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Local Shopping Online

Canterbury’s glorious shop fronts might be closed to the public but behind the scenes these retailers are still busy catering for their customers by offering home delivery.

While our larger national retailers will have cropped up in your google search, below is a list of the independent retailers that you might not have considered while planning your shopping online.

If you have been a lucky recipient of a Canterbury Gift Card, several local retailers are now accepting the cards online – we have highlighted them in the list below.

As part of the RHSS Partnership we urge you to continue to support our local businesses online through this difficult time and please stay safe.

925 Silver

Put your feet up and enjoy perusing 925 Silver’s beautiful range of sterling silver jewellery. They are currently offering free delivery on all orders over £50 within the UK along with click and collect by appointment service. (*Gift Card accepted on website)

Between The Lines

A family run business with 15 stores across the south of England. They pride themselves on a great selection of cards, gifts, body products, candles, and books – something for everyone and delivery is to your door!


BoConcept is a Danish furniture store that turns houses into modern homes. You can see their range without leaving the house thanks to their virtual interior design service. Contact them to book an online consultation now.

Canterbury Cathedral Gift Shop

From teapots to advent calendars, the Cathedral Gift Shop has all of their fabulous products available online. All profits from sales go directly to the upkeep of Canterbury Cathedral.

Canterbury Glass Art

The fabulous array of glass art created in their studio on Palace Street, is still available to purchase via Etsy during lockdown.

Canterbury Pottery

Visit their website for hand crafted vases, jugs, candle holders and great gifts for all possible celebrations including these fabulous nesting heart bowls.
(*Gift Card accepted on website)

Chaucer Bookshop

With 20,000 books for sale, this specialist book store is a treasure trove. If you’re unable to find exactly what you need, ask them – they’ll be pleased to help.
(*Gift Card accepted on website)

Closs and Hamblin

Perhaps you fancy making a gift. Order all your crafts and makers materials on the C&H website (they also have backup gifts and cards for when your crafting goes wrong).
(*Gift Card accepted on website)

Copperfield Menswear

With high end brands such as Stone Island, Seven for All Mankind, Danner, YMC London and Ralph Lauren, Copperfield makes a great place to get your menswear fashion fix during lockdown.
(*Gift Card accepted on website)

Cosmo China

You can still order your china art commissions during lockdown. Just email your ideas email them at or call their London shop on 020 7278 3374.
(*Gift Card accepted on website)

County Clothes

County Clothes is a long-established menswear specialist with shops for the discerning customer in Canterbury. During the current lockdown, home deliveries can be arranged with a selection of goods for your perusal, socially distanced of course. In the first instance, please phone John on 07895 883741, or email

Dice and Destiny

This friendly local gaming store in the heart of Canterbury, specialises in board games, trading card games, and role playing games via their online shop.
(*Gift Card accepted on website)

Dog Store

Dog Store has everything to give your canine friend the love they deserve. Their website features healthy food, treats, luxury personalised products long-lasting toys & accessories. For locals, if you shop online you can get same day delivery completely free of charge when you spend £10 or more! Just make sure you order by noon. Click & Collect is also available! 


Local pottery craft shop Espression Arts have lots of ceramic kits for you to paint at home, they make perfect gifts for friends and relatives. You can purchase through their website and they are currently offering FREE kit delivery in the Canterbury and Thanet areas.

Fitzgerald Jewellers

Fitzgerald Jewellers are specialists in bespoke jewellery. From the brief, to design and finished piece they are with you every step of the way to make sure that you create something truly special exclusive to you.
(*Gift Card accepted on website)

Foundry Brewery

The Foundry is a unique craft brewery, distillery, restaurant and bar. They make over 16 ales, lagers & ciders and 6 different spirits. All created on-site at The Foundry on Stour Street. They are currently offering click and collect as well as delivery.

Fudge Kitchen

Don’t worry, you can still get Fudge during lockdown – order online using CT-FUDGEFIX and you will get free delivery. For urgent fudge fixes, they are also on Deliveroo.

Garage Coffee

This local roastery is delivering freshly roasted coffee gift sets locally, free of charge. 

Iconic Jewellery

Bering, Thomas Sabo, Clogau and Daisy London are just a few of the lines carried at Iconic’s online store. Perfect for a ‘forever’ jewellery gift.
(*Gift Card accepted on website)

Justin Richardson

This bespoke fine jewellers is offering a call & collect service. Please call: 01227 471693 or email: to discuss any new enquiries or to arrange a call & collect.

