Shopping

According to an Experian survey conducted in 2013, Guildford is the luxury shopping capital of the UK, and a stroll along the High Street soon leaves you feeling that they might be right. Even away from the high fashion and specialist jewellers of the High Street the town continues to surprise the visiting shopper though the sheer variety of its retail outlets. There are specialist camera shops, antique dealers and art supplies, book shops, art galleries and candle retailers, cafes, restaurants, food halls and farmer’s markets, and no less than four separate enclosed shopping centres, each with its own distinct atmosphere.

Black Friday Shopping In Guildford

Whilst originally an American tradition, ‘Black Friday’ sales have become increasingly popular each year with UK shoppers spending £810 million online during the 2014 Black Friday sales. Black Friday kickstarts the Christmas shopping season with shops across the nation trying to out-do each other in terms of the discounts and deals they offer.

This year, Black Friday lands on Friday the 25th of November and many of the shops will open their doors earlier than usual with queues of people forming outside to make the most of the limited deals. Here are a few of the shops in and around Guildford likely to participate on the shopping day based on what we saw from 2014:

  • Argos – In recent years, Argos has participated in Black Friday with great discounts on top electrical items, such as Apple iPads, Apple iPhones, Xbox 360, Dyson vacuums, Tom Tom satellite navigation systems, as well as heavily discounted televisions. They also had an array of deals and savings on popular children’s toys.
  • Boots – Black Friday at Boots is a great way of getting a lot of Christmas gifts checked off for family and friends, as last year they had great discounts on items, such as cologne, nail sets, electric toothbrushes, hair straighteners, and even electrical items, such as bluetooth speakers.
  • Curry’s / PC World – In 2014, Curry’s & PC World had some great Black Friday offers, including heavily discounted Dr. Beats headphones, Samsung Galaxy tablets,  and even 50% off a Samsung Smart TV. They are sure to have some amazing discounts in the 2015 sales!
  • Marks & Spencer – Marks & Spencer is also likely to have some great sales over Black Friday weekend with much of their stock heavily discounted. In 2014, we saw over 30% marked off on fashion, foot ware, and even perfume. A great place to pick up a nice outfit for Christmas and save a few pennies all at the same time.
  • Sainsbury’s – Despite not offering any of the same deals on their website last year, Sainsbury’s participated in the Black Friday shopping day with amazing deals on televisions, offering discounts as high as 50%. They offered a “when it’s gone, it’s gone” policy.
  • Tesco – Gaming consoles, televisions, iPad tablets, sound bars, coffee machines, and microwaves were just some of the items discounted at Tesco in the 2014 sales. For Tesco, Black Friday is the busiest shopping day of the year, even beating out the Boxing Day sales. The store offers deals both in store and online.
  • Online – Many of the deals are also available on the Internet from the same stores listed above, although the best offers tend to sell out very quickly and store websites often crash on the day due to demand. You can find a list of online sales on the Black Friday Deals UK website.

High Street

Town Centre, GU1

High Street

Many of the historic shop-fronts along Guildford’s famous cobbled High Street boast window displays of gold, silver and designer jewellery, expensive handbags and the latest fashions. Interspersed at intervals there are larger stores including Jaeger, M&S, Jo Malone, Monsoon and House of Fraser. There are, perhaps, a greater proportion of the smaller and older establishments along the northern (or left as you look up the hill) side of the Street, whilst the southern side tends toward more modern buildings including a Sainsbury’s Foodhall, and the entrance to the Tunsgate Square Shopping Centre.

The endless retail opportunities along the High Street are diverse and great in number, and when Experian dubbed Guildford as the luxury shopping centre of the UK, the High Street must have been high on their list of qualifying locations. With the historic gold clock as the focal point and the rolling hills in the background, the High Street maintains its position as the heart of the town.

In addition to famous brands and boutique shops, on the first Tuesday of every month a Farmer’s Market is set up in the High Street. This gives the area a bustling and intimate atmosphere as stalls sell beautiful craft items, home cured meats, conserves and art works.

