Browse Ely's fabulous range of independent shops, many of which are housed in buildings full of charm and character. Our unique shops range from the eclectic to the luxurious where you will be sure to find that perfect gift or one-of-a-kind treat.
In addition, Ely has three Market Days where you will be guaranteed to find something different and pick up a bargain. Visit www.elymarkets.co.uk 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 www.elymuseum.org.uk.
Little Roos is the latest independent family run business to hit our High Street in Ely. The shop has a lovely contemporary, family feel with a large choice of children’s clothing and shoes for ages 0-12 years. They pride themselves on offering a friendly and personal service whether you choose to visit them in-store or to shop on-line via their website. With well known brands such as Frugi, Emile et Rose, Hatley, Petit Bateau, Animal and Angel & Rocket and shoes by Froddo & Bobux you can be assured of seeing a variety of bright, fun and individual good quality children’s clothing and shoes.
The Eel Catcher's Daughter
The Eel Catcher’s Daughter, offers contemporary gifts with a rustic twist, offering design-led costume jewellery, accessories and home ‘treasures’. The shop is a sensual collection of lovely things, all sourced directly from small, predominantly British suppliers alongside work by local designers and artists. We love adding our personal touch to this family business and place great emphasis on creating a lovely atmosphere with exceptional customer service, so important both to local customers and the many visitors to Ely.
In short ... lovely things for lovEly people.
Tel: 01353 668564
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!"
Kays of Ely
‘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!
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.
The Ely Gin Company
A small shop with a big heart, The Ely Gin Company is not to be missed, even if you don't like gin! As well as award-winning locally-made spirits, this shop contains the best selection of tonics and mixers in the area, not to mention gifts, glassware, accessories and an ever-changing selection of useful items. Not a gin fan? No matter! Our "Beatnik Bees" range of local and English honeys, specialist honeys and vegan honey-substitutes is also available to browse. With locally-made beeswax soaps and lip-balms, honey beers and ciders, beeswax candles, and a selection of bee-keeping books, we think we have something for everyone.
We are proud to support local producers, with 81% of our shop products sourced in the U.K and 70% from East Anglia.
The Ely Gin Company will be re-branding as The Land of Gin & Honey during 2020, so do come and admire our exciting new look!
We offer a wide range of handcrafted, traditional English, crumbly fudge, freshly made each day in front of your eyes! Come in and try some of our lovely flavours available loose or packaged in pretty gift bags, beautiful ribboned boxes, filled mugs and much more - let us create the ideal present for any occasion.
Ely Cathedral Gift Shop
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.
Ely Tourist Information Centre Gift Shop
Oliver Cromwell's House, St Mary's Street
A warm welcome awaits you in the Gift Shop of Ely Tourist Information Centre at Oliver Cromwell's House. As well as Ely and Cromwell souvenirs we stock a variety of delightful gifts, cards, books and toys to mention just a few. So whether you would like to purchase something that reflects the area or just looking for a gift, do call in and see us. If you are looking for a really special present, why not treat someone to a voucher for either an escape room, or a family ticket INCLUDING the Cromwell Quest game! Come in and ask for futher details.
Lemon Tree Deli and Cafe
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. We have a range of beautifully presented, artisan food gifts that make perfect presents. It is fair to say that Lemon Tree Deli has everything you would expect from a deli and more!
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.
St Mary's Street
Step back in time and discover an array of art and antiques ranging in price, rarity and collectability. Take your time and browse the many inglenooks and rooms and see what you can discover in our treasure trove.
Babylon Arts Gift Shop
The gallery stocks an ever changing range of local artist's work so you can always be assured of finding something special.
Clare's Kitchen and Gift Shop
Sharman's Garden Centre, Littleport
Just a few miles north of Ely, this delightful Gift Shop is well worth a visit, with the added bonus that you can grab a coffee and a piece of cake at the same time as it is also a cafe. The shop offers a range of gift ideas as well as offering a bespoke hamper service where you can personally select the contents which include a fabulous range of luxury chocolates.