Lytham town centre is a lovely place to spend an afternoon. It’s not a huge town, but it’s a perfect location for the range of really nice quality stores, and an excellent retail experience!
Linger in the pretty Clifton Square with an ice cream. Explore independent shops and high street names. There’s nearby parking, cafes, and it’s close to the seafront and Lytham Green.
With stores arranged side-by-side, it’s a short walk from one shop to the next. And they’re interspaced with plenty of cafes and places to sit and have a breather, ready to continue on your shopping mission.
Clifton Street is the main shopping road at Lytham. An attractive tree lined road, which bursts into colour every year with the help of the highly successful Lytham In Bloom.
Independent Stores & High Street Names
Most of the shops in Lytham are on Clifton Street (below), extending out to Park Street and Church Road.
You’ll find high street names in Lytham town centre, but the majority of the retailers are independent stores. They sell just about everything that you could think of. There are clothes shops and boutiques for children, ladies and menswear, gift shops, homewares, shoe shops and jewellers. Plus a wide range of local food retailers.
Browse small gift shops, boutiques and jewellers through to the large Stringers department store which is located on two sites. Stringers Homeware is co-located with Booths supermarket on Haven Road, just off Station Road.
Lytham is a compact town centre where you’ll find the stores arranged side by side. Spend your time browsing the shelves and not walking between stores!
Cafes and Restaurants in Lytham Town Centre
There are plenty of places to eat in Lytham Town Centre. Take your pick from one of the cafes, most with outdoor seating, where you can take a breather and watch the world go by.
It’s a popular shopping centre with locals and visitors, for the good mix of restaurants, bistros, coffee shops and more.
Don’t forget the very important ice cream man, who is always to be found in Clifton Square on sunny days. He sells his delicious treats from his bicycle freezer box!
Clifton Square has plenty of benches and a windmill mosaic on the floor. It’s also transformed each year with baskets and floral displays. Take a seat, drink in the views, pass your time, and enjoy your ice cream in the sun.
Car Parking in Lytham Town Centre
There’s free on street parking along Clifton Street and the adjoining side streets (mixture of one and two hour stay).
Find pay and display car parks in the town centre and on the seafront at Lytham Green, which is only a short walk away from the shops.
Near to Lytham Town Centre
The beauty of a visit to Lytham is that you can make a day of it with other nearby things to see and do.
Just a short distance along Ballam Road (the street next to Stringers) is the beautiful Lytham Hall. Explore the house and the parklands, and make a date for one of their special events.
Take any of the side roads off Clifton Street and you’ll find yourself at Lytham Green and the waterfront. It’s a beautiful spot for a stroll, past the iconic windmill, with views across the Ribble estuary to Southport.
Head northwards in your walk and you’ll arrive at Lowther Gardens. Here, you can explore the beautiful park, pop into the cafe for a bite to eat, and enjoy an ice cream.
Loop your way back into Lytham from Lowther Gardens and it’s only a short walk back to the town centre.
Did you Know?
Lytham has been a shopping centre since the 1870’s, when the Market Hall was built by the Lytham Commissioners. They promptly claimed the building for their own offices!
The building still stands (below), surrounded by the beautiful Memorial Gardens. It’s now home to individual shops, for which it was originally converted in the 1890’s.
The terminus for the tram service was once located where the main bus stop is today. It was at Clifton Square (below), where Church Road, Park Street and Clifton Street meet.
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