Lytham town centre is a lovely place to spend an afternoon. 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.
Lytham has been a shopping centre since the 1870’s, when the Market Hall was built by the Lytham Commissioners, who promptly claimed the building for their own offices! The building still stands (below), surrounded by the beautiful Memorial Gardens. It’s home to individual shops, for which it was originally converted in the 1890’s.
Independent Stores & High Street Names
Most of today’s shops at 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. 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, so that your time is spent browsing and not in walking between stores!
Cafes and Restaurants
You’ll find lots of cafes with outdoor seating where you can take a breather and watch the world go by. It’s a popular shopping centre with locals along with visitors all around the area, 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, vending delicious treats from his bicycle freezer box!
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). There are further 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.
Did you Know?
That at one time the terminus for the tram service was located where the main stop for today’s buses is. It was at Clifton Square (below), where Church Road, Park Street and Clifton Street meet.
Find out More
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