Belfast shopping

Top Choice Alcohol in Cathedral Quarter

Friend at Hand

This whiskey museum and shop has more than 200 different whiskeys for sale as well as displays of old whiskey paraphernalia and 400 bottles from the private collection of Belfast bar magnate Willie Jack – some more …
Top Choice Chocolate in City Centre

Co Couture

This small subterranean shop has won prizes for its hand-crafted chocolates made using raise trade (a step up from fair trade) chocolate from Madagascar. The range includes dairy-free chocolates, hot chocolate and v…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in City Centre

Studio Souk

With three floors filled with pieces by over 80 local artists and designers, including pottery, printed canvas bags, tea towels and artwork – Souk is the perfect place to pick up Belfast-themed gifts and souvenirs.
Books in Queen's Quarter

No Alibis Bookstore

Specialising in crime fiction (and even appearing in print in Colin Bateman's Mystery Man series), this small, independent bookshop run by friendly and knowledgable staff hosts regular poetry readings, book signings…
Jewellery in City Centre


This city-centre showroom sells a range of stylish, contemporary, handmade jewellery in silver, gold and platinum, from the Steensons workshop in Glenarm, County Antrim. Steensons is the creator of Game of Thrones j…
Books in Belfast

Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich

Inside the Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich Irish culture centre, this shop sells a wide selection of books on Ireland, Irish-language material, crafts and Irish-music CDs.
Music in City Centre

Matchetts Music

Acoustic instruments, from guitars and mandolins to penny whistles and bodhráns (hand-held goatskin drums), fill the shelves here, along with books of lyrics and guitar chords for traditional Irish songs.
Mall in City Centre

Victoria Square

This modern shopping mall is set around a soaring atrium topped by a vast glass dome, with a viewing platform. It's filled with upmarket chains, including a branch of House of Fraser, and an Odeon cinema
Fashion & Accessories in City Centre

Fresh Garbage

Easily recognised by the gaggle of Goths hovering outside the door, this place has been around for decades but remains a cult favourite for hippie and Goth clothes, band T-shirts and Celtic jewellery.
Food & Drinks in Belfast

Aunt Sandra’s Candy Factory

This 1950s-style shop sells fudge, candy, chocolates, toffee apples and other traditional sweets made by hand. Book ahead for tours of its workshop.