Shop list
Name Telephone Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
A-plan 01483 501 281 8.30am – 5pm 8.30am – 5pm 8.30am – 5pm 8.30am – 5pm 8.30am – 5pm 8.30am – 12pm Closed
American Express 08444 060 042 10am – 5.30pm 10am – 5.30pm 10am – 5.30pm 10am – 5.30pm 10am – 5.30pm 10am – 5.30pm 9am – 5pm
Anthropologie 01483 569 711 9.30am – 6pm 9.30am – 6pm 9.30am – 6pm 9.30am – 6pm 9.30am – 6pm 9.30am – 6pm 11am – 5pm
Aspace 01483 576 769 10am – 5pm 10am – 5pm 10am – 5pm 10am – 5pm 10am – 5pm 10am – 5pm 12pm – 5pm
Austin Reed 01483 568 510 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 11am – 5pm
Beachcomber 01483 445 621 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9.30am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9.30am – 4.30pm Closed
Blink Fashion 01483 451 251 9.30am – 6pm 9.30am – 6pm 9.30am – 6pm 9.30am – 6pm 9.30am – 6pm 9.30am – 6pm 11am – 5pm
Blott 01483 459 905 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 11am – 5pm
Boots 01483 561 535 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 7pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 11am – 5pm
Britannia 01483 560 033 9.30am – 5pm 9.30am – 5pm 9.30am – 5pm 10am – 5pm 9.30am – 5pm 9am – 12pm 9am – 12pm
Cancer Research UK 01483 562 146 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 11am – 5pm
The Carphone Warehouse 08701 421 877 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 11am – 5pm
Champneys 01483 455 850 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 8pm 9am – 8pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 10am – 5pm
Chapters Financial 01483 578 800 8.30am – 5.30pm 8.30am – 5.30pm 8.30am – 5.30pm 8.30am – 5.30pm 8.30am – 5.30pm Closed Closed
Chelsea Building Society 01483 573 248 9am – 5pm 9am – 5pm 9.30am – 5pm 9am – 5pm 9am – 5pm 9am – 12pm Closed
C&G Cheltenham & Gloucester 01483 570 022 9am – 5pm 9am – 5pm 9.45am – 5pm 9am – 5pm 9am – 5pm Closed Closed
Claire’s 01483 440 606 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 11am – 5pm
Clarks 01483 568642 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 6pm 11am – 5pm
Cotton Traders 01483 574300 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 11am – 5pm
Crabtree & Evelyn 01483 304 914 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 6pm 11am – 5pm
Crew Clothing Co. 01483 577 080 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 6pm 11am – 5pm
David Clulow Opticians 01483 453 339 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 11am – 5pm
ECCO 01483 306 369 9.30am – 6pm 9.30am – 6pm 9.30am – 6pm 9.30am – 6pm 9.30am – 6pm 9am – 5pm 11am – 5pm
EE 08703 763 483 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm
Ernest Jones 01483 56 5412 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 11am – 5pm
Field & Trek 08443 325 891 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 11am – 5pm
Gant 01483 806 677 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 10am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 11am – 5pm
Gap 01483 533 080 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 11am – 5pm
Gap Kids 01483 302 959 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 11am – 5pm
Gerard Darel 01483 577 599 9.30am – 6pm 9.30am – 6pm 9.30am – 6pm 9.30am – 6pm 9.30am – 6pm 9.30am – 6pm 11am – 5pm
H&M 01483 450 038 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 11am – 5pm
Halifax 01483 709 201 9am – 5pm 9am – 5pm 9am – 5pm 9am – 5pm 9am – 5pm 9am – 5pm 9am – 3pm
Hobbs 01483 579 646 9.30am – 6pm 9.30am – 6pm 9.30am – 6pm 9.30am – 6pm 9.30am – 6pm 9.30am – 6pm 11am – 5pm
Hotter 01483 455 431 9.30am – 5.30pm 9.30am – 5.30pm 9.30am – 5.30pm 9.30am – 5.30pm 9.30am – 5.30pm 9am – 6pm 11am – 5pm
House of Fraser 08448 003 730 9.30am – 5.30pm 9.30am – 5.30pm 9.30am – 5.30pm 9.30am – 6pm 9.30am – 5.30pm 9am – 6pm 11am – 5pm
Hugo Boss 01483 547 030 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 7pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 11am – 5pm
