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Shopping in Ely


A great joy of being in Ely is having the time to concentrate on a favourite pursuit – shopping! With nationally known chain stores sitting alongside delightful independent shops, Ely is a temptation not to be resisted.

In addition, Ely has three Market Days where you will be guaranteed to find something different and pick up a bargain.  Visit for more information.

Anyone with restricted mobility is welcome to make use of the wheelchairs and power scooters available free of charge under the Ely SHOPmobility scheme. Contact Ely Museum at

PositivEly Treated

High Street Passage

Nestled in a beautiful Grade II listed building, with original features on view, we like to think we're a little quirkier than your average gift shop! Selling a range of Fair Trade items from Freedom Projects around the world, Handmade Natural Bath Products and Candles (produced for us in the UK), ethically sourced Crystals, Dreamcatchers and so much more, we are very proud of what we sell.

We also offer a wide range of treatments with our Therapy team who each have several years of experience in their fields. Treatments range from Facials and Indian Head Massage, to Deep Tissue Massage and Aromatherapy Massage and on to Reflexology and Reiki. Why not give us a call and see if we can help you to treat yourself?

Angela Mellor Studio and Gallery

St Mary's Street

Award-winning international ceramic artist Angela Mellor is captivated by the seductive qualities of bone china: its smoothness, whiteness and translucency make it a very tactile medium, inviting the viewer to hold and appreciate its inherent beauty.

Landscape, light and coastal environments are reflected in her work which ranges from small cups that are a delight to drink from to one-off pieces and most recently, larger-scale sculptural work.

Angela is delighted to welcome visitors to her studio throughout the year by appointmentt. Her beautiful historic Grade II listed building is easy to locate opposite Cromwell’s House in the heart of Ely.

Ely Cathedral Gift Shop

High Street

Located on Ely's High Street the Cathedral Gift Shop offers an imaginative and extensive selection of greetings cards, pottery, glassware and jewellery. Ely Cathedral also has a Gift Shop located in the Cathedral itself at the West End of the Nave (you are welcome to come into the Cathedral shop without paying the Cathedral admission charge) that offers a wide range of souvenirs, gifts, jewellery, greetings cards, Christmas gifts, classical CD's, DVD's, religious, local and guide books.

Oliver Cromwell's House Gift Shop

St Mary's Street

A warm welcome awaits you in the Gift Shop of Oliver Cromwell's House, where you can feast your eyes on our wide range of local related gifts. Whether you are looking for a traditional gift or that unusual gift for the one person you never know what to buy for, we are sure we can fill your needs. Enjoy a unique shopping experience 7 days a week in our atmospheric building and select some of your treats straight out of Mrs Cromwell's Pantry!


Sew Much To Do

High Street Passage

At Ely's only dedicated sewing shop, Sew Much To Do, you'll find gorgeous yummy fabrics and quality sewing supplies. From books, patterns and threads, to gifts, wadding and ribbons, we can help with all your sewing needs. We also have a bright sewing studio that offers classes and workshops for those new to sewing or for the more experienced. So, if you're looking for some creative inspiration or to brush up your technical skills - pop in and see us to find out more.


High Street Passage

An independent shop, offer lots of beautiful gifts and accessories suitable for many different occasions and for all ages.  Stockists of the delightful Cath Kidston range, you can always be sure to see their latest lines.  So whether you are looking for a gift, or a treat for yourself, pop in and check us out.

Ely Museum Shop

The Old Gaol, Market Street

The Ely Museum Gift Shop offers a fantastic, curated range of gifts, books and toys. It is the ideal place to choose a wonderful memento from your trip to Ely! With pocket money toys and fossils, to fine silver jewellery, you’re sure to find something to suit all ages, budgets and tastes. Complete your gift shopping with a greetings card and sheet of wrapping paper from the selection of beautiful designs. Be inspired by the museum’s collection and pick up an 'excavate your own dinosaur’ kit or choose a bracelet inspired by the amazing 3000 year old gold bangle on display.

Dream Doors

Market Place 

If you want to achieve the kitchen of your dreams but are put off by the thought of spiralling costs, weeks of work and unimaginable stress, Dream Doors Cambridge have the answer. With our beautiful range of replacement kitchen doors, drawers, worktops and accessories, we can breathe new life into your old kitchen in a matter of hours, not weeks!

To browse our range, call in to our brand new kitchen showroom in Ely, which showcases over 1000 kitchen styles, colours options and a plethora of stunning finishing touches. Our skilled team of consultants and expert designers are on hand to assist you with your kitchen needs, and our experienced craftsmen.

Kays of Ely

High Street

‘Kays of Ely, Lighting & Gifts previously Ely Lighting & Gifts is under new management, bringing back the original name ‘Kays’. New owners Wendy and David Gamble hope to give the shop a 21st century twist, whilst retaining a traditional feel and good old fashioned customer service.

Your Lighting needs maybe traditional or modern, sparkly or plain, we have something to tempt everyone. If your looking for the perfect gift we stock a range of collectable figurines and trinkets, having recently introduced new ranges of beautiful jewellery, candles, bags, grooming products and small gifts for just about any occasion.

We specialise in all those ‘Hard To Find’ light bulbs, with over 200 in stock! and are always on hand to source the most obscure for you.

You can be assured of a warm welcome from everyone at ‘Kays of Ely’, we look forward to assisting you with your lighting needs, selecting the perfect gift, or when you simply want to treat yourself!

The Ely Gin Company


We specialise in flavoured gins and vodkas. Each product is flavoured using whole, fresh ingredients, and perhaps just a touch of sugar.

Gin and vodka have been around in various forms since the middle ages and both are firmly-established parts of British culture. At The Ely Gin Company, we take this heritage and tradition and add a contemporary twist, a new dimension. We respect the past, but we do not believe that leaves no room for experimentation and improvement. The twist of excitement we add to each of our products brings these spirits firmly into the modern era, without ever ignoring the glorious heritage these products have to offer. Call in and see our wide range of spirits and related gifts.

Anglia Wines

High Street

Purveyor of fine wine, spirits, beer and cigars, this beautifully presented shop is a must visit.  With two decades of experience and contacts their specialist knowledge will ensure that you receive all the information you need to make the right selection.  Perfect for gifts and special occasion purchases, call in and see their wide, specialist ranges.

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Market Street

JENSEN’S is a family run business selling Scandinavian style clothes and accessories for the feminine, confident and modern woman who likes to wear timeless classics with femine details. We stock several leading Danish brands including Pilgrim, Cream and Beck Soendergaard.

Come in and say "Hej!"


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Lemon Tree Deli and Cafe

Market Place

Lemon Tree Deli and Cafe, situated on the Market Place in Ely, is a well stocked and vibrant deli offering an enormous range of wonderful items, from cheeses to balsamic vinegars. It is fair to say that Lemon Tree Deli has everything you would expect from a deli and even more!

01353 656947