Shop local with a community of independent retailers in the centre of Harrogate

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Why Commercial Street?

Bored with the high street, want some individuality and a unique shopping experience? then visit Commercial Street in central Harrogate. Our little street is crammed with over 25 unique independent shops, where expert friendly service and incredible value abound.

Despite trying Covid times, the street community spirit also remains vibrant, and 18 shops are paid up members of our retailers group, and so represented on this website and social media.

Let’s not forget, Commercial Street is also home to 3 much-love charity shops; Age UK, Martin House Hospice and Shelter. Find us just a few minutes walk from the bus and train station. There’s also plenty of on street parking.


Who doesn’t love to shop and on Commercial Street you are spoilt for choice! With many interesting independent shops you’re bound to find something special and with expert friendly service too!

Mr Arkwright’s
2 Cheltenham Parade
Mr Arkwright’s
  • Mr Arkwright’s opened in 2012
  • Owned and run by Doshi and Jyn
  • Traditional hardware merchants
  • Ironmongers
  • An Aladin’s cave
  • Household and garden products
  • Ideal for DIYers and builders
  • Friendly, knowledgeable & helpful service
  • Can’t find what you need we will try order it!

Tel: 01423 569020

White Rose Sewing
No. 3
White Rose Sewing
  • White Rose Sewing opened In the 1950’s
  • Owned and run by Phil for 17 years
  • A sewing machine expert with 40 years in the business
  • They sell, service and repair sewing machines
  • Largest official stockist of Janome and Bernina sewing machines in Yorkshire
  • Official stockist of Horn Sewing cabinets
  • Have a colourful range of wool
  • You can satisfy all your haberdashery needs
  • Friendly, expert service
  • Dog friendly

Tel: 01423 503676

Curtain and Blind Design
No. 17
Curtain and Blind Design
  • Established in 1999 on Skipton Road
  • Moved to Commercial Street in September 2022
  • Owned and run by Tony and his friendly team.
  • Manufacturers and suppliers of high quality curtains and blinds.
  • Full measuring and installation service.
  • Expert and friendly advice.
  • Choose from over 15000 different curtain fabrics.
  • Largest selection of blinds in town
  • Open Monday to Friday 9:00 till 4:00 & Saturday 9:00 till 2:00
  • Dog friendly

Phone: 01423 548541

Crampton and Moore
No. 19-21
Crampton and Moore
  • Established in 1966 from our 1st store in Sheffield, before expanding online and into Harrogate and Leeds
  • Stockist of all major brands including Samsung, LG Sony and Panasonic
  • Largest independent electrical retailer in the North
  • We offer internet beating prices – in store with a friendly local service
  • Free delivery throughout the UK
  • Installation service available
  • Our mission is to provide the highest level of customer service and the lowest possible cost
  • Should you find a product cheaper at any of our competitors, we will always look to beat it

Tel: 01423 569249 – No call centres here!

Crown Jewellers of Harrogate
No. 23
Crown Jewellers of Harrogate

Quality, Value and Expertise you can trust

  • Crown Jewellers opened in July 2000
  • Owned & run by husband and wife, Sue & Steve
  • Delighted to offer exceptionally friendly & professional service
  • Steve is one of the most qualified diamond and gemstone experts in Harrogate
  • Specialise in beautiful vintage and pre-loved gold, platinum, diamond & gemstone jewellery
  • Contemporary silver jewellery
  • Genuine pre-owned Tiffany & Co jewellery
  • Cash paid for unwanted gold, jewellery & silver items
  • Expert jewellery repairs including rethreading & rhodium plating
  • Make your dream a reality with their bespoke commission service
  • For peace of mind, see their wonderful reviews
  • Gift vouchers
  • Dog friendly

Tel: 01423 502000

Books For All
No. 23a
Books For All
  • Books for All opened in 1998
  • Owned and run by Jenny
  • Oldest secondhand bookshop in Harrogate
  • Over 20,000 books to choose from
  • Many different genres
  • Art, drama, sports, maths, history, health & many more
  • Excellent value, quality and choice
  • We also stock LPs and CDs
  • We buy books from single items to larger collections
  • We will happily make house calls

