With an array of shopping districts to rival any European city, award winning design outlets and world renowned events such as the Belfast Fashion Week, Belfast is a shoppers’ paradise. The city is incredibly compact which makes navigation easy and with a wide selection of shops and boutiques there is something to suit every style and every budget. If you are heading to the city of Belfast for some retail therapy you are guaranteed to have an amazing time but just to help you out we’ve narrowed down the five best districts in the city to help you decide where to go.
Ormeau Road is within walking distance of the Belfast City Centre and is a popular place for those who love independent boutique outlets. Some of the most renowned international designers have shops here which have led to the district becoming known as a popular place for the discerning shopper. The area is also home to some trendy bars and restaurants so should you feel like taking a break from your shopping session you won’t have any trouble finding somewhere amazing to relax for a while.
Another stylish shopping district, Lisburn Road can be found close by to the Queen’s University. Designer meccas and trendy boutiques line the road here as do many galleries, cafes, spas and chocolatiers. This is the ideal location for shoppers who are looking for items by the top designers and everything from couture dresses to chic accessories and designer beauty products can be found here. If visiting Lisburn Road with friends you might want to make a day of it and visit some of the incredible art galleries too.
If an exceptional shopping experience is what you are after, Victoria Square is the destination for you. Located in the heart of the city centre, the Victoria Square shopping centre is a four storey shopping mecca that is home to both traditional high street stores as well as some independent shops. The design and the architecture of the complex won’t fail to amaze you and you are sure to find whatever it is you are looking for here. Should you wish to make a day of it you will find a large selection of restaurants and cafes in which to enjoy a delicious meal and you could also visit the 8 screen Odeon cinema if you fancy catching one of the latest movies.
Castlecourt Shopping Centre
Castlecourt is located on Royal Avenue in the Belfast City Centre. Here you will find all of your favourite High Street stores such as Miss Selfridge, GAP and Debenhams as well as a variety of independent stores. If you are shopping with children in tow this is the place to head as the Castlecourt Shopping Centre comes complete with a kids play area and free kiddie car hire that is sure to keep them entertained whilst you shop around. A variety of food facilities are also available to help you keep your energy levels up for the duration of your visit.
Bloomfield Avenue and Belmont Road
Located just ten minutes away from City Hall, towards the east of the city centre, Bloomfield Avenue and Belmont Road are two chic locations that are sure to appeal to shopaholics. This is a vibrant area of Belfast that is home to many boutique shops and designer fashion stores. Those who love vintage clothing and accessories will love Raspberry Beret, a unique boutique that specialises in all things old whilst the Peel Fashion Store and the White Bicycle must be on your visit list if you love individual clothing items.
Accommodation Belfast can be found close to many of the shopping districts listed above so decide on your preferred location and look forward to a fabulous week away.