Market Square

Delightful shopping in a lovely Town


A wide array of fantastic independent shops and boutiques sit alongside some of the country’s best-loved retailers. Visit Wallingford for one-off gifts, luxury fashion and jewellery, everyday necessities, antiques and much more.


The High Street hosts a number of antique shops selling a variety of items from jewellery and small trinkets to furniture and decorative items. Wallingford Antiques Arcade, once an old coaching inn, is now a unique shopping experience with multiple antiques dealers under one roof.

Clothing and Accessories

There are a number of ladies wear and accessories shops around the Market Place and in St Mary’s Street as well as shoe shops.  At the southern end of St Mary’s Street you’ll find a milliners selling a unique selection of hats and fascinators.

Wallingford is home to Pettit’s department store established in the town in 1856, selling a range of menswear, ladies wear and lingerie.

Household Items

You’ll find everything you need for your home at the Hardware shop on St Mary’s Street. Visit St Peter’s Place for curtain design and a lightings and accessories shop.

Cards, gifts and jewellery

You are not short of options when it comes to buying gifts and jewellery in Wallingford. There are a number of shops selling unique gifts and trinkets for your home at both ends of St Martin’s Street and St. Mary’s Street. A card shop can also be found on St. Mary’s Street and in the stationery shop in St Martin’s Street and florists on St Martin’s Street and Station Road.


On St Martin’s Street is a bike shop selling everything a cyclist could need and with a workshop offering repairs. On St Mary’s Street is a sports shop stocking a wide range of sporting equipment, specialist clothing, footwear specialising in running.

Hobbies, art and books

There are shops trading in arts and craftwork materials located on St. Mary’s Street and St. Martin’s Street. St. Martin’s Street is also home to the town’s book shop. Interest in patchwork and quilting? You’ll find everything you need at the specialist centre on St. Leonard’s Square at the southern end of town.

Hair and Beauty

You’ll have no problem finding somewhere to get your hair cut and styled with many hair salons and barbers in the town centre. There are also beauty salons on St. Mary’s Street and a nail bar on the High Street.


There is a pharmacy located in the Market Place, an osteopathy clinic on the High Street and opticians on the St. Mary’s and St. Martin’s Street.


There are three markets in Wallingford as well as other occasional themed markets throughout the year selling everything from fruit and vegetables to unique gifts.

  • Wallingford Charter Market – every Friday in the Market Place, all day.
  • Wallingford Local Producers Market – held in St Mary le More, Wallingford, each Saturday 10am until 12.30pm.
  • Wallingford Country Market – Held in St. Mary-le-More Church every Friday from 9:30am until 12 noon.

Visit our Markets Page for more information.

And much more….

Shoe repairs, deli, independent travel agents, traditional sweet shop, newsagents and stationers, photographers, specialist tea and coffee shop. There are plenty of inviting pubs, restaurants and cafes for you to take a break in, too.