Tel: 01423 561982

AC Gallery
No. 28
AC Gallery
  • AC Gallery began life as an art shop in the 1950’s
  • Now in the 3rd generation of the same family
  • We have 7 galleries across The North
  • AC Gallery opened in Harrogate in 2018
  • Expert picture framing service since 1965
  • Covering family photos, embroideries, medals, canvas stretching & much more
  • Visit their beautiful art gallery with affordable art
  • Local artists & scenes
  • Prints and gifts
  • Gift vouchers
  • Friendly, helpful service

Tel: 01423 550541

Harrogate Town Official Club Shop
No. 32
Harrogate Town Official Club Shop
  • Harrogate Town Official Club Shop & Ticket Office
  • Opened April 2021
  • Now in the Football League, Harrogate Town has a presence in Harrogate Town centre
  • Shop the latest official club merchandise
  • Replica kit, accessories, leisurewear and training kit all available
  • Buy tickets for upcoming home and away matches
  • Match programmes on sale before fixtures
  • Community Foundation events
  • Player appearances / shirt signing sessions
  • Gift vouchers available
  • Dog friendly


H Morgan Carpets
No. 34 - 38
H Morgan Carpets
  • Friendly family owned business offering expert service
  • Established in 1962
  • Vast range of carpets and wood flooring
  • Runners and rugs
  • Amtico and Luxury flooring
  • Measuring and fitting service
  • Open Tuesday – Friday 9:30 am till 4:30 pm and Saturday 10:00 am till 4:00 pm
Phone 01423 569825

Go Yoga Ltd - The Hiive
No. 40
Go Yoga Ltd - The Hiive

Bringing together yoga teachers to create a Hiive of Wellness

  • The Hiive opened in 2020
  • Owned and run by Sophie
  • Teaching, practising and learning yoga
  • Designing and creating workshops in music, art and wellness
  • Intro to Yoga Courses
  • Yoga Teacher Training
  • Yoga Workshops – Yin Yoga, Yoga Teacher Training,
  • Songwriting Retreats
  • Yoga Retreat Days
  • Beauty Therapy
  • Music and Holistic Events
  • Therapies (including Reflexology, Reiki and Bio-Resonance)

* Gift vouchers available

Check out the Go Yoga timetable for an ever-growing timetable and up and coming events.


Food & Drink

What a niche foodie destination we are, with 3 specialist food shops unique to Harrogate offering cheese, fish & curry mixes.
Day and night, when you need something to eat or a coffee you can enjoy anything from club sandwiches, to Barista coffee or a takeaway pizza.

The Cheeseboard
No. 1
The Cheeseboard
  • The Cheeseboard was established in 1981
  • Independently run specialist cheese shop
  • Owned and run by Gemma – a cheesemonger for more than 20 years
  • Former World Cheese Awards Judge
  • We pride ourselves on stocking only the highest quality cheeses
  • We stock 200 different types of British, Continental & Local cheese
  • Luxury range of accompaniments
  • We offer Cheese Hampers and Wedding Cakes for varying budgets and taste requirements
  • Open Monday to Saturday 9-5pm
  • We believe our team of dedicated, friendly, and knowledgeable staff always offer great advice and great service
  • Samples of our cheese are also available on request to allow customers to try before they buy

Tel: 01423 508837

No. 4b
  • Chico’s has been established for over 25 years
  • Owned and run by Figret
  • Specialise in fresh hand-made stone baked pizza
  • Delicious traditional Donner and Turkish chicken Donner kebabs
  • Open 16.00-12.30am Sunday to Thursday & 16.00-02.00am Friday and Saturday
  • Order online or by telephone
  • Delivery service up to 5 miles

Tel: 01423 564584

Rafi’s Spice Box
No. 10
Rafi’s Spice Box
  • Rafi’s Spice Box opened their first shop in Sudbury in 1989
  • We now have 10 outlets, with Harrogate opening in 2015
  • Preparing delicious home-made spice mixes for home-cooked curries
  • Tailored to your tastes (heat is always optional!)
  • Quick & easy to use
  • Variety of spice blends including seasonal & family recipes
  • Friendly, helpful advice for the novice cook or the avid foodie
  • Award winning OFM Independent Retailer of the Year 2017
  • OFM Independent Retailer of the Year Runner Up 2018
  • The service we offer is tailored to the individual

Tel: 01904 430850 ext. 209

Sweet Pearl House
Sweet Pearl House
  • Sweet Pearl House opened in January 2022
  • Owned and run by Candy and Man
  • Harrogate’s first bubble tea shop
  • Offer an exciting range of bubble tea, fruit tea and nourish tea
  • Speciality snacks including eggette snacks and tofu (soya milk) pudding dessert
  • Friendly service
  • Takeaway service
  • Loyalty scheme buy 9 drinks, 10th drink free!


