Shopping in Aberdeen
The beauty of shopping in
There are five shopping malls, or centres as we like to call them:
- St Nicholas
- Bon Accord
- The Academy
- Union Square - where you will find the major high street shops and John Lewis and Debenham’s department stores.
While one cannot deny the convenience of fully enclosed and covered shopping centres, especially when it’s raining, there is something far nicer about strolling about town in the fresh air. Walking around the city will give you the opportunity to enjoy the stunning granite architecture and statuary for which
There are three main shopping districts in the city – each one “on the doorstep” of a Skene House. How convenient! The following gives you an introduction to each shopping district and information on the larger shops on
The West End, where Skene House Holburn is located, has a myriad of designer and upmarket shops around Albyn Place, Thistle Street, Rose Street, Chapel Street and the top end of Union Street.
Our favourites are the designer shops Kafka, Pure Man and Cruise and the boutiques: Hamish Munro Footwear and Esslemonts 1 and 2 Men's and Women's Fashion. There is also a lovely local gallery, Gallery Heinzel, that features Scottish artists and David’s Florists can create a stunning arrangement for any occasion. You’ll be sure to find something special.
The Cultural Quarter’s shops, easy to get to from Skene House Rosemount, are concentrated around Belmont Street, Back Wynd and Schoolhill – and The Academy - and offer an eclectic collection that includes, curio shops, giftware, second-hand bookshops and specialist shops such as Bang and Olufsen and Baskin and Robbins ice-cream.
In addition there are lots of restaurants, including Poldino’s and Littlejohns, two of our Partner Restaurants, pubs (Ma Cameron’s is a popular haunt), bistros and cafes – there’s a lot squeezed into this buzzy little area.
For a short break with a “retail therapy” theme contact liz.gordon@skene-house, or call +44 (0) 1224 659 293. Liz can tailor-make an itinerary centred around a passion for shopping. This could include spending time with a personal stylist, followed by a shopping trip around select shops, having a make-over and then, maybe, an afternoon at a spa to recover?