Cardiff shopping

Top Choice Market in Cardiff

Riverside Market

Every Sunday, the embankment across the Taff from Principality Stadium is lined with stalls for the Riverside Market. Independent producers show off their wares, from speciality cheeses, homemade sourdough bread and…
Shopping Centre in Cardiff

Morgan Quarter

Cardiff's oldest arcade (1858), the Royal, connects with the Morgan Arcade via a series of covered lanes, forming a ritzy shopping precinct called the Morgan Quarter. Along with name-brand fashion, there are shops s…
Arts & Crafts in Cardiff

Pen and Paper

This independent shop is a dream come true for stationery enthusiasts, artists and craftmakers. Stocked wall-to-ceiling with thousands of paints, pens, pencils, glazes and all manner of other creative paraphernalia,…
Toys in Cardiff

Rules of Play

The focus is less on Cluedo, and more on Dixit and King of Tokyo at this friendly independent gaming shop. It's stacked floor to ceiling with tabletop games, collectible card games, role-playing games, party games, …
Homewares in Cardiff

Home byKirsty

Formerly in Castle Arcade, this independent homeware shop has moved into a converted coach house in Roath. The quaint setting amplifies the style and brilliance of the clean and contemporary homeware made by British…
Market in Cardiff

Cardiff Market

While there's been a market here since the 18th century, the current iron-framed covered market dates to 1891. Stalls sell everything from fresh fish to mobile-phone covers, and there's fresh bread, cheese, cold mea…
Gifts & Souvenirs in Cardiff


If you're after a properly Welsh souvenir that isn't too cheesy, this shop in the Welsh cultural centre is a great place to look. Named for the Welsh for 'happy' or 'satisfied', Bodlon stocks locally made art and cr…
Mall in Cardiff

St David's

St David's is central Cardiff's biggest and slickest shopping centre. All the famous chains you could name have a home here, along with a smorgasbord of eateries, a cinema multiplex and a large branch of the John Le…
Music in Cardiff

Spillers Records

The world's oldest record shop, founded in 1894 (when it sold wax phonograph cylinders), Spillers stocks a large range of CDs and vinyl, and prides itself on catering to the non-mainstream end of the market (it's es…
Arts & Crafts in Cardiff

Craft in the Bay

This relocated Victorian shipping warehouse is the retail showcase for the Welsh Makers Guild cooperative, selling a wide range of ceramics, textiles, jewellery, glassware and ironwork created by its members.