Shopping in Salisbury: The Cross Keys Shopping Centre

Salisbury is the perfect city for a spot of shopping.  

As well as the larger high street chains, Salisbury is blessed to have an active community of independent shops.  

That unique mix of old and new, national and independent, creates an opportunity to discover things you wouldn’t find on any other high street. 

The Cross Keys Shopping Centre in Salisbury brings together a range of these businesses in the heart of the city. 

The Cross Keys Shopping Centre in Salisbury

What can I find at the Cross Keys Shopping Centre? 

The Cross Keys Shopping Centre was established over 25 years ago and is the only fully covered shopping area in the city. It includes a combination of leading UK high street brands, independent retailers and eateries. There is also city centre office space available. 

The eclectic mix of businesses includes: 

TK Maxx, offering top brands at reduced prices 

Cool! Merchandise, the family-run retailer selling merchandise from the worlds of anime, character, film, TV, gaming, music and more! 

Ryman, national stationery retailer 

Wildwood, restaurant 

Well Natural, health food shop 

Well Natural, part of the Cross Keys Shopping Centre

Muse Hairdressing, a boutique salon with an eco-friendly and sustainable ethos 

Warhammer, a Games Workshop hobby centre 

Subway, national fast-food outlet 

Gallery 21, a contemporary art gallery which hosts exhibitions as well as selling work 

Gallery 21 on Queen Street is part of the Cross Keys Shopping Centre

Scent & Colour, a perfumery making vegan perfume handmade with natural essential oils 

Salisbury Reds Travel Centre, offering help and advice on local bus services and tours 

EuroChange, a bureau de change 

The Vinyl Collectors and Sellers in Salisbury's Cross Keys Shopping Centre

Vinyl Collectors and Sellers, the only dedicated physical music store in Salisbury city centre 

The new ones 

The last couple of years have hit businesses hard, but Salisbury has remained resilient through a global pandemic.  

It is a positive time for the Cross Keys Shopping Centre which has seen numerous new businesses open since the outbreak of Covid. They all add to the vibrancy and positivity felt in the area. 

Recent openings include: 

Clearway Pets has already, since opening in early 2021, developed a loyal base of customers. They sell everything you need for your pets, from food to toys and accessories. 

Sufinama is a shop that offers fashion, accessories, and home decor, including many handcrafted items. 

For excitement, head to Live Escape Rooms Salisbury! They’ve created fun escape room activities and games in part of a Grade II Listed 14th century building. Ghost hunts are also run from here. 

B-Cut Barbers is the newest on the block, offering barber treatments for men. 

Shopping in an historical setting 

There is more to the Cross Keys Shopping Centre than you might think. The 14th century building that now houses Live Escape Rooms Salisbury used to be the Plume of Features Inn, and you can still see many original features. There is also another feature on show in the shopping centre that highlights the history of the area and city. Look out for the beautifully preserved Jacobean oak yard staircase just opposite the escape rooms. It used to be staircase for the Plume and Feathers. 

Live Escape Rooms Salisbury

Not just for shopping 

For many, the pandemic has led to a new way of working. We have become work-from-homers. But, if you don’t have a proper office, or need a bigger area for business meetings, it can be difficult. Regus, who can be found above the shopping centre in Cross Keys House, offers work space for hire with 41 offices, 10 co-working desks and three meeting rooms. With onsite car parking, flexible terms and high-speed broadband, they are perfect for any business looking for an accessible central location. 

So, whether you want a place to shop, eat or work, the Cross Keys Shopping Centre has it all! Follow them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to keep up-to-date with all their latest news and offers. 

For more shopping inspiration head to the Experience Salisbury Shop pages.

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