When it comes to independent shops in Cornwall, Falmouth really does tick all the boxes. From innovative plastic-free foodie shops and Cornish lifestyle brands, to charming gift boutiques and nautical interiors, we’ve come up with our top twelve independent shops you should visit when in Falmouth…
51 Church Street
Offering beautiful curated interiors with a coastal twist, Cream Cornwall is your go-to for creating a stylish home that is cohesive yet unique. Above all, the crew at The Working Boat are obsessed with the classic collection, especially the Mackerel Mug.
📷: Sam Denvir
39 Market Street
Uneeka in name and unique in its offering. This interior and gift shop provides furniture, homeware, lighting and gifts galore, that oozes Scandinavian vibes with pops of colour to brighten up your living space. When you pick up a gift from here, you’ll be the favourite amongst your friends and family, with unique treasures including candles, grow bars and silver hammered jewellery available to purchase, to name a few.
23 Arwenack Street
For the sustainable soul amongst us, Finisterre is the ultimate surfers clothing brand. Born over a decade ago from the needs of hardy British surfers, Finisterre designs functional and sustainable products for those that share a love of the sea. From recycled fleeces and waterproof boots to insulated jackets and cosy knitted jumpers, you can rely on Finisterre to keep you protected from the ever-changing British weather.
1 Webber Hill
With a dream to supply Falmouth with sustainable choices, un_rap had achieved just that. This unique shop is a completely zero waste space with a mission to raise awareness of our increasing contribution to plastic pollution. With everything to stock your kitchen cupboards, refill options for cleaning products, as well as various plastic-free goodies, make the first step of your plastic-free journey today with the help of Falmouth’s top plastic-free shop.
Willow & Stone
18 Arwenack Street
Having resided on Arwenack street for over ten years, Willow & Stone had humble beginnings, providing unique homeware goods that are difficult to source elsewhere in Cornwall. Initially focusing on ironmongery and lighting, this treasured Falmouth shop has since branched out into gifts, stationery, prints and cards, which has proved to be very popular among locals and tourists alike. Curated to suit the Willow & Stone ethos, you’ll find an array of treasures in this beautiful double-fronted store.
📷: Willow & Stone
The Grey Lurcher
20 High Street
A carefully curated selection of gifts, cards, kitchen and homeware, The Grey Lurcher is the perfect spot to gather all your present ideas. Also a stockist for Annie Sloan chalk paint, browse the full collection of colours on offer that are sure to provide you with inspiration for your next DIY.
📷: The Grey Lurcher
21 Church Street
One of the leading independent bookshops in the UK, at this well-loved local spot, knowledgeable booksellers are always on hand to recommend some great reads. Catering for everyone, Falmouth Bookseller stocks a wide range of fiction, children’s and non-fiction titles. They also host vibrant events with guests speakers, book-signings and workshops throughout the year.
📷: Falmouth University
40 Arwenack Street
A new venture for this quirky business, who opened their second shop in Falmouth during lockdown one. Think fun, adventurous and colourful, with gifts that are sure to brighten up any person’s day!
19 High Street
Offering classic and stylish womenswear, Parade hand-pick their items every season to be featured in their store. Therefore, they only choose the finest British and Danish brands to work with, so you can count on Parade to provide good quality items all year round.
29 Church Street
Whistlefish offer beautifully designed prints, cards, gifts and stationery with Cornwall at the forefront of its inspiration. Sourcing artwork from Cornwall and further afield, make your home a coastal paradise with their prints.
4 Old High Street
If you’re a fan of Scandinavian design, Cloudberry Living is the perfect place to find beautiful interior pieces for your home. With quality products, not just from Scandinavia but sourced from around the world, each has the ethos and design which encapsulate that Scandinavian feel.
Ludgate House Antiques
51A Old High Street
One of many vintage and antique shops in Falmouth, Ludgate House specialises in quality pieces from the 18th to the 20th Century, alongside special decorative items. A former 17th Century merchants house, complete with original oak panelled walls, paying a visit to Ludgate is like stepping back in time.
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