops, Queen’s Arcade is the perfect place to find unique Christmas presents. Choose from Lunn’s, Ernest Jones and Lauren May jewellery stores; Victoria Gault flower shop; Little Heart gift store and Robinson’s Shoemakers, which is home to high quality footwear.

Christmas Markets and Fairs

Belfast Christmas Market

This popular yuletide market at Belfast City Hall offers a feast of international cuisine alongside a mix of handcrafted and bespoke artisan products. Enjoy a warming mug of hot glühwein, feast on a hog roast or indulge in some mouth-watering Belgian chocolates.

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St George’s Market

St George’s Market is one of Belfast’s oldest attractions and one of the best markets in the UK and Ireland. With artisan food products and a huge range of handmade crafts, you’ll find loads of quirky Christmas gifts.

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Unique Boutiques & Hidden Gems

Local & Independent Shops

Discover Belfast’s unique retailers, offering everything from fashion and art to food and drink. Visit Studio Souk on Ann Street, a treasure trove of local handmade products. Or find Game of Thrones inspired jewellery at Steensons on Bedford Street, a creator of costume jewellery pieces used in the HBO TV series Game of Thrones.

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Christmas Gift Ideas

Gifts for Her

Find the perfect gift for her in Belfast, with big shopping brands and unique boutiques. Choose from the latest fashion and extra special gifts.

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Gifts for Him

Discover the best places to shop for men in Belfast. Choose from men’s fashion, fragrances and gadgets, or book a memorable experience.

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Gifts for Teenagers

Shopping for teens is easy with our Christmas gift guide. Find out where to buy the latest fashions, music, accessories and experiences.

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Gifts for Kids

From the top toy trends to unique experiences, have a look at our gift ideas for kids this Christmas.

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Gifts for Couples

Find the perfect gift for couples this Christmas in Belfast, from tasty treats to unique gifts.

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More Information

Shop Opening Hours

Enjoy late night shopping in Belfast city centre with most shops open to 9pm from Monday 3 December and to 10pm from Monday 10 December.

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Car Parking

Secure car parking is available across Belfast. Have a look at our guide to car parking or leave the car at home and take advantage of Translink's public transport.

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Bus and Rail Offers

Get to Belfast and travel around the city for less with these festive Translink bus and rail offers including £2 all day Metro and Glider bus travel after 9.30am.

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Travelling from Republic of Ireland

Getting to Belfast couldn't be easier. With direct bus and rail links from Dublin, it’s just a two-hour journey to the city. If you’re driving, have a look at our city centre parking guide or leave the car at Sprucefield Park & Ride on the M1 Motorway near Lisburn and catch the bus for easy access - it's just a 20 minute bus journey outside of Belfast city centre.

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