Jack Wills 01483 533 945 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 11am – 5pm
Jaeger 01483 560 705 9.30am – 6pm 9.30am – 6pm 9.30am – 6pm 9.30am – 6pm 9.30am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 11am – 5pm
Jigsaw 01483 565 911 9am – 6.30pm 9am – 6.30pm 9am – 6.30pm 9am – 6.30pm 9am – 6.30pm 9am – 6.30pm 11am – 5pm
Jo Malone 08701 925 251 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9.30am – 6pm 11am – 5pm
John Harwood 01483 575 650 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 8.30am – 1.30pm Closed
John R Fox 01483 533 833 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm Closed
Joules 01483 452 910 9.30am – 5.30pm 9.30am – 5.30pm 9.30am – 5.30pm 9.30am – 5.30pm 9.30am – 5.30pm 9.30am – 6pm 11am – 5pm
Karen Millen 01483 451 621 10am – 6pm 10am – 6pm 10am – 6pm 10am – 6pm 10am – 6pm 10am – 6pm 11am – 5pm
Kid Luxuria 01483 452 051 10am – 5pm 10am – 5pm Closed 10am – 5pm 10am – 5pm 10am – 5pm 11am – 4pm
Kiehl’s 01483 503 592 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 8pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 11am – 5pm
Kuoni 01483 454 409 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 7pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 11am – 5pm
L.K.Bennett 01483 572 155 9.30am – 6pm 9.30am – 6pm 9.30am – 6pm 9.30am – 6pm 9.30am – 6pm 9.30am – 6pm 11am – 5pm
Links London 01483 452 425 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 11am – 5pm
Liz Earle 01483 400 760 9.30am – 5.30pm 9.30am – 5.30pm 9.30am – 5.30pm 9.30am – 8pm 9.30am – 8pm 9am – 6pm 11am – 5pm
Lloyds TSB 08453 000 000 9am – 5pm 9am – 5pm 10am – 5pm 9am – 5pm 9am – 5pm 9am – 3pm Closed
Maplin 08445 576 000 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 10am – 5pm
Mappin & Webb 01483 575 748 9.30am – 5.30pm 9.30am – 5.30pm 9.30am – 5.30pm 9.30am – 5.30pm 9.30am – 5.30pm 9.30am – 6pm 11am – 5pm
Marie Curie Cancer Care 01483 578 083 9am – 4.30pm 9am – 4.30pm 9am – 4.30pm 9am – 4.30pm 9am – 4.30pm 9am – 4.30pm 10am – 4pm
Marks & Spencer 01483 502 420 8am – 6pm 8am – 6pm 8am – 6pm 8am – 8pm 8am – 6.30pm 8am – 6.30pm 10.30am – 5pm
Martin McColl 01483 531 110 6am – 9pm 6am – 9pm 6am – 9pm 6am – 9pm 6am – 9pm 6am – 9pm 7am – 9pm
Michael Chell 01483 457 735 9.30am – 6pm 9.30am – 6pm 9.30am – 6pm 9.30am – 6pm 9.30am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 11am – 5pm
Mint Velvet 01483 385 301 9.30am – 5.30pm 9.30am – 5.30pm 9.30am – 5.30pm 9.30am – 5.30pm 9.30am – 5.30pm 9am – 6pm 11am – 5pm
Moffats 01483 575 833 9.30am – 5.30pm 9.30am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9.30am – 5.30pm 9.30am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 11am – 4pm
Molton Brown 01483 538 901 9.30am – 6pm 9.30am – 6pm 9.30am – 6pm 9.30am – 6pm 9.30am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 11am – 5pm
Monsoon 01483 572 456 9.30am – 6pm 9.30am – 6pm 9.30am – 6pm 9.30am – 6pm 9.30am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 11am – 5pm
Moss Bros 01483 574 456 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 11am – 5pm
Nationwide 08452 660 370 9am – 5pm 9am – 5pm 9am – 5pm 9am – 5pm 9am – 5pm 9am – 5pm Closed
NatWest 08457 888 444 8.30am – 4.30pm 8.30am – 4.30pm 9.30am – 4.30pm 8.30am – 4.30pm 8.30am – 4.30pm 9am – 2pm Closed
Nicklins 01483 561 256 8.40am – 5.30pm 8.40am – 5.30pm 8.40am – 5.30pm 8.40am – 5.30pm 8.40am – 5.30pm 8.40am – 4.30pm 10.30am – 5pm
The North Face 01483 503 596 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 7pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 10.30am – 5pm
O2 01483 813 054 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 11am – 4pm
Office 01483 456 566 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 7pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm
Oxfam 01483 579 323 9.30am – 5.30pm 9.30am – 5.30pm 9.30am – 5.30pm 9.30am – 5.30pm 9.30am – 5.30pm 9.30am – 5.30pm Closed
Oxfam Bookshop 01483 504 257 9:30am – 5:30pm 9:30am – 5:30pm 9:30am – 5:30pm 9:30am – 5:30pm 9:30am – 5:30pm 9:30am – 5:30pm 12pm – 4pm
