Victorian Central Market


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Victorian Central Market

The grand Victorian Central Market on Beresford Street in St Helier is the perfect place to buy fresh fruit, vegetables and meats. There is also a colourful display of cut flowers and a flower postal service. Across the street lies the town's Fish Market.


St Helier is the main focal point for shopping. Despite its small stature it has a good mix of retail stores featuring familiar high street brands as well as a wealth of independent smaller shops and boutiques, all within safe and easy walking distance of each other. The pedestrian precincts include King Street, where Voisins and De Gruchy department stores can be found. Queen Street, Bath Street and particularly Halkett Street are all go-to spots for designer labels. The small boutiques and men’s clothing shops take up much of the area. Popular specialities of the island when it comes to souvenirs, and a little self-indulgence, are jewellery, pearls, unique local pottery, homemade fudge and of course the famous knitwear. All of this can be found across the island. Jersey only has a 5 per cent Goods and Services Tax compared to the United Kingdom’s 17.5 per cent. It should be noted, however, that some items such as clothing can be a little more expensive than on the mainland.