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The bigger shopping centres offer everything you need for a day of retail therapy – well-known brands, somewhere to park the car and pit-stops for when you need tea and cake.

Try out St Stephens on Ferensway for posh pants, new shoes or a fancy pair of specs. Princes Quay has a mix of independent shops and high street brands, as well as a cinema and bowling alley. Prospect Shopping Centre is the place for games and gifts in the city centre.

For something a little bit more independent, the new look Trinity Indoor Market has emerged as a foodie haven with a host of street food goodness to tickle your taste buds. Situated in the peaceful surroundings of Trinity Square, the market is perfectly placed for picking up lunch on the go and enjoying the impressive sights of Hull Minster and its ambient mirror pools. On damper days, watch the world go by in the market’s indoor seating area, surrounded by the aromas of fresh food.

Just next door, Hepworth Arcade is a Grade II listed shopping arcade in the Old Town, dating all the way back to the late 1800s. Stop in to visit Dinsdale’s famous joke shop or take a peek at Beasley’s incredible hat shop. Hepworth Arcade was also home to one of the first ever Marks and Spencer penny bazaars.

Fruit Market Hull is an exciting area of the city with all the vital ingredients, including cafes, restaurants bars and shops, who are all independents. Why not try Hull’s unbelievable selection of independent record stores, who all work closely with the record labels in the city.