Bedford’s town centre is full of some truly wonderful businesses. Alongside the plethora of restaurants, bars and cafes, there are wonderful gift shops, clothing stores, plants, florists, art and book shops. Accommodation is plentiful with options for all budgets. There are shops to cater to all your technical requirements, health, beauty, spa treatments and aesthetics. The huge number of independents work in harmony with the national chains, meaning that residents and visitors get the best of both worlds. In our handy directory you’ll find exactly what you need – and a whole lot more!