Pandora 01483 572 558 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm Closed
Pandora 01483 449 334 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm Closed
Phase Eight 01483 576 716 9.30am – 6pm 9.30am – 6pm 9.30am – 6pm 9.30am – 6pm 9.30am – 6pm 9.30am – 6pm 11am – 5pm
Post Office 08457 223 344 9am – 5.30pm 9.30am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm Closed
Preston & Duckworth 01483 302 726 9.30am – 5.15pm 9.30am – 5.15pm 9.30am – 5.15pm 9.30am – 5.15pm 9.30am – 5.15pm 9.30am – 5.15pm 11am – 5pm
Reebok 01483 456 263 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 11am – 5pm
Revital 01483 459 481 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm Closed
Rohan Time 01483 304 752 9.30am – 5.30pm 9.30am – 5.30pm 9.30am – 5.30pm 9.30am – 5.30pm 9.30am – 5.30pm 9.30am – 5.30pm 11am – 5pm
Russell & Bromley 01483 504 879 9.30am – 6pm 9.30am – 6pm 9.30am – 6pm 9.30am – 6pm 9.30am – 6pm 9.30am – 6pm 11am – 5pm
Ryman 01483 560 431 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 10.30am – 4.30pm
Sainsbury’s 01483 575 357 6am – 9pm 6am – 9pm 6am – 9pm 6am – 9pm 6am – 9pm 6am – 9pm 11am – 5pm
Santander 08457 654 321 9am – 5pm 9am – 5pm 10am – 5pm 9am – 5pm 9am – 5pm 9am – 1pm Closed
Santander 08457 654 321 9am – 5pm 9am – 5pm 10am – 5pm 9am – 5pm 9am – 5pm 9am – 1pm Closed
Santander 08457 654 321 9am – 5pm 9am – 5pm 10am – 5pm 9am – 5pm 9am – 5pm 9am – 1pm Closed
Skipton Building Society 01483 560 513 9am – 5pm 9am – 5pm 9am – 5pm 9am – 5pm 9am – 5pm 9.30am – 12pm Closed
Space NK apothecary 01483 532 654 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 5.30pm 11am – 5pm
STA Travel 08717 029 844 10am – 6pm 10am – 6pm 10am – 6pm 10am – 6pm 10am – 6pm 10am – 6pm Closed
Steamer Trading Cookshop 01483 573 448 9.30am – 6pm 9.30am – 6pm 9.30am – 6pm 9.30am – 6pm 9.30am – 6pm 9.30am – 6pm 11am – 5pm
Superdrug 01483 535 258 8.30am – 6.30pm 8.30am – 6.30pm 8.30am – 6.30pm 8.30am – 6.30pm 8.30am – 6.30pm 8.30am – 6pm 11am – 5pm
T.M.Lewin 01483 577 719 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 7pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 6pm 11am – 5pm
Ted Baker 01483 306 612 10am – 6pm 10am – 6pm 10am – 6pm 10am – 6pm 10am – 6pm 10am – 6pm 11am – 5pm
The Body Shop 01483 566 574 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 10am – 5pm
Eye Academy 01483 577 957 10am – 5.30pm 10am – 5.30pm 10am – 5.30pm 10am – 5.30pm 10am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 11am – 4.30pm
Thomas Cook 08443 357 324 9.30am – 5.30pm 9.30am – 5.30pm 10am – 5.30pm 9.30am – 5.30pm 9.30am – 5.30pm 9.30am – 5.30pm 10.30am – 4.30pm
Three (3) 01483 511 719 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 11am – 5.30pm
Timberland 01483 503 596 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 7pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 10.30am – 5pm
Trailfinders 01483 478 480 9am – 7pm 9am – 7pm 9am – 7pm 9am – 7pm 9am – 7pm 9am – 6pm 10am – 6pm
Vision Express 01483 300 344 8.30am – 6pm 8.30am – 6pm 8.30am – 6pm 8.30am – 6pm 8.30am – 6pm 8.30am – 6pm 10am – 4pm
Vodafone 08700 700 191 9.30am – 6pm 9.30am – 6pm 9.30am – 6pm 9.30am – 6pm 9.30am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 11am – 5pm
WH Smith 01483 576 217 8am – 6pm 8am – 6pm 8am – 6pm 8am – 6pm 8am – 6pm 8am – 6pm 11am – 5pm
Watchword 01483 573 484 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm Closed
Waterstone’s 08432 908 357 9am – 6pm 9.30am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm
Weir Rhodes 01483 575 458 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 11am – 5pm
Whibleys The Jewellers 01483 511 775 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm Closed
Whistles 01483 457 839 10am – 6pm 10am – 6pm 10am – 6pm 10am – 6pm 10am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm
White Stuff 01483 456 485 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 6pm 11am – 1pm
Whitewall Galleries 01483 578 200 9.30am – 6pm 9.30am – 6pm 9.30am – 6pm 9.30am – 7pm 9.30am – 7pm 9.30am – 6pm 11am – 5pm

