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Independent retailers to shop at in Bedfordshire

By Kingfisher Visitor Guides

Shopping in Bedfordshire is a real treat, with an array of independent retailers flying the flag for locally-produced goods. From jewellery to artisan food, here's 5 we think you should try.

John Bull Jewellers
Jewellery in shop window

21 St Peter’s Street, Bedford MK40 2PN

Established over 200 years ago, John Bull Jewellers are specialists of fine jewellery and watches in Bedford. Authorised stockists of Omega, Longines, Tissot, Bering, Mikimoto Pearls and pre-owned Swiss watches. The shop holds an extensive collection of fine jewellery, gents jewellery and gifts and also offer a bespoke jewellery service. Visit website

Luton Indoor Market

Luton Indoor Market, The Mall LU1 2TA

Luton Indoor Market is a hidden gem within the Luton community. If you’re looking for great food from around the world, then this is the place to visit. There is plenty on offer if you want to shop, have a beauty treatment, get a hair cut or get a repair done on shoes or jewellery. Visit website

Mens clothing shop

77 High Street, Bedford MK40 1NE

Located in the heart of Bedford on High Street you will find Maysons, a premium designer menswear store and one of only four branches in the UK. The shop offers the most in-demand brands, from Paul Smith, Vivienne Westwood, Stone Island, Armani and Diesel to True Religion and Belstaff. Visit website

The Barn

Cople Road, Cardington, Bedford MK44 3SH

Situated in Cardington, The Barn is a community shop, deli and cafe that is the brainchild of Bedfordshire Rural Communities Charity (BRCC) who have teamed up with the gourmet butcher Woburn Country Foods to offer local people access to high-quality produce from Bedfordshire and further afield. Their mission is to showcase Bedfordshire’s finest artisan food and drink at a price you can afford. Visit and discover the range of high-quality meats, cheeses, condiments, fruit and vegetables, cakes, ales and wines produced within this small county. Visit website

Maxim Jewellers
Couple in jewellery shop

11 Manchester Street, Luton LU1 2QB

Birthing the Maxim brand in 1998, Bernard Maximin who is an accomplished jeweller specialises in gold and platinum, gem-set jewellery. Many of Maximin’s design inspirations derive from architecture, nature and people. With over 24 years of experience in craftsmanship, Maximin has mastered his craft with the finest attention to detail, which has enabled his work to be sold in one of the most well-known jewellery stores in the UK, Maxim Jewellers. Visit website

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