Explore stylish boutiques, discover the delight of hand crafted gifts, uncover the hidden treasures of antique shops and stock up on locally produced gourmet delicacies.
Rutland is proud to support such varied talent and entrepreneurial spirit of its shopkeepers, market traders and craftsmen and women. It’s wonderful to spend time browsing amongst the historical buildings that house many of our shops and indulging in the very British pasttime of afternoon tea to revive flagging spirits! With the cities of Leicester, Nottingham and Peterborough also close by you’re never short for shopping inspiration!
Discover the Secrets of our Market Towns
Nestled amongst the myriad of streets and side-alleys, Oakham, Uppingham and Stamford offer a treasure trove of independent fashion boutiques, stylish gift shops, cosy cafe’s, high class art, exquisite antique shops and everything your home and family could need.
Uppingham has reputation as a destination for an eclectic mix of fabulous antiques shops and fascinating art galleries;
Goldmark Gallery has an international reputation for exhibiting, selling and creating exceptional art.
Peter Barker Fine Art provides an array of beautiful local landscapes by Peter himself, alongside other handpicked artists.
Garners Fine Art, Antiques & Interiors is a privately owned Art and Antique furniture gallery based in Uppingham. Since 1970, Garners have specialised in sourcing 18-20th Century Art and Antiques. They also have a wonderful collection of fine period pieces of furniture and original oil paintings, displayed in delightful individual room settings. Take a stroll to the bottom of High Street East and you’ll find Garners next to the Town Hall.
Handmade and exclusive jewellery is available from a number of Rutland specialty retailers.
Heidi Kjeldsen, on Mill Street Oakham, specialises in diamonds, pearls, Sandawana emeralds, Ceylon blue sapphires, handmade Murano glass beads and unique pieces of jewellery. Individual repairs, valuations and commissions are all handled with Heidi’s personal attention.
Made Gallery, on Orange Street, Uppingham, creates contemporary handmade and personalised jewellery and gifts.
Uppingham Antiques Centre, on High Street East, has over 70 specialists that present the keen-eyed enthusiast with an amazing selection of antiques in an historic setting. Open 7 days a week.
Rutland Antiques Centre, Crown Passage, offers a selection of quality watches, jewellery, vintage and collectable antiques. Open 7 days a week
Gates Garden Centre
Now a shopping destination in its own right! Not only does it have an extensive range of plants, shrubs and gardening equipment but it’s now also home to a vast array of home and gift ware, kitchenalia and clothing. There’s a lot to see and you’ll be very grateful for their relaxing & stunning Garden Restaurant for a much needed lunch or tea break! Plus there are indoor and outdoor childrens play areas to keep the little ones happy.
Cold Overton, LE15 7QB
Located in the heart of Rutland near Oakham and close to Ashwell, The Rutland Village is home to Ashwell Garden Centre and Potting Shed Cafe, a large children’s play structure and a small collection of retailers;
Rutland Sewing, who sells a vast range of habidashery supplies and offers many specialised workshops; Ball Gown Heaven, Pets Corner, Oakham Soft Play, Rutland Vintage Interiors, Rutland Sheds and Rutland Garden Classics.
Rutland Village, Ashwell Road, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 7QN
Tucked away in the quaint and picturesque village of Wymondham, just north of Rutland, is Wymondham Windmill. With it’s welcoming tea room and lovely collection of shops, it’s a splendid place to pop in to with the children. There’s a playground, playhouse and large grassy area, a small vehicle track for younger children and a woodland puzzle trail through their two acre woodland of Native British Trees.
Butt Lane, Wymondham, LE14 2BU
Boundary Mill Stores
Half an hour drive from Oakham, northwards on the A1, is an impressive discount department store offering up to 75% off RRP from hundreds of top name brands, 7 days a week
Gonerby Moor, A1 Grantham, Lincolnshire NG32 2AB