This year has been incredibly hard for local retail and hospitality businesses. We’re asking you to join our amazing cast of characters and make a pledge to shop locally for your Christmas gifts this year. With so many businesses offering local deliveries, click and collect and alternative ways to shop it’s easy to shop local and means you’re helping to make a positive difference to Plymouth.

Armada Centre

We have everything from homewares to the latest fashions and from gifts to hobby craft, all under one roof, in the centre of Plymouth.

Drake Circus in Plymouth is the west country's most popular shopping centre with over 70 of the UK’s top brand names and biggest stores in the region. 

Head to Drake Circus to find big brands under one roof. There’s something for everyone, with Joules, Cath Kidston, Skinnydip London, Jack Wills and many more. 

Drake Circus is situated in the heart of Plymouth, easily accessed by car and public transport. A shopmobility service is available which provides powered scooters and manual wheelchairs to visitors as required.

It’s on record that the seafaring folk of Plymouth have enjoyed the retail therapy of a market since 1253 when the town was granted the right to hold one. Indeed, Henry VI sealed the deal by granting a Royal Charter in 1440 to the Mayor of Plymouth and Commonality for fairs, feasts and markets.

Located in Plymouth’s West End since 1959, we’re open six days a week: well everyone needs a little down-time! And to make your market experience even better you can park for up to an hour in our own dedicated car park for only £1.

Broadway Shopping Centre

With The Broadway and surrounding shops, Plymstock offers a great service to residents and beyond. The Broadway aims to cater for everyone’s shopping needs. Along with a wide retail mix, we also offer regular entertainment, promotions and events. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Why support 'Indies'?

Why is it so important to support independent retailers?

Now, more than ever, it is vitally important to 'stop local', keeping the many reasons to buy from independent retailers alive. If you were ever unsure of the benefits of buying from local shops, we've identified just a few.

70 sparkling years of diamonds, family and passion 

We are incredibly proud to be a family run independent retailer in Plymouth. 2020 marks 70 years of Drakes and since the day the late Harry Hirshman first opened our doors, we have considered it a privilege to trade in Plymouth and help our customers find their perfect jewellery.


Since 1950 our values and ethos have always remained the same and our customers and team are at the heart of everything we do. It’s safe to say, we absolutely love what we do, playing a part in magical moments you will treasure for many, many years.


Bora Beads

Fabulous hand made light reflecting jewellery with a magical glow

Bead and gift shop. Individual beads, findings & charms. Handmade jewellery, scarves, umbrellas, dream catchers & accessories. Largest selection of miracle beads & crystals. 

Wray and Co

Wray & Co: Traditional family jewellers, passionate about jewellery

Wray and Co the Jewellers specialises in buying and selling quality antique and pre-owned jewellery. Valuations, repairs, alteration and restoration services also available.

Contemporary craft by Devon and Cornwall makers

During lockdown we are available from 11:00 - 15:00 Monday to Saturday (most of the days) for your phonecalls and collections at the gallery. So why not choose that special present for a loved one online.