Rainbow Accessories

Spotlight on… Rainbow Accessories

Posted on 21st November 2020

Kendal’s New Shambles is a historic cobbled street filled with independent boutiques and today we shine the spotlight on the cheerful Rainbow Accessories. Perfect for Christmas shopping, Rainbow Accessories stock scarves, bags, hats, gloves and Italian fashion. And if you’re looking to refresh a much loved watch, Rainbow Accessories provide a watch battery and strap […]

Armstrong Ward

Spotlight on… Armstrong Ward

Posted on 20th November 2020

Armstrong Ward is a beautiful lifestyle store spread over two floors, located in Wainwright’s Yard. Independently owned, the team carefully curate a joyful shopping experience with products hand-picked for quality, purpose and general loveliness. With a focus on British brands and emerging designers and makers, this is the perfect place to find unusual gifts for […]

Begin with Nature

Spotlight on… Begin with Nature

Posted on 16th November 2020

Discover natural handmade products that look and smell incredible at Begin with Nature With a love for natural and handmade products, owner Sandra created Begin with Nature in 2017 creating treats for the bath, body and soul using the very best natural ingredients. Sandra started with handmade soaps and followed with solid shampoo bars and conditioners. All of […]

Christmas & More

Spotlight on… Christmas and More

Posted on 13th November 2020

With the German Christmas Markets cancelled this year, the new Christmas and More store brings festive cheer to Kendal’s beautiful Market Square. Children will adore popping a letter to Father Christmas in the special in-store post box whilst the grown-ups can discover a range of charming decorations, including beautifully crafted German Christmas wooden candle arches […]


Local cafes and eateries open for takeaway

Posted on 11th November 2020

As we enter a November lockdown, the makers, bakers and wonderful local business owners here in Kendal have prepared exciting take-away treats for you to enjoy out in our beautiful local green spaces or from the comfort of your home. Below you’ll find an overview of who is currently open for business. Each name opens […]

Armstrong Ward

Late Night Shopping at Armstrong Ward

Posted on 1st November 2020

Lifestyle store Armstrong Ward in Wainwright’s Yard, Kendal is opening its doors until 9pm on Tuesday 3 and Wednesday 4 November for some festive shopping and cheer.  You’ll be greeted with complimentary mulled wine and mince pies before stepping inside for exclusive offers, help with gift wrapping and the chance to win a fabulous Christmassy […]

Winter Market

Winter Food and Craft Market comes to Kendal this November

Posted on 29th October 2020

We are excited to announce a brand new Winter Food & Craft Market will be taking place on the County Showground on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 November 2020. Created by the organisers of our famous Westmorland County Show, the market is set to be a fantastic festive event with: Artisan Food and Drink Gift Shopping […]

Ivy Bank

Spotlight on… Ivy Bank Home and Gift

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Ivy Bank Home and Gift are an independent store focusing on unusual gifts with a social conscience. Get ready to discover their beautiful new premises opening on 2nd December on Finkle Street, at the very heart of our bustling town. Find all you need for the festive season in this fantastic shop with a wide range of […]

Wild Abandon

Spotlight on… Wild Abandon

Posted on 26th October 2020

Wild Abandon is a friendly shop situated here in Kendal, with a big heart! An ethical store, their mission is simple: to bring happiness to all of their customers and also to their suppliers and manufacturers who have the right to fair conditions and a fair wage. When sourcing goods, if they don’t make the heart […]

Manna House

Support Kendal’s Manna House with a wild swim

Posted on 25th October 2020

MANNA House, Kendal’s homeless prevention service, has launched a Sponsored Wild Swim to raise money for their work in the community. They are calling on the public to challenge themselves, from a paddle to a swim, to raise much needed charity funds.   It’s to replace Manna House’s usual annual sponsored Big Swim which normally […]


Kendal Virtual Wool Gathering

Posted on 23rd October 2020

Kendal Virtual Wool Gathering 2020 will be live on Facebook over the weekend of 24th and 25th October. Join the Virtual Wool Gathering Facebook group and spend a weekend with their exhibitors from the comfort of your own home.  There’ll be live demos, special offers, equiment, yarn and fibre – a feast for the senses!   […]

Flagship Herdy Store

Spotlight on… Herdy

Posted on 21st October 2020

Herdy is a cute and lovable character from the English Lake District who spreads smiles, happiness and fun. Herdy create beautiful lifestyle products and fun gifts for all of the family. We proudly host the Herdy brand’s flagship store here in Kendal and the store has become a firm favourite with locals and visitors looking for gifts […]