The 5 best places for shopping in Cardiff

The 5 Best Places For Shopping in Cardiff

Discover exactly how Cardiff earned its name as the shopping capital of Wales.

Welcome to Cardiff, the city of arcades! In a city full of bustling high streets it can be tough knowing where to start. Especially with its plentiful Edwardian and Victorian shopping arcades and modern shopping centres. Here’s a selection of our top 5 places to shop in Cardiff. Featuring the best shopping centres, quaint, independent Cardiff stores, jewellers, and local farmers markets. Discover exactly how the city earned its name as the shopping capital of Wales.

High Street Arcade                                                                                 

There’s certainly something magical about the high street arcade. Historically a home for fortune tellers, the arcade is now a commune for contemporary cafés, sophisticated restaurants, skate shops, barbers, and vintage clothes shops in Cardiff. Here you can find the likes of the patisserie Nine Yards, The New York Deli sandwich shop, and the Bwta Bwyd Bombai Indian café.

Cardiff Indoor Market

This glass-roofed indoor market is filled with independent Cardiff traders. A place where you can find the most amazing artisan coffee, street food, and quirky finds from vintage clothing to second-hand records. It's difficult to imagine this Victorian building as one where livestock once roamed and where one of the most controversial executions in Welsh history took place. It still remains Cardiff’s most popular market to date with the success of its independent traders.

Riverside Farmers Market

The Riverside Farmers Market is open every Sunday from 10 am to 2 pm. There you can find a range of local, Cardiff producers located in the heart of Riverside. It was set up in 1998 by food enthusiasts and has become one of the UK’s best-known farmer’s markets. 

At the Riverside Farmers Market, you can find fishmongers, craft beer, greengrocers, patissiers, Indian street food vendors, fresh dairy products, and vegan food stalls.

St Davids Shopping Centre

There are over 150 shops to choose from at St Davids Shopping Centre in Cardiff. It has everything you could hope for on a nice day out, for shopping, dining, and entertainment with the family. It attracts over 40 million shoppers a year with some of the biggest names in fashion, jewellery, and food. Here you can find the perfect gift for your mother or fiancée at Diamond Heaven, new shoes for the children at Foot Locker and finish off with a delicious meal for two at Zizzi’s Italian.

Royal Arcade

This stunning arcade dates back to 1885 and is the city’s oldest remaining arcade. The Royal Arcade is not one to disappoint. You can find an array of local, independently owned welsh shops here including Cardiff’s Antiques Centre, the Pen and Paper, Van and Dal Co., and Sobeys. Definitely a place that you need to visit for the full Cardiff shopping experience.

Diamond Heaven

Diamond Heaven is a nationally established, family-run jeweller in Cardiff. We specialise in a large range of diamond jewellery for weddings and engagements which are in line with the latest fashion. Our skilled appraisers can help you make the choice that is right for you.

Our diamonds are all ethically sourced and crafted into the highest quality eternity rings, engagement rings, and wedding rings. Quality you can be assured of when purchasing from Diamond Heaven as members of the British Jewellers’ Association, Assay Assured Retailer, and Trusted Shops. Find us in the heart of Cardiff at St Davids Shopping Centre.

Come and visit Diamond Heaven to find high quality, ethical diamond jewellery or visit our online store.