Wallingford adds an independent charm to the shopping experience found in the surrounding towns of Oxford and Reading. Wallingford is well recognised for the large proportion of independent shops it has on offer, which adds to the unique character of the town.
The shopping in the town is centred around pedestrianised St Mary’s Street and extends to St Leonards, along St Martins Street and the High Street, where you will find national chain stores comfortably trading side by side with local independently owned retailers.
The Lamb Arcade, once an old coaching inn, is home to a multitude of antique dealers all selling an assortment of items, from jewellery to furniture.
Wallingford is becoming a go to place for craft and art materials, and many of the towns shops have collaborated to create the Wallingford Craft Hub, you can find more details here.
The market place, which dates from Saxon times, hosts four markets selling everything from fruit and vegetables to unique crafts and gifts.
Charter Market: Wallingford’s oldest market, in operation since 12th Century. Takes place every Friday all day in the Market Place.
Farmers’ Market: Selling local produce. Every third Tuesday and first and fifth Saturday in the Market Place from 8.30am to 1pm.Country Market: Selling genuinely homemade produce. Fridays 8.30am to 12 noon in the Regal Centre, Goldsmith Lane Car Park
Local Producers Market: All products are grown, farmed and produced with 30 miles. Saturdays – 10am to 1pm in the Regal Centre, Goldsmith Lane Car Park. Visit www.wlpm.org.uk