The Friary Centre

North Street, GU1 4YT

Friary Centre

The Friary is Guildford’s largest undercover shopping area, with over fifty stores spread out across three floors. The shopping centre has a direct covered link to the adjacent Bedford Road multi-storey car park, enabling visitors to enter the centre on the second floor.

In addition to the brightly lit and modern shops, the centre has invested in facilities to make shopping easier and less stressful for parents and children. There are ‘kiddy cars’ available, free of charge, from the Concierge, a soft play area for younger children, and the baby changing facilities include private cubicles, a microwave and bottle warmers.

If your offspring fall into the ‘budding escape artist’ category, you can even obtain free wristbands from the Concierge on level 1. Write your contact number on the band and if your child makes a break for it, staff can contact you and ensure that you and your child are re-united.

In the spirit of inclusiveness the Centre also assists those with mobility difficulties through the Shop Mobility store on level 3 of the Bedford Road car park. There you can hire wheelchairs or scooters, with reserved parking right next to the store. Wheelchair friendly access to the Centre is, of course, provided.

In terms of the shopping options, the Friary Centre delivers what you’d expect from a large and modern development. There are fashion outlets including River Island, Hollister and Ann Summers, mobile phone retailers, home furnishings, accessories, three cafes, twelve food and drink outlets (including Costa, McDonalds and Cafe Moka), a dozen footwear retailers, health and beauty stores (including Holland & Barrett), and a mixed range of ‘market stall’ outlets offering everything from eyebrow threading to satellite TV and woolly hats.

The walkways feature comfortable seats for weary shoppers, and the escalators make movement between floors an easy option, this being particularly advantageous since the food court and many of the refreshment outlets are on the third level.

Opening Times

Standard opening times at the Friary tend to be Monday through Saturday 9am to 6pm with Thursdays having extended hours until 8pm. The centre is also open 11am to 5pm on Sundays and bank holiday weekends. Some shops, however, may vary slightly in their opening hours.

