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Great British Bake Off

As the Great British Bake Off returns to our screens, Wainwright’s Yard has some great ways (big and small) to create your own iconic white tent at home. From new pinnies and table cloths to essential ingredients and cake tins.

Handy guide to shopping and eating in Wainwright’s Yard

Kendal’s full of independent shops, many family-owned and run, alongside much-loved high street brands. It’s part of the great offer the town has for visitors and locals alike. To find Kendal’s shops and incredible eateries you’ll need to take a

Bright ideas for home cheer

As the nights draw in, just a smidge for now, here are some bright ideas from Armstrong Ward to bring some cheer to your home. From a statement pair of tabletop lamps, standing to attention behind a sofa: To the

crew clothing in wainwright's yard

Crew Clothing: turning the tide on climate change

In Wainwright’s Yard, Kendal you find Crew Clothing, a British brand that’s been perfecting the off-duty wardrobe since the early 90s. Inspired by its Salcombe coastal roots, the brand focusses on ‘less is more’, well-made key pieces – the cornerstone

Planet-friendly ways to shop in Wainwright’s Yard

Our first stop is the not for profit zero waste shop Another Weigh, dedicated to reducing waste by improving shopping habits. Customers provide reusable containers and select what they want, reducing packaging and food waste. Another Weigh stocks 400 lines

retail space in Kendal

Retail Space in Kendal

Join a community of vibrant brands, from local to national in Wainwright’s Yard, Kendal. If you’re dreaming of setting up shop and looking for a great bricks-and-mortar location why not join a community of vibrant brands, from local to national

Shopping in Kendal with Wainwright’s Yard

Shopping in Kendal

Wainwright’s Yard is the ideal destination for shopping in Kendal. Look out for high street brands – Pizza Express, Crew Clothing, and Booths supermarket, as well as locally loved independents – Armstrong Ward, Lakeland Kitchens.

Finding us. Look for Wainwright’s Yard off the beaten track, namely Kendal’s main high street –Stricklandgate. The entrance is opposite the Market Place War Memorial, a bronze statue of a helmeted WW1 soldier. You can also arrive at the Booths supermarket entrance. In the yard, you will find brilliant places to shop, eat and drink; all in one place, and on two levels.

Getting here. Kendal has good train and bus links. The train station is about a 10-15 minute walk and the bus station is about 5-10 minute walk. You can also drive to Wainwright’s Yard and leave your car in the car park.

Car park. There is a pay and display car park, with disabled spaces, for over 140 cars on two levels. If you spend £5 in Booths, and keep the voucher part of your ticket, the first hour of your stay is refunded. Car electric charge points are available in the covered, lower ground car park.

Seating. There are four individual, back-to-back seats, which are also a popular spot for a take-away picnic from Booths.

Toilets. There are free toilets in Booths, next to the café, on the ground floor, and in Pizza Express for customers. There are also baby changing facilities in Booths.

How to find us

Discover our shops

You'll find our fantastic mix of high street and independent shops and eateries between Booths and Stricklandgate in Kendal. Our high street entrance is nearly opposite the war memorial in Market Square.

Our shops, restaurant, cafés and bar list their opening hours on their pages so that you can easily plan your visit.