Northern Ireland 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 Design in Derry (Londonderry)

Smart Swag

Run by local artists and designers, Smart Swag sells original and unusual pieces such as jewellery made from vinyl records, upcycled furniture, screen-printed T-shirts and dresses, and traditional Irish tapestries t…
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…
Arts & Crafts in Derry (Londonderry)

Craft Village

A handful of craft shops sell Derry crystal, hand-woven cloth, ceramics, jewellery and other local craft items in this renovated courtyard. One of the best is Derry Designer Makers, a collective of 15 artists and cr…
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…
Arts & Crafts in Enniskillen


The restored buildings in the old marketplace house an appealing variety of craft shops and studios selling paintings, ceramics and jewellery, and Rebecca's Coffee Shop.
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.