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Howard Centre

The Howard Shopping Centre is in the centre of Bedford and accessible from Horne Lane and the West Mall of the Harpur Centre. Direct access is also available from the River Street Multi-storey car-park.

The centre interlinks with the Harpur Centre which offers, among others, the following retail stores: Primark, New Look, Boots, Superdrug and Argos.

The centre offers a combination of national retailers and specialist stores:

  • Aarya Nails & Beauty (Health/beauty treatments)
  • Adam's Gold 
  • Bellissima (Accessories)
  • Buzz Bees (Greetings Cards and gifts)
  • Fusion O (Oriental food and gifts)
  • Howard Café (Café/Restaurant)
  • Timpsons (Shoe Repairs/Keys/Dry Cleaning)
  • Rhino Bags (Luggage)
  • 99p Stores Ltd
  • TK Maxx
  • One Stop Connections (Mobile Phones and Accessories)
  • Kempston Footwear (Adult and Children’s Shoes)
  • Harpur News (Newsagents and confectionery)  

In addition there are 4 promotional areas available for hire on a weekly basis. Rates start from £200 per week + VAT.

If you have any further enquiries please contact the Centre Management on 01234 276895 or email