Thanks to its overwhelming population of artists, writers and other fascinating people, Hebden Bridge’s vibrant streets are overflowing with independent book and craft shops and inspiring galleries – including Artsmill gallery, showing work from both international and local artists in a bright, airy gallery space. If jewellery and textiles are your style, visit the Heart Gallery to peruse bespoke jewellery pieces, textiles and stationery – the perfect place to pick up a present for you or a loved one. As a shop in a town known for its thriving artistic community, Spirals continue this proud tradition by stocking lots of work by local artists, from small craft items to designer jewellery, paintings and prints.
Other great independents in Hebden Bridge include The Snug Gallery, which is a leading contemporary craft gallery in the north of England. Showcasing contemporary craft and design by some of the most prominent designer-makers from the UK and Ireland alongside a selection of photography and lovely things.
Lovely shoes and sparkly jewellery
There is also Rubyshoeday which has built a reputation for delivering a unique and inspiring footwear range and also Element Jewellery which blends the aesthetic of a contemporary jewellery gallery with the customer focus of a boutique with great personal service.
Todmorden has a wealth of small, independent shops that provide even the most practised of shoppers a new experience. Other town centres may have become bland and predictable shopping experiences, but not so Todmorden’s! The town centre is made up from a selection of small shops, cafes, pubs, art galleries and, of course the famous market! Whether you are searching for local organic food or a beautiful bunch of flowers, a stunning piece of local handmade jewellery or an amazing antique, the perfect dress for your big day or an amazing piece of artwork it can all be found in Todmorden!
Todmorden Market was officially opened in 1879 and has been trading continuously ever since. A trip to visit the unique shops on quaint cobbled Water Street, on newly refurbished Patmos on Burnley Road or a stroll down Halifax Road will net you anything from a new outfit, the perfect gift or a splendid meal! Together with Todmorden Tourist Information Centre’s range of maps, books, gifts and souvenirs, which can be bought online here, Todmorden has all your shopping needs covered!
Far be it for us to suggest that you bring extra spending money – but bring extra spending money! After all there are friends back home to impress with your latest Todmorden find!
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