Shop list
Name Telephone Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Accessorize 01483 575 303 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 8pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 11am – 5pm
Anno Domini 01483 300 675 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 8pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 11am – 5pm
Armani Exchange 01483 443 870 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 8pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 11am – 5pm
Auntie Annie’s 01483 506 033 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 8pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 11am – 5pm
Bamboo Basket 01483 456 118 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 8pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 11am – 5pm
Boux Avenue 01483 901 064 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 8pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 11am – 5pm
Bubble CiTea 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 8pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 11am – 5pm
Clinton Cards 01483 454 502 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 8pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 11am – 5pm
Costa Coffee 01483 453 137 8am – 6pm 8am – 6pm 8am – 6pm 8am – 8pm 8am – 6pm 8am – 6pm 11am – 5pm
EE 08450 971 831 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 8pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 11am – 5pm
El Mexicana 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 8pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 11am – 5pm
Fuel Juice 01483 570 503 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 8pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 11am – 5pm
GNC 01483 537 207 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 8pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 11am – 5pm
HMV 01483 565 650 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 8pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 11am – 5pm
Holland & Barrett 01483 452 607 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 8pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 11am – 5pm
Hollister 01483 458605 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 8pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 11am – 5pm
Kiko 01483 511 773 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 8pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 11am – 5pm
Kurt Geiger 01483 440 097 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 8pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 11am – 5pm
Mango 01483 457 026 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 8pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 11am – 5pm
McDonald’s 01483 454 221 8am – 6pm 8am – 6pm 8am – 6pm 8am – 8pm 8am – 8pm 8am – 6pm 11am – 5pm
Moka 01483 571 440 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 8pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 11am – 5pm
Mr Simms Olde Sweet Shoppe 01483 506 301 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 8pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 11am – 5pm
Muffin Break 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 8pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 11am – 5pm
Muji 01483 506 112 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 8pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 11am – 5pm
Nine West 01483 440 097 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 8pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 11am – 5pm
Primark 01483 300 696 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 8pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 11am – 5pm
Red5 01483 457 523 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 8pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 11am – 5pm
Regis Salon 01483 565 505 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 8pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 11am – 5pm
River Island 08443 340 524 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 8pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 11am – 5pm
Sabichi 01483 506 642 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 8pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 11am – 5pm
Schuh 01483 458 381 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 8pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 11am – 5pm
Sia Beauty 01483 546 199 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 8pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 11am – 5pm
Sky 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 8pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 11am – 5pm
Smiggle 01483 459 269 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 8pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 11am – 5pm
Snog 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 8pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 11am – 5pm
Sole Trader 01483 304 797 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 8pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 11am – 5pm
Sunglass Hut 01483 569 939 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 8pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 11am – 5pm
Supercuts 01483 300 534 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 8pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 11am – 5pm
Thai Express 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 8pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 11am – 5pm
The Perfume Shop 01483 302 386 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 8pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 11am – 5pm
Timpson 01483 574 877 8:30am – 5:30pm 8:30am – 5:30pm 8:30am – 5:30pm 8:30am – 5:30pm 8:30am – 5:30pm 9am – 5pm Closed
Topman 01483 567 388 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 8pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 11am – 5pm
Topshop 01483 567 388 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 8pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 11am – 5pm
Urban Outfitters 01483 544 920 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 8pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 11am – 5pm
USC 01483 455 285 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 8pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 11am – 5pm
Virgin Media 01483 459 790 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 8pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 11am – 5pm

The Ladymead Retail Park

Europa Park Road, GU1 1AJ

Ladymead Retail Park

The Ladymead Retail Park is located on the A25 Woodbridge Road to north of the town centre, and close to the A3 corridor to London. Like most ‘edge of town’ shopping centres, Ladymead is home to large retail units with ample free parking right next to the stores. This is where you will find the retail giants such as Homebase and Halfords, and large sports, carpet, and home accessory retailers.

It could never be described as attractive but, as a functional shopping centre, it fulfils its role well. When you purchase large or heavy items you need you car close at hand, and the ample parking and loading spaces at Ladymead make the transfer of your purchases from the trolley to your car boot a doddle.

In addition to the shopping facilities, fast food is available at a large Burger King, again with ample parking. For visitors without cars, the Park is served by several local bus routes, the numbers and times of which can be found on the Ladymead Retail Park website.

Opening Times

The Retail Park is open Monday to Friday 9.30am to 8.00pm, closing earlier at 6.00pm on Saturdays, and opening from 11.00am to 5.00pm on Sundays.

