The continued easing of Covid-19 lockdown measures this month has meant the return of department stores, malls and retail outlets for those we need retail therapy.
With the closure of non-essential stores for most of 2021, online shopping has filled the void for bargain hunters and shopaholics, but with the stores reopening we can now shop the way we want. seems.
Head to an outlet village and you’ll find Main Street favorites alongside designer brands, some offering discounts of up to 60%.
Lincoln offers a number of fantastic options for retail village shopping experiences – all within a 90 minute drive. Here are some of the best options:
Shopping in Springfields
Springfields Outlet Shopping in Spalding offers a huge range of bespoke fashion stores and small outlets, as well as dining and dining inspired by menus from around the world.
It’s perfect for anyone looking to grab a bargain with top brands like Austin Reed, Regatta outdoor, Denby, and even a Next store, all offered for fashion and home shopping.
The center is an hour’s drive from central Lincoln and is in a picturesque setting next to the 25-acre Festival Gardens, perfect for exploring with a post-shopping stroll.
Mon-Fri: 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. (late night Thursday until 8 p.m.)
Sat: 9 am-6pm
Sunday: 10:30 am-5pm
Peak Shopping Village
Peak Shopping Village is another popular factory village based in Derbyshire, but still within a 90-minute drive of Lincoln.
Along with the fantastic deals on designer brands, with the onsite brand house stocking names like Alexara, Lambretta, Annabelle, Simon Jeffery, Saloos and Lighthouse, the center is nestled between two tourist hotspots of Bakewell and Matlock .
The village also has stores for shoppers looking for home decor or interior design ideas with Cotton Traders, Ponden Home, The Baggage Factory, The Works, Edinburgh Woolen Mill, Cotton Traders, Mountain Warehouse and Pavers all available.
Mon-Sat: 10 am-5:30pm
Sunday: 10 am-5pm
Designer Outlet East Midlands
There are over 65 designer stores and major outlet stores to choose from at McArthurGlen Designer Outlet East Midlands. Located in South Normanton, it is about an hour’s drive from Lincoln.
Major brands include Barbour, Converse, Fiorelli, Gap and Joules. If you need a break from shopping, the village also offers Pizza Express and Wagamama, as well as Costa Coffee, Starbucks, and 200 Degrees Coffee.
Mon-Sat: 9 am-8pm
Sunday: 10 am-6pm
Shopping at Lakeside Village Outlet
Another outlet village about an hour’s drive from Lincoln, you’ll find it in Doncaster – and you may have already known it as The Yorkshire Outlet.
There are over 45 department stores with up to 60% off, as well as a selection of restaurants.
Mon-Sat: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Thursday until 7:30 p.m.)
Sun: 10 am-4:30pm
Junction 32 Commercial Exit
Fashion, home and lifestyle stores can be found in this factory village in Castleford, West Yorkshire, just over an hour’s drive from Lincoln.
There are over 90 street names, from sportswear to homewear, womens and menswear, beauty and gifts. You’ll also find plenty of places to grab refreshments and grab a bite to eat, including Starbucks, Costa Coffee, Subway, and Greggs.
Mon-Fri: 10 am-8pm
Sat: 10 am-6pm
Sunday: 11 am-5pm
Designer Outlet York
The Designer Outlet York is right next to our hour and a half (a good day for traffic).
Another McArthur Glen location, it includes 104 stores and 14 restaurants, with discounts on major designer fashion and housewares brands.
Mon-Fri: 10 am-8pm
Sat: 9 am-8pm
Sun: 10 am-6pm (department stores 11 am-5pm)
De Bradelei Shopping Village
The shopping village of Bradelei is just under an hour and a half drive from Lincoln with easy access via the A6.
Based near the pretty town of Belper in Derbyshire, it aims to offer a new style of ‘shopping at the mill’ with a mix of street fashion brands alongside designer and high end fashion names such as Jacques Vert, Esprit, Alexera, Dock of the Bay, Jack Murphy, Marc Angelo, LV, Klass, Solo, Ribkoff and Pavers.
Mon-Fri: 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sat: 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Sunday: 10:30 am-4:30pm
Boundary Outlet Grantham
Not a traditional outlet village, but if you’re looking for everything under one roof – and just over half an hour from Lincoln – Boundary Mills Outlet in Grantham offers a fashion store experience. only with discounts of up to 70% on major fashion names.
The outlet offers a wide range of top brands under one roof, including Jacques Vert, Jaeger, Pavers, Timberland, Phase Eight, Roman Originals, Hotter, Hush Puppies, Skopes, Precis, Radley and Tula.
Mon-Sat: 9 am-6pm
Sun: 10 am-4pm