A bustling town popular with both islanders and visitors, St Helier boasts two department stores, Voisins and de Gruchy’s, both of which were founded over 100 years ago by local families and now offer a wide choice of clothing and homeware. King Street is also home to many familiar high street names, while Halkett Place, Halkett Street and Beresford Street have a wide range of smaller specialist shops and designer boutiques.
Jersey’s public markets were first established in the late 1500s and thus feature very prominently in the history of the medieval town of St Helier. Today sheltering beneath a beautiful domed roof, the Central Market is home to a variety of specialist traders, including butchers, bakers, greengrocers, florists and delicatessens, as well as cafés and boutiques.
The parish of St Brelade boasts several specialised shopping locations. Within a five minute drive from The Atlantic Hotel are two small shopping precincts with a range of shops including ladies’ fashion retailers, chemists, perfumery and cosmetics, a health shop, surf shops as well as both a barber and a hairdresser. A few banks also have small local branches and there is a sub post office located in the Co-Op supermarket.
Works from more than 100 local artists are on display at Jersey’s largest gallery, while regular workshops, lectures and demonstrations are designed to excite and educate adults and children alike. As well as viewing and purchasing unique artwork, visitors can also source unusual textiles, raw materials and craft books.