Shop list
Name Telephone Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Argos 08456 564 219 9am – 8pm 9am – 8pm 9am – 8pm 9am – 8pm 9am – 8pm 9am – 7pm 10am – 4.30pm
B&Q 01483 304 881 7pm – 8pm 7pm – 8pm 7pm – 8pm 7pm – 8pm 7pm – 8pm 7am – 7pm 10am – 4pm
Burger King 09067 840 048 7am – 11pm 7am – 11pm 7am – 11pm 7am – 11pm 7am – 11pm 7am – 11pm 7am – 11pm
Carpetright 03332 208 206 9.30am – 8pm 9.30am – 8pm 9.30am – 6pm 9.30am – 6pm 9.30am – 6pm 9.30am – 6pm 10am – 4pm
Furniture Village 01483 304 242 9.30am – 8pm 10am – 8pm 9.30am – 8pm 9.30am – 8pm 9.30am – 8pm 9am – 6pm 11am – 5pm
Halfords 01483 207 530 9am – 8pm 9am – 8pm 9am – 8pm 9am – 8pm 9am – 8pm 9am – 6pm 10am – 5pm
Homebase 08456 407 050 8am – 8pm 8am – 8pm 8am – 8pm 8am – 8pm 8am – 9pm 8am – 8pm 10am – 4pm
Next 08448 445 095 9am – 8pm 9am – 8pm 9am – 8pm 9am – 8pm 9am – 8pm 9am – 7pm 11am – 5pm
Sharps 01483 303 846 10am – 6pm 10am – 6pm 10am – 6pm 10am – 6pm 10am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 10am – 4pm
Sports Direct 08443 325 234 10am – 8pm 10am – 8pm 10am – 8pm 10am – 8pm 10am – 8pm 9am – 7pm 10.30am – 4.30pm
Currys 08445 611 234 9am – 8pm 9am – 8pm 9am – 8pm 9am – 8pm 9am – 8pm 9am – 7pm 10.30am – 4.30pm
Evans Cycle Guildford 01483 560 428 9am – 8pm 9am – 8pm 9am – 8pm 9am – 8pm 9am – 8pm 9am – 6pm 10am – 5pm
Frankie & Benny’s 01483 307 310 9am – 11pm 9am – 11pm 9am – 11pm 9am – 11pm 9am – 11pm 9am – 11pm 9am – 10.30pm
Magnet Warehouse Shop 01483 565 697 8am – 6pm 8am – 6pm 8am – 6pm 8am – 6pm 8am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 10am – 4pm
National Tyres & Autocare 01483 572 901 8.30am – 6pm 8.30am – 6pm 8.30am – 6pm 8.30am – 6pm 8.30am – 6pm 8.30am – 6pm 10am – 4pm
PC World 03445 611 234 9am – 8pm 9am – 8pm 9am – 8pm 9am – 8pm 9am – 8pm 9am – 7pm 10.30am – 4.30pm
Toolstation 08081 007 211 7am – 7pm 7am – 7pm 7am – 7pm 7am – 7pm 7am – 7pm 7am – 7pm 9am – 4pm
Wren Kitchens 01483 339 468 9am – 8pm 9am – 8pm 9am – 8pm 9am – 8pm 9am – 8pm 9am – 6pm 10.30 – 5pm

White Lion Walk

40 White Lion Walk, GU1 3DW

White Lion Walk

The casual visitor to Guildford could be forgiven for missing White Lion Walk, as the exterior resembles the entrance to a single shop or a London Underground station. However, the unimposing entrances, one in North Street and one in the High Street, lead to a lengthy shopping arcade that spans the gap between Guildford’s two main shopping streets.

The entrances are deceptive as the shopping centre is actually quite spacious, with shops on two floors, toilets, baby changing facilities and opportunities to buy snacks and drinks.

Starbucks and Next flank the High Street entrance to the centre, whilst the North Road entrance plays host to Robert Dyas and H Samuel the jewellers. Between these guardians is a mix of retail outlets covering shoes, children’s wear, jewellery, home accessories and even cookies.

Opening Times

White Lion Walk is open Monday to Friday 9.00 to 5.30pm, until 6pm on Saturdays and from 11.00am to 5.00pm on Sundays and Bank Holidays.

Shop list
Name Telephone Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Next 03330 055 166 11am – 5pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 6pm 11am – 5pm
Shoon 01483 302 574 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 11am – 5pm
Trotters 01483 454 668 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 10am – 4pm
Cargo 01483 457 709 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 6pm 11am – 5pm
Sanbei Mobile Phone Accessories 01483 808 238 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 6pm 11am – 5pm
Swarovski 01483 568 200 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 6pm 11am – 5pm
Millies Cookies 01483 575 885 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 6pm 11am – 5pm
Vapouriz 01483 779 119 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 6pm 11am – 5pm
H Samuel 01483 502 101 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 11am – 5pm
Starbucks Coffee 01483 300 633 6.30am – 6pm 6.30am – 6pm 6.30am – 6pm 6.30am – 6pm 6.30am – 6pm 8am – 6pm 9.30am – 4.30pm
MJ Crystal Beauty 01483 808 809 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 6pm 11am – 5pm
Card Factory 01483 452 218 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 11am – 5pm
S Ponder 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 6pm 11am – 5pm
You? 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 6pm 11am – 5pm
Robert Dyas 01483 572 826 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 6pm 11am – 5pm

