Shopping centres

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Activities at shopping centres

Harlow Town Centre, The Stow and Bush Fair are ideal spaces to host an event or promotion. If you are looking to use the areas for an event or activity please submit an application form.

Bush Fair

Bush Fair is Harlow’s second neighbourhood shopping centre. built In 1983, the sculpture ‘Six Cubes‘ by Shelley Faussett replaced ‘The Boar’ by Elisabeth Frink, which can now be found in The Water Gardens in the Town Centre.

Harlow Town Centre

Harlow’s Town Centre plays an important role as a key shopping and leisure centre located in West Essex. Almost completely free of roads within the shopping areas, the town centre has the first ever pedestrian thoroughfare in the country as well as an indoor mall. You can find at the Town Centre:

  • The Harvey Centre features some of the biggest names on the high street as well as over 30 independent retailers. The Harvey Centre is mostly undercover on two levels. The Harvey Centre has a multistorey car park
  • The Water Gardens offers shops, restaurants set in landscaped gardens with tranquil ponds and water fountains. The Water Gardens is open air and spacious with wide walkways. The Water Gardens has a car park
  • Harlow Market in Market Square offers a few stalls and some traders.
  • Car parking at Post Office Road

Old Harlow

Old Harlow shopping offers a variety of small independent shops, restaurants and a small supermarket.

Car parking at Old Harlow

Potters Street

Potters Street is a small shopping area with a takeaway outlets, pharmacy and newsagents.

There is a small free car park at Potter Street shopping area

Staple Tye

Staple Tye is a small shopping area with a cut price supermarket, takeaway outlets, pharmacy and newsagents.

Staple Tye has a small free privately run car park (conditions apply, please refer to signage).

The Stow

The Stow was the first neighbourhood shopping centre in Harlow and will always have an important place in Harlow’s history. The Stow is a medium-sized shopping area with a cut price supermarket and a variety of independent retailers.

Car parking at The Stow