Town Centre Guide

Town Centre Guide

Based on the banks of the beautiful River Great Ouse, Bedford offers something that many other towns can't, with undercover shopping malls, winding back streets filled with treasures, and a great deal of history and character. Bedford contains a wealth of cafes, restaurants, bars and clubs, as well as entertainment.

Business Directory

Business Directory

A directory of businesses in Bedford town centre. Search by business name or type of business.

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Riverside Bedford

Riverside Bedford

Set in a stunning location on the banks of the River Great Ouse the development features restaurants, a cinema and hotel.

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Harpur Centre

Harpur Centre

The Harpur Centre is open seven days a week with 34 stores trading over two levels.

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The Arcade

The Arcade

The Arcade offers a unique shopping experience and boasts a wide selection of independent shops.

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Church Arcade

Church Arcade

Church Arcade is situated in the heart of Bedford’s Town Centre, and is open 7 days a week.

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Markets

Markets

There are markets most days in Bedford, plus speciality markets from the local area and further afield.

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History of Bedford

History of Bedford

Bedford is steeped in history and character, and dates back to Saxon times.

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Directions & map

Directions & map

Bedford is situated in the heart of Bedfordshire, on the banks of the River Great Ouse.

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Parking

Parking

Bedford has five large car parks in its busy town centre, including three multi-storey car parks.

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