The Howard Centre is open seven days a week with over 14 stores.

National brands include, TK Maxx, Poundland and Timpsons. Alongside these are a host of unique independent stores, cafés and salons and areas to sit and relax. There is a free ATM machine and direct lift access to the River Street multi-storey above the Howard Centre.


Aarya Eyebrows

Area Ba Howard Centre, Bedford MK40 1UH 

Beauty Popup shop

Threading, nails, waxing and facials.

Aarya Nails & Beauty

5 Howard Centre, Bedford MK40 1UH     Tel. 01234 910056

Nail shop

Providing all beauty treatments such as gel nails, threading, waxing, tinting, lash extensions, facials, massage, manicures and pedicures.


Adam's Gold

2 Howard Centre, Bedford MK40 1UH     Tel. 01234 930303

Gold shop

Adams Gold purchase gold and sell a selection of jewellery including gold and diamond rings.



4 Howard Centre, Bedford MK40 1UH     Tel. 01234 364374

Fancy dress shop

Fancy dress and fashion accessories for parties and weddings, including wedding tiaras.  We also stock a range of accessories suitable for school.


Buzz Bees Cards

6 Howard Centre, Bedford MK40 1UH     Tel. 01234 217023

Card shop

An independent card and gift shop offering a large selection of cards for all occasions.


Fusion O

3 Howard Centre, Bedford MK40 1UH     Tel. 01234 330390

Drinks shop

Fusion O: a Chinese supermarket where East meets West! Authentic ingredients including fresh produce and vegetarian products, plus an extensive choice of sauces and spices. Specialists in refreshing bubble tea.


Harpur 71

18 Howard Centre, Bedford MK40 1UH


Cafe, serving delicious food. 


Howard Cafe

7 Howard Centre, Bedford MK40 1UH

Cafe In Bedford

Cafe / restaurant serving fresh cooked breakfasts, lunches, coffees, teas and drinks.


Kempston Footwear

15-17 The Boulevards, Horne Lane, Howard Centre, Bedford MK40 1UH     Tel. 01234 267076

Shoe Shop

Kempston Footwear retail in footwear for all the family. From classic styles, also up to date high street fashion, for children to adults!


One Stop Connections

13 Howard Centre, Bedford MK40 1UH     Tel. 01234 344486

Phone shop

Sales of mobile phones & accessories. Phone unlocking and repairs.  



10 Howard Centre, Bedford MK40 1UH     Tel. 01234 346143


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Rhino's Luggage Centre Ltd

9 Howard Centre, Bedford MK40 1UH    Tel. 01234 353882

Luggage Shop

Rhino's bags is a retail store where you can buy handbags, luggage, laptop cases, suit carrier, ladies purses, men's wallets, umbrellas, jewellery cases, backpacks, children's rucksacks and many many more.

Timpsons Shoe Repair

8 Howard Centre, Bedford MK40 1UH     Tel. 01234 365497

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Shoe repairs and keys cut. Watch batteries & bracelets. Photo badges, logo badges.  Memorial signs. Cast aluminium & brass house numbers. Pet tags. Plus dry cleaning & alterations, jewellery repairs & cleaning.


TK Maxx

14 Howard Centre, Bedford MK40 1UH     Tel. 01234 270787

TK Maxx

Ladieswear, menswear, childrenswear, home furnishings

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