Lady Penelope’s

Visit their website to purchase plants, gifts and bouquets. There will be the option of Click & Collect at the checkout – collection schedule will be from 9 until 12pm Monday to Saturday. They also offer a florist’s choice option for bouquets – best available blooms of the day suited to your budget.


Enjoy perusing this fabulous furniture store online – delivery services are available that will allow you to continue to shop from the comfort of your own home.⁠
(*Gift Card accepted on website)

Level Up Games

During Lockdown the Level Up Games team are operating their own version of ‘Click and Collect’ via Facebook. Payments can be made via PayPal or Bank Transfer only.

Lilford Gallery 

You will still be able to purchase art by visiting their website! If you find yourself wanting more information on any works or to arrange Click and Collect please email them:
(*Gift Card accepted on website)


The store may be closed, but you can still buy their handmade shoes and accessories online with FREE UK delivery and returns. Be sure to check out their new Bannister trainer, for your ‘working from home’ wardrobe!

Luke Goldsmith

Have something extra special handmade, extra sentimental & unique. The doors may be closed, but Luke is working in his studio creating commissions. Contact:

Madame Oiseau – 01227 452222

This local chocolatier is offering a Call & Collect service so you can buy your ballotins, chocolate chunks, that little bag of orangettes – just call to chat about your chocolate needs! You’ll be able to collect from their doorstep or sent in the post. Monday – Thursday (10am-4pm).

Marlowe Florist

Order your floral bouquets for online delivery – don’t forget that it’s ok to treat yourself as well as someone else!
(*Gift Card accepted on website)

Rock Paper Scissors

This local lifestyle store and creative community is offering online shopping along with click & collect options for locals. Alternatively you can email them to organise local delivery!

Roly’s Fudge Pantry

Over 16 flavours to choose from and all the fudge comes beautifully packaged or gift wrapped, browse their website to see what’s available.


Do you have problem or painful feet? ShoeMed are shoe shops with trained fitters, to help people walk in comfort. They can help relieve common foot conditions such as plantar fasciitis.
(*Gift Card accepted on website)


This lovely local independent fair trade retailer on Palace Street is still offering a fabulous range of stock on their website, and are offering free delivery to Canterbury residents (CT1 and CT2). Their products include incense, items for meditation and super comfy clothing.
(*Gift Card accepted on website)

Slater Menswear

This huge menswear store in the heart of Canterbury also has an excellent online offering. Carrying brands such as Levi’s, Barbour, Loake, Regatta, Lambretta, Calvin Klein and Wrangler, it’s the perfect place to keep your seasonal wardrobe shopping up to date. (*Gift Card accepted on website)


Throughout lockdown they will be operating an appointments service, so if you see that perfect present email and they will arrange an appointment for you!

The Chinashop

Visit their website to buy china, glassware, gifts and more – for local, national and international orders.

The Elves and the Shoemaker – 01227 788522

This fabulous business sources shoes from many different companies around the world, both well-known and less familiar to provide choice and variety not often found on the high street. The store has moved online for now and are offering free delivery for orders. Alternatively contact them on 01227 788522 for their virtual fitting service. (*Gift Card accepted on website)

The King’s Mile Florist

Based in the heart of Canterbury’s King’s Mile district, this fabulous florist offers a wide range of luxury grade flowers including hand tied roses, mixed , hand tied and small arrangements in vase, available to be delivered to your door. To order call Carys on: 01227 472 154.

The Marlowe Theatre

Despite these challenging times, our brilliant local theatre has rescheduled, juggled and replanned its 2021 and 2022 program. There’s a huge variety of music, dance, comedy and performance, all of which can be booked online of course. Great to have something to look forward to… (*Gift Card accepted on website)

The Running Outlet

Offering click and collect and online ordering, so keep up your running and exercise – FREE delivery and hassle free returns.

Vinyl Store Jr

Visit their website. If there are records you are after, just let them know; Free local delivery (masked and socially distanced) for Canterbury – specifically postcodes CT1 and CT2 postcodes, plus Chartham and Whitstable. Daily trip to Post Office for everywhere further afield.


During lockdown you can still call the team on 01227 452354 to arrange purchase and collection of Click & Collect orders, or visit their website for delivery to your door

Whirligig Toys

Solve your toy buying dilemmas for all ages by shopping online and enjoy FREE delivery during lockdown!


Beautiful handmade jewellery created by YiLin is now available to buy online and delivered to your door!