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Helston’s High Street attracts visitors for many reasons. This traditional market town’s retail destination offers more than you think. Go beyond the charity shops and hairdressers and in between them you’ll discover independent and locally owned shops and familiar nationwide stores with interesting products, promotions and offers.


Helston’s High Street is where heritage of the ancient Cornish market town meets a modern retail community and a warm welcome. Visit Helston High Street and stroll along the shop lined Coinagehall and Meneage streets for a lively route of retail. There’s a lot on offer and you can make it different each time you visit.


Take a break from online and supermarket shopping and shop local. Usual opening hours are from 9am to 5pm, while some shops open 10 til 3 and others stay open much longer. You’ll be surprised at what’s on offer if you take the time to explore the many independent shops and national brand stores. From art and ceramics, to Cornish treats and dazzling jewellery. Sweets and treats galore. Pop in for a coffee at one of the cafés. Pick up a hot pasty from one of the bakers. Rummage through a charity shop. Grab a pint in the pub. And enjoy a couple of hours browsing the high street.


It’s time to visit Helston High Street. Shop Local. And support our town.


Here's a selection of shops in the High Street


A new lifestyle store coming to Helston High Street in 2023. Watch this space!

Bowdens Home Hardware D.I.Y. 2

Bowdens Home Hardware has an 80+ year history of selling hardware, ironmongery, DIY tools and decorating products.

Everything Cornish

Everything Cornish sells a wide variety of products that are Cornish-themed or produced locally. Cornish brands include Roskillys, Halzephron, Tarquins, Fredas, Furniss and many more.

Gilchrist Exotics

Gilchrist Exotics source the finest snacks, CBD, soft drinks and alcohol that are not readily available elsewhere.

Glazed Expression

Glazed Expressions is a pottery decoration and making studio. There's a beautiful social creative space and fully equipped pottery throwing studio. Get creative with clay.


Sands is a Cornish family business with over 40 years experience in fashion retail offering sustainable, responsibly sourced slow fashion. With a splash of locally made collections.

Daisy Chain

Daisy Chain is a haven for all things rustic, hand made and lovely for the home. Painted furniture, beautiful gifts, local handmade jewellery and Cornish St Eval candles. ​

Coffee Hut

Serving really good coffee and tasty treats, this is the place to grab a coffee to go.

Tech Revive

All things tech in Helston High Street. From gadgets, gaming consoles to mobile phones and tablets. This is the place for electronic essentials.

Sweet Pea

Sweet Pea Floral Studio florist create beautiful displays. Flowers beautifully arranged into bouquets and as fresh as possible.

Mrs Ks

Helston High Streets traditional greengrocer offering locally sourced fruit and veg along with other convenience store goods


Tinners is a traditional family bakery in Helston offering fresh pasties, cakes and salads. They're pasties are a must-try.

Manor Fashions

Manor Fashions is one of the leading shops in the UK dedicated to special occasion wear, Mother-of-the-Bride outfits for very special occasions.

Lady Eve Vintage

Lady Eve Vintage is a haven for vintage clothes and gifts.

Jenkins Sweet Shop

Helston High Street's traditional confectioner offers family favourite sweets, chocolates and candy.

Pictures & Things Framing

Buy art prints, unique greeting cards and have your paintings and prints framed.

Card Sharp
WH Smiths

WH Smiths are the iconic nationwide stores where you can find stationery, books, toys and games and many more products.


Poundstretcher is a leading variety discount retailer for quality food, toiletries, garden essentials, and home-ware brands.

Sale Tags


There's always a good reason to visit Helston's High Street with special offers and selected items on sale.

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What we're up to


SUPPORT OUR TOWN and .com gives a chance for local independent stores and national chain businesses in the high street to encourage people back to our town centre and to prove once again, that high street retail can compete with the online giants and the out-of-town-centre supermarkets.


We’re not waiting for the government or some big organisation to do something, we are cracking on and doing it ourselves. Getting it sorted, no fuss. Let’s shop local.


If you think you know Helston High Street, think again. There’s more on offer than charity shops and second-hand stores. Look deeper and browse art, ceramics and sustainable fashion, locally grown fruit and veg, home bakes, as well as the latest tech.


Our aim is to encourage increased visitation to the High Street and secure bigger footfall into our local shops through news, promotions and targeted events.

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