Hexham has an excellent range of independent shops to explore that are totally unique to the town. We hold a thriving farmers' market every other Saturday and every week there's a smaller Tuesday market. You can buy fruit, veg, plants and eggs from stallholders at The Shambles (covered market building) in Hexham market place most days of the week.

This page features a selection of Hexham's shops in the centre of town. You'll also find five major supermarkets around town (Waitrose, Marks & Spencer, Aldi, Lidl and Tesco Extra) plus much-loved national brands such as Next, Waterstones and Pets at Home.        

Stranger's Things

Vintage streetwear from the eighties to noughties, new vinyl plus TV/film licensed goodies, gifts and cards


Outdoor clothing and equipment.

Bureau of Dreams

Artist Rachel Hope opened her gallery on charming St Mary's Chare in 2023. Rachel sells her orginal oil paintings and collages at the Bureau of Dreams and prints are also available.     

​Market Place

Markets have been held in Hexham for centuries, continuing to this day with a thriving Farmers' Market held twice a month and stalls selling a variety of produce located in in the Shambles almost...

S&S Attire

S&S Attire specialises in men's formalwear. You'll find everything you could need for weddings, proms, graduations, Christenings, parties and...


Jewellery retailer with online store.

Cogito Books

Independent bookshop with a great selection of books. Wonderful for a mooch! The owner, Claire, and her knowledgable team are very helpful if you are looking for a gift or just can't pick....

Matthias Winter Home

Stylish eco products. Matthias Winter is a go-to destination for home accessories, gifts and refills. 

Ashley Matthews Jewellers

Specialists in fine quality diamond rings, wedding rings and gold jewellery. Watches by Rotary & Verity. Giftware from Dartington and Caithness. Excellent repair & restoration service...

Robson and Sons Butchers

Traditional butchers established back in 1894. A true Hexham institution right in the centre of town. You can expect friendly and expert service from Tim and his team. 

Hexham Sweetie Jar

A proper old-fashioned sweet shop. The Sweetie Jar specialises in traditional boiled sweets and pick 'n' mixes.

Hats & Glad Rags

Beautiful dresses, hats, vintage clothing, jewellery and accessories. Your one stop shop for prom, evening wear, wedding and special occasion outfits. Please phone ahead to check availability.

Pure Plants

Pure Plants specialises in peat-free houseplants, many grown by grown by the owner, Julie. The shop has a lovely selection of plants, vases, plant pots and greetings cards. The perfect spot to...

The Medal Centre

Dealer in medals, militaria and associated items i.e. coins, postcards, cap badges etc. Mail order service available.


Quality clothing and accessories from this small British chain that is still family owned.

The Card Shop

Independent card shop established for over 40 years on Hexham's market place. You'll find a good range of cards, including Hallmark, plus gifts and postcards. 


Penfax is a writing and stationery heaven selling iconic brands. A wonderful range of notebooks, pens, diaries and much more.    

Snap! Record Shop

*New for 2024* Snap! record shop specialises in vinyl and buys and sells CDs, tapes, guitars and stereos. You'll find Snap! at 20 Market Place in Hexham - right in the centre of town.  

French & Wilder

French & Wilder (new to Hexham in winter 2023) is a charming indie shop run by textile designer Nathan who has a passion for French interiors and vintage style. You'll find F&W hidden away...

Pretty Flamingo

You'll find ethically-sourced products, handcrafted art, cards, hair accessories, jewellery, faeries & more at this cute little gift shop on Market Street.

Shield Green Nurseries

A stalwart of the Shambles market, Shield Green Nurseries sells plants and bouquets of flowers all grown at their nursery just outside Hexham at Dipton Mill. You can also pick up locally-produced...

Haslam's of Hallgate

Fine art gallery, sales and art supplies retailer

Ten Green Bottles Vintage

The owner of Ten Green Bottles, David, specialises in old radios and gramophones converted to digital. He also has a fine range of leather jackets, furniture and homeware. 

Mountain Warehouse

Quality outdoor clothing & equipment at the lowest prices from Mountain Warehouse

Caris Clocks

Experts in antique and valuable clock repair and restoration. Family-run business.

The Grateful Bread

Family run, artisan bakery. The Grateful Bread specialises in organic sourdough bread, chocolate babka buns and deluxe sandwiches. The bakery also sells foodie treats such as Ampersand Dairy...

The Jewellery Studio

Hand-crafted jewellery studio.

White Stuff

White Stuff's beautifully-carved shopfront was created by a Belgian refugee in 1916. The old interior and fittings of the shop - from when it was an old pharmacy - are now on display at the...


Books, newspapers and stationery.


Opulence Jewellery and Antiques specialises in vintage jewellery and has a fantastic selection.

Mr Wolf

Mr Wolf is an independent toy store absolutely full to the brim of high quality, interesting, inspiring and simply fabulous gifts for kids of...

Obscuria Gift Shop & Pottery Studio

*New for 2024* Obscuria is a funky homeware and gift shop with a focus on local makers and designers. You can also book pottery lessons in Obscuria's studio ranging from fun one-hour sesssions to...

The Natural Grocer

The Natural Grocer is a shop with a café downstairs and a licenced lounge upstairs. 

The grocers
The Natural Grocer stocks produce from around 60 local...

The Violin Shop

Dealers, restorers and makers of fine new and reproduction instruments.

Green Bee Crafts

Green Bee Crafts is a delightful shop. Its owner, Heather, offers workshops and runs a creative hub upstairs. She's passionate about crafts and makes many of the items on sale herself. She also...


Waterstone's Hexham branch offers a good selection of books and gifts. 

Ralph & Mimi

Ralph & Mimi sells quality womenswear, menswear and childrenswear in a stylish spot on Hexham market place. The owner, Roya, has a great eye and...

Core Music

Not-for-profit, community focused music organisation offering a music shop, lessons/workshops/events and DVD/music rental


*New for summer 2023* Family-run business specialising in ethical trading with India and Nepal. Three rooms of clothes, accessories, soft furnishings, incense and oils and more.  


Clarks is a British-based, international shoe manufacturer and retailer for children and adults.

Northumberland Antique Centre

*New for 2024* Northumberland Antique Centre brings over 3,000sqft of antiques and collectibles to Hexham. Visit 20+ traders over three floors. 

You'll find Northumberland Antique's Centre...

Thomas Ellis

Picture framers, gallery and art supplier with a wonderful Victorian shopfront. 


Welcoming, sister-run boutique specialising in women's clothing and accessories, candles, scents and more. A great spot for gifts, with a free wrapping service. 

Ridley's Fish and Game

Locally-sourced and sustainable fish and game including world-class Lindisfarne oysters and Craster kippers. Ridley's are on Hexham market place every Tuesday and Saturday from 9am-2pm.

Sarah Hickey Jewellery

Every piece of Sarah Hickey Jewellery is handforged in Hexham. Sarah sells internationally from her workshop in town and has a beautiful boutique on Beaumont Street, right opposite Hexham Abbey...

Compleat Interiors

Hepple handcrafted furniture sell by appointment only from this lovely shop on Market Street. 

Petals of Hexham

Well-stocked lingerie shop, offering expert fitting, which also sells the top swimwear and cruisewear brands.

The Vintage Emporium and Hexham Antique Centre

Situated at 20a Market Place In Hexham, three floors and around 15 different dealers offering Antiques, Vinyl Records, Vintage Clothing, Retro Games & collectables. Open Monday to Saturday....

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