Shopping in Halton


Halton – Local Shopping , Independent Businesses.

Halton has a wide variety of shopping options to suit every taste.

In our three shopping areas, small independent stores and multi-nationals sit alongside each other, offering something for everyone.

And to add to the mix – all the parking is free throughout the borough!



Runcorn Town Centre

The canal-side town centre on the banks of the River Mersey, Manchester Ship Canal and The Bridgewater Canal offers specialist stores selling delights such as guitars, jewellery and books. There are locksmiths, florists and a delicatessen alongside general grocery stores, plus a choice of food to eat in or take away from the town’s cafés and restaurants.

Beauty salons, hairdressers and Turkish barbers ensure the variety of stores is amongst the best canal side offers in the area.

Also in Runcorn Town Centre you will find Runcorn Library, The Brindley Theatre, a mix of pubs and tap rooms, banks and services such as estate agents, legal specialists and many more independent local businesses.

Runcorn Shopping City & Trident Retail Park

Over 50 shops and cafés make up a blend of essential retail therapy within Runcorn Shopping City.

Stylish yet affordable ‘must haves’ for the home, or men’s and women’s fashion.

Beauty treats for you, fun and exciting activities for kids and regular community events for all the family.

Adjacent to the undercover Shopping City you can find a cinema, larger major food retailers, shoe and clothing shops, Halton Hospital, garage repairs and car sales and some main high street fast food chains.

Widnes Town Centre

Home to a number of larger food and other retail stores, Widnes Town Centre is also home to the borough’s Market.

In the main shopping areas, all adjoining each other, you’ll find a winning combination of well-known high street and independent businesses offering everything from flooring to fashion, fresh foods such as butchers and bakeries, cafes and public houses. There are also many other local and specialist services.

Within easy reach of the main shopping area is a leisure park with cinema, ice skating rink, bowling alley and hotel, plus fast food outlets, major high street fashion stores, household stores and DIY retailers.