Tunsgate Square

98-110 High Street, GU1 3HE

Tunsgate-SquareBuilt in 1972, and located just off the High Street, and not far from the famous clock, the Tunsgate Square Shopping Centre is an amalgamation of office spaces and 26 shops, including a cafe with seating in a delightful glass-covered courtyard. The emphasis is on fashion, modern household accessories and crafts, with Barbour, County Kitchens, Heals and Clarkes represented among the current tenants.

The Square is a delightful location for enjoying a coffee or meal, especially in inclement weather, with the huge conservatory style glass roof letting in abundant light whilst keeping out the wind, rain and chilly outdoor air.

Opening Times

The Square can be accessed from the High Street, Tunsgate or Castle Street, and is open Monday to Saturday 8am to 6pm, and on Sundays from 10am to 5pm.

Shop list
Name Telephone Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
The Continental Cafe 01483 303 619 8.15am – 5.30pm 8.15am – 5.30pm 8.15am – 5.30pm 8.15am – 5.30pm 8.15am – 5.30pm 8.15am – 5.30pm 10am – 5pm
Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice 01483 351 885 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 11am – 5pm
Barbour 01483 538 365 10am – 5.30pm 10am – 5.30pm 10am – 5.30pm 10am – 5.30pm 10am – 5.30pm 9.30am – 6pm 11am – 5pm
Clarks 01483 568 642 9.30am – 5.30pm 9.30am – 5.30pm 9.30am – 5.30pm 9.30am – 5.30pm 9.30am – 5.30pm 9.30am – 6pm 11am – 5pm
Anatidae Studio Gallery Appt Only 10am – 5pm 10am – 5pm 10am – 5pm 10am – 5pm 10am – 5pm Closed
The Tanning Shop 01483 456 031 10am – 8pm 10am – 8pm 10am – 8pm 10am – 8pm 10am – 8pm 10am – 7am 11am – 6pm
Harvey Jones Kitchens 01483 352 054 9.30am – 6pm 9.30am – 6pm 9.30am – 6pm 9.30am – 6pm 9.30am – 6pm 10am – 5pm Closed
County Kitchens 01483 502 901 10am – 6pm 10am – 6pm 10am – 6pm 10am – 6pm 10am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 11am – 5pm
Babylon 01483 303 022 9.30am – 5.30pm 9.30am – 5.30pm 9.30am – 5.30pm 9.30am – 5.30pm 9.30am – 5.30pm 9am – 6pm 10.30am – 5pm
Belle Maison 01483 572 904 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 6pm 10.30am – 5pm
C&H 01483 301 380 9am – 5.30pm 9.30am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 11am – 5pm
Heal’s 01483 796 500 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 6pm 11am – 5pm
Loungin’ 01483 449 977 10am – 5pm 10am – 5pm 10am – 5pm 10am – 5pm 10am – 5pm 10am – 5pm Closed
Sofa Bed Heaven 01483 531 613 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 8pm 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm 10am – 4pm
Sofa Workshop 01483 450 227 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 6pm 11am – 5pm
Chesca 01483 457 294 10am – 5.30am 10am – 5.30am 10am – 5.30am 10am – 5.30am 10am – 5.30am 9am – 6pm Closed
Basler Outlet 01483 306 543 10am – 5.30am 10am – 5.30am 10am – 5.30am 10am – 5.30am 10am – 5.30am 9.30am – 5.30am Closed
Long Tall Sally 01483 451 099 9.30am – 5pm 9.30am – 5pm 9.30am – 5pm 9.30am – 6pm 9.30am – 5pm 9.30am – 6pm 11am – 4pm
Case 01483 575 710 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 7.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 6pm 11.30am – 5pm
Hartleys Menswear 01483 567 265 9.45am – 5pm 9.45am – 5pm 9.45am – 5pm 9.45am – 5pm 9.45am – 5pm 9.30am – 5.30pm 11.30am – 4.30pm
Ikon 01483 531 263 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 9am – 5.30pm 11.15am – 4.15pm