Why not combine a visit to a historical town with some leisurely browsing around independent and unique stores? Then maybe take some time for a relaxing coffee or snack. Here’s all you need to know about shopping in Kettering.
The Cultural Quarter has a more relaxed atmosphere than a typical high street, with a tranquil café culture complemented by independent retail outlets, which offer a truly unique shopping experience. An array of restaurants and bars offer cuisine from around the world such as Italian, Mexican and Indian, meaning the Cultural Quarter is a destination for day or night.
Kettering town centre offers a wide variety of independent shops and micro businesses, which can be found at:
Sheep Street / Picadilly Buildings
Market Street and The Yards
Newlands Centre & High Street Shopping
Kettering’s Newlands Shopping Centre and High Street have a wide range of high street shops with a mix of larger department stores, independents and speciality shops catering for every kind of shopper. There’s no shortage of places to eat and drink here too including coffee shops, restaurants and fast food.
Shopping is available between 9am and 5.30pm, from Monday to Saturday, set among several pedestrianised shopping streets, all easily accessible from the town centre’s pay and display car parking.
Kettering is a Charter Market with Friday and Saturday being the traditional market days offering customers everything from Fruit & Vegetables to Fashion. These markets are held in the pedestrianised area of the High Street in Kettering Town Centre
On Wednesdays, you’ll find the extremely popular Flea Market trading in antiques, second hand items, collectables and arts & crafts held on Meadow Road and High Street. Thursday is Desborough town market day; held on The Square, High Street where you’ll find a huge selection of Fruit & Veg, Sweets, Sweet Treats, Fresh Bread & Cakes Plus Household Cleaning products
Look out for the twice yearly ran Teenage Market, offering an opportunity for budding entrepreneurs aged 13 – 21 years old to try a market stall for FREE!
Kettering Retail Park – Carina Road Kettering Retail Park, situated just off Junction 9 of the A14, is home to Laura Ashley, Next, B&M, Argos, Oak Furniture Land, Tesco, Aldi, Pizza Hut and Nando’s. In the surrounding area, you’ll also find Kettering’s 8 screen Odeon cinema and restaurants including Frankie & Benny’s, Hobsons Choice, The Park House, KFC and McDonald’s.
Stanier Retail Park & Belgrave Retail Park Two neighbouring retail parks can be found close to Kettering town centre on Northfield Avenue. Stanier Retail Park offers Dunelm, Aldi, Poundland and McDonald’s, whilst Belgrave Retail Park has larger units including Wickes, Currys PC World, Carpet Right, DFS, Pound Stretcher, Halfords, Dreams, Sports Direct, Bargain Buys and Food Warehouse by Iceland.
Find information on parkingwithin Kettering Borough including location and prices of car parks, here:
A community toilet scheme is in place to make more clean, safe and accessible toilets available in Kettering town centre. You can use toilet facilities during normal opening hours without having to make a purchase at these participating businesses: