When it comes to shopping, there’s nothing quite like the real thing, is there?
It’s been a year of rescheduled events, growth spurts and getting a little too attached to our PJs... But with a return to civilisation now upon us, we’re ready to break up with our jogging bottoms. Whatever your shopping mission, Gunwharf Quays has got you covered!
The key to any successful mission is being prepared, so if you have any questions about the reopening – including our opening hours, what safety measures we have in place, or what’s new at Gunwharf Quays – please view our FAQs.
We hope you're just as excited to visit Gunwharf Quays as we are to welcome you back! From surprise finds to superb outlet savings, here are some of our top reasons why shopping in real life just can’t be beaten...
A breath of fresh air
The outdoor spaces at Gunwharf Quays are designed to be relaxing – and are just the ticket for safe social distancing. Move freely between the stores, take in the atmosphere, enjoy time outdoors and pause to refuel or take stock of your latest purchases.
Al fresco dining
If the sun is shining, why not treat yourself to a spot of outdoor lunch?
When it comes to enviable vistas, you're spoiled for choice – from river-side City Quay restaurants to terraces overlooking Portmouth’s stunning Marina. Or enjoy some European-style Plaza dining, as you tuck into your favourite dish and watch the world go by... Heaven!
Seeing is believing
When you don’t know exactly what you want, or you’re looking for the perfect thing for a summer birthday get-together, browsing the shops really is essential and can’t be replicated online. You never know when ‘the one’ is going to jump out at you – and that’s all part of the fun!
On-hand style advice
Another major benefit of a proper shopping trip that can’t be replaced is on-hand advice from the experts!
Whether you need a complete wardrobe overhaul, the perfect outfit for an upcoming wedding (or five!), or a special gift for a loved one; our brand style experts know current collections inside out and will be delighted to offer tailored advice just for you.
Finding the perfect fit
Take the guesswork out of shopping for growing feet and book a kids shoe fitting appointment at Clarks. Not only can you rest easy knowing the experts have ensured a perfect fit, an in-store measure and fit experience at Clarks is a childhood rite of passage that we all remember fondly!
Book online now and beat the queues!
Don’t want to give up online savings? We can do you one better. At Gunwharf Quays, enjoy outlet prices with up to 60% off RRP all year round, plus plenty of exciting extra discounts and seasonal sales. See our current offers here.
Quick and easy
Sometimes we just don’t have the time to wait for an online delivery to arrive. We know what we want and we want it now! That’s when only a trip to Gunwharf Quays will do. Plus, we have excellent public transport links, as well as a 1,500 space underground car park that gives direct access to the outlet centre, so nipping in and out to do your shopping really couldn’t be easier.
We asked you on social media what you miss the most about shopping at Gunwharf Quays. From people watching and bargain hunting, to sipping prosecco overlooking a sunset... reading all your answers made us more excited than ever to open our doors and let you get back to doing what you love most! We've rounded up some of our favourite answers below.
'Just the whole experience! A day by the sea, lovely shops, a special lunch and of course, the occasional coffee!'
– Adele Cane
'Real Eating Company and the shops, especially Guess and Pandora. Just miss the atmosphere. Gunwharf Quays is my happy place!'
– Tammy Franks
'Sitting with friends eating and drinking cocktails! The best!!'
'Having morning coffee and a little walk along the chain walk....back for lunch and a cheeky wine. An hour in sun people watching and looking at views. Picking up some bargains, before getting some Lindor from Lindt.'
– Carol Williams
'Sitting outside All Bar One in the beautiful sunshine watching the world go by. Great for people and boat watching. Can’t wait to get back there.'
– Pete Nom Kennedy
'We visit every time we have a week off work or it's one of our birthdays or our anniversary It's just such a special place to us with lovely memories. We come down on the train and spend the day shopping, eating, people watching and enjoying the stunning harbour with a coffee! Can't wait to come back.'
– Marc Ely-Harris
'Sitting outside on Eden’s balcony for a cheeky Prosecco and a little brunch! Followed by some extreme retail therapy!'
– Judith Beeson
'I’ve missed the feeling that it gives me of being on holiday with my husband. Sitting along the waterfront, people watching with a drink in one hand and the activity of the boats. Fab shopping and we never go home without a visit to the Lindt chocolate shop. Sadly, I’ve been banned from buying any more handbags!!'
– Linda Alexander
'Sitting on the harbour front people watching and the outdoor summer dining.'
'Shopping with besties and long lunch with fizz, more shopping and more fizz! Love Gunwharf Quays.'
– Dawn Ward
'We miss seeing our lovely customers and everyone else working in GWQ! We can’t wait to come back to work soon!!'
'Shopping for a new handbag in Michael Kors with my sister. Followed by cocktails and tapas in Las Iguanas and The Alchemist.'
'Hunting for the best bargains!!' – Carla Littlefield
'The handbag bargains and a cheeky glass or two of wine, sat in the sunshine.'
– Vanda Butler
'Shopping!! Followed by dinner looking over the harbour watching the sunset.'
'Being able to shop with our pup. So much love for doggies in Gunwharf Quays.'
'Honestly? Everything about Gunwharf! From just walking around it, to shopping at our favourites like Rituals, Nike and Gap. Even just going up Spinnaker Tower or grabbing a Pret.'