Discover all that Exeter has to offer this Christmas

Explore Exeter.

We invite you to explore the city and all that Exeter’s businesses have to offer. To view a pdf version of our Indie Map click here. To discover these businesses, you can also find your way around with our google map.

East Gate

The multicultural hub of the city. Explore charity shops for preloved treasures and uncover specialist stores for hobbies, tech, and global flavours in this vibrant quarter.

Magdalen Road

Affectionately known as the village street in the heart of the city. This independent shopping village is great for local food shopping as well as unusual gifts and crafts from many specialist retailers.

The Castle Quarter

Named after the 11th century Exeter Castle, in this area you will find the quaint cobbled Gandy Street and the bustling Queen Street. All sorts of delightful nooks and crannies await visitors, offering unique, specialist and often one-off or small-run products.

The Cathedral Quarter

The Cathedral and South Street Quarter is in the heart of the city centre, incorporating the beautiful surrounds of Exeter Cathedral. Find timeless, high quality, eco- conscious fashion retailers, jewellers and much more.

The West Quarter

Take a wander down Fore Street and you will not be disappointed! The largest indie quarter, it is the place to go for craftsmanship, retro and vintage clothing, books and records to name but a few – there really is something for everyone

The Guildhall Quarter

Mainly undercover, it is family-friendly, with dedicated nursing and feeding spaces. Looking for somewhere to occupy the little ones? Check out Little Exeter, an indoor play space designed around imaginative play. Find the indies situated in Waterbeer Street opposite the Guildhall Food Quarter.


An open-air shopping haven, from everyday fashion to occasion wear. Discover their stylish indie boutiques lining Roman Walk and nearby Bampfylde Street.