  • Tarbett’s first opened in Leeds Kirkgate market in 2013
  • Now have 4 branches – Yorkshire’s largest independent fish retailer
  • Most recently opened on Commercial Street in September 2020
  • Owned and run by Liam Tarbett who takes an active role in each shop
  • Winner at the 2020 Great British food awards – ‘Best British fishmonger’
  • Specialise in fresh fish
  • Selection of shellfish, smoked fish, seafood deli produce, soups, sauces and spices
  • Friendly service from highly skilled professional fishmongers
  • Supply the public and trade
  • Indulge in a delicious bespoke seafood platter
  • Gift vouchers available
  • Free home delivery

Tel: 01423 858750

Lilly's Bistro & Cafe
No. 24
Lilly's Bistro & Cafe
  • Lilly’s opened in 2008
  • Owned and run by Sue & Tayfur
  • All food is homemade
  • Daily specials like steak pie & lasagne
  • All day breakfast freshly prepared with famous Masham sausages
  • Amazing club sandwiches
  • Delicious homemade cakes & scones
  • Vegetarian options available
  • Fine roasted coffees & speciality teas
  • A selection of chilled wines & lagers
  • Takeout available
  • Plenty of seating inside and out
  • Free WIFI

Tel: 01423 504017

Brood Coffee House
No. 27
Brood Coffee House

Coffee, Crayons, conversation.

  • Opened in 2023 by Hannah and Frank
  • Coffee Connoisseurs: Hand-roasted Yorkshire beans for a perfect sip every time!
  • Ethical Brews: Sip your way to global goodness with responsibly sourced beans.
  • Kid-Friendly: Enjoy coffee while kids explore our toy library – fun for everyone!
  • Local Magic: Taste the love with freshly baked pastries and cakes from Harrogate.
  • Party Central: Host unforgettable celebrations in our private space.
  • Creative Hub: Dive into art with a variety of classes for all ages.
  • Shop Local: Discover Yorkshire’s best in our pop-up gift shop.
  • Sandwich Delights: Legends in hot and cold sandwiches await you.
  • Reading Nook: Nurture young minds with our diverse children’s book collection.
  • Explore with Us: Brood Coffee House is an adventure in community, caffeine, and creativity!


Pamper & Groom

With 3 excellent barbers and a beauty lounge on Commercial Street now is the time to treat yourself to a haircut and enjoy time to relax with a treatment.

No. 8
  • Benbarbers opened in December 2021
  • Owned and run by Mehmet
  • Full range of gents grooming including haircuts, beard shaving with hot towels
  • To book an appointment please call 07427 329853
  • Walk-ins welcome
  • Friendly, skilled service
  • Complimentary Turkish coffee, Turkish delight and Tea

Tel: 07427 329853

Bluebeards Barbershop
No. 13
Bluebeards Barbershop
  • Bluebeards (formally Blue Gents Barbers) opened in Knaresborough in October 2004
  • The Commercial Street branch opened in 2004
  • Owned and run by Alex who has over 30 year’s experience in the business
  • Highly skilled and friendly service
  • Excellent customer service
  • Cater to everyone; adults, children and babies
  • NVQ qualified barbers
  • Primarily a walk-in service
  • You can book an appointment online (see link below)
  • Members of British Master Barbers Alliances
  • Members of National Hairdressing & Beauty Federation
  • Stockists of MUK UK hair products for over 10 years
  • Gift vouchers
  • Dog friendly

Tel: 01423 500707

H Nail Club
No. 16
H Nail Club
  • Owned & run by Hannah who has 11 years’ experience in the industry.
  • They offer all types of nail treatments; Shellac, gel, builder gel etc
  • Waxing
  • Eyebrows and eyelashes
  • Pedicure and Manicure
  • 10% discount for students
  • Loyalty card; £5 off for the 5th treatment
  • Large, open premises
  • Complimentary tea/coffee
  • Please call or message to book an appointment
  • Walk-ins welcome

Tel 07999 968688

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