Fleetwood Town Centre

Fleetwood Town Centre

Have you been to Fleetwood Town Centre? It includes local shops and high street names, plus the market and more. Lord Street is the main shopping high street in Fleetwood. It runs parallel with Dock Street from the market through to Amounderness Way. Poulton Road, the A587, turns off at right angles, where you’ll find more shops of all kinds. Click here to explore on Google maps.

Drive along Lord Street

Fleetwood town centre is linear and covers quite a big area so it’s not easy to photograph. Instead we’ve captured some dash-cam footage of the car journey along Lord Street. Travel from Fisherman’s Walk (at the Asda end) in the first clip. Carry on to North Albert Street in the second.

Drive along Lord Street in Fleetwood Town Centre
Drive along Lord Street in Fleetwood Town Centre

Poulton Road

Poulton Road meets Lord Street at a main T junction not far from Fisherman’s Walk, more or less opposite to Poundstretchers. There are shops and offices of all different kinds along Poulton Road, including a wallpaper/decorating shop, a butchers, hairdressers, pet shop, opticians and the Fleetwood Town Council offices. Plus various takeaways and the Strawberry Gardens pub, which serves food every day.

Just a few of the shops on Poulton Road in Fleetwood town centre
Just a few of the shops on Poulton Road

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It follows a bend and then continues for some way, through to Aldi and Gee Tees. That’s a local store with a great selection of all kinds of things for the home. They sell small furniture, cards and gifts and much more, so that’s well worth a look.

To make life easy, there’s free on-street parking all along Poulton Road in this part of Fleetwood Town Centre. Go and take a look!

Shopping in Fleetwood Town Centre

Fleetwood has a varied selection of shops with national chains and local independent stores. You’ll find all kinds of things here, from clothes repairs and ironmongery, through to gifts and clothes and haberdashery.

Lord Street, Fleetwood town centre
Lord Street, Fleetwood town centre

In Fleetwood town centre there are chemists and supermarkets, along with butchers and bakeries. Like most town centres there are places to eat, hairdressers and nail bars. It’s a handy place too, with shops like dry cleaners and electrical suppliers. For example, at Mike Sanderson Electricals you can buy anything from a fuse to an American fridge! The large Asda supermarket also backs onto Lord Street, with pedestrian access.

Fleetwood town centre is quite good on the conveniences in life too. There’s free on-street parking all along Lord Street so if you want to pick something up in a hurry you can just park, shop and go. There are Danfo public toilets on the high street (individual cubicles – 20p a go). Fleetwood is quite dog friendly too. The people are also very friendly!

There are plenty of cafes in Fleetwood where you can have a full meal, snack or just a coffee. Of course, with a strong fishing heritage, it’s also somewhere to buy the best seaside fish and chips, with a number of award winning fish and chip shops.

Professional Services in Fleetwood Town Centre

Most town centres have a spot where ‘professional service’ providers congregate. That’s the accountants and solicitors. Along with a dentists you’ll find them in the area around St Peter’s Church. Jones Harris Accountants can be seen in this photo of St Peter’s Place, looking from the church.

Jones Harris Accountants, at St Peters Place in Fleetwood town centre

Fleetwood Market

Fleetwood Market is on Adelaide Street, near to St Peter’s Church and the clock tower, adjacent to Dock Street.

It’s a pretty spot, with period stone buildings and the clock tower in the road, with hanging baskets and bedding plants in summer.

The market is also just across the road from St Peter’s Church (below), which has been restored in recent years. With newly cleaned walls, and immaculately maintained gardens it’s a lovely place to pause just for a few minutes on a bench and quietly watch the world go by.

Clock Tower near to the market in Fleetwood town centre
Clock Tower near to the market in Fleetwood town centre

Fleetwood Market sits between two pay and display car parks where residents can park for two free hours a day with their residents permits. The market is open all year round, with indoor and outdoor stalls.

Fleetwood Market, in Fleetwood town centre
Welcome to Fleetwood Market, in Fleetwood town centre

Fleetwood Market is a popular spot with locals and visitors. Coach trips visit each week and local people enjoy the range of goods on offer. Buy just about anything here, from fancy goods, clothes and handbags, through to sweets, ironmongery and vegetables.

North Albert Street

Adjacent to St Peter’s Church, in the area of the market, Lord Street turns into North Albert Street. Here you’ll find Fleetwood Library, and a little further along North Albert Street is Fleetwood Hospital.

Fleetwood Library, North Albert Street
Fleetwood Library, North Albert Street

‘Traditional Seaside’ near to Fleetwood Town Centre

If you were to follow North Albert Street right to the end you’ll reach the North Euston Hotel and The Esplanade.

This is the ‘traditional seaside’ bit of the town, where the period buildings meet Fleetwood seafront. In the next photo you can also see the Upper Lighthouse.

North Euston Hotel and the Upper Lighthouse, not far from Fleetwood town centre
North Euston Hotel and the Upper Lighthouse, not far from Fleetwood town centre

Trams in Fleetwood Town Centre

Fleetwood is one of very few places where trams share the main highway with cars and normal traffic. You can see the tram rails and overhead power cables clearly in the next photo.

Tram lines and overhead power cables along Lord Street in Fleetwood town centre
Tram lines and overhead power cables along Lord Street in Fleetwood town centre

The Blackpool to Fleetwood tramway runs along North Albert Street and Lord Street to Fisherman’s Walk. As the name suggests, the line extends through Cleveleys, along Blackpool seafront to its southernmost point at Squires Gate.

Blackpool Transport operate the trams in Fleetwood. Officially it’s a ‘light railway’.

On selected dates, you will also be able to see, and ride on, the old Heritage Trams in Fleetwood. They operate during events and at peak holiday times.

A Heritage Tram and a new tram, side by side in Fleetwood town centre, at Tram Sunday
A Heritage Tram and a new tram, side by side in Fleetwood town centre, at Tram Sunday

Don’t forget to make a date for Tram Sunday! It’s the one day in the year when Fleetwood town centre is closed to traffic, for the huge event all over the town.

Affinity Lancashire

No visit to Fleetwood would be complete without a trip to Affinity Lancashire. It’s the shopping outlet just off the town centre which used to be called Freeport Fleetwood.

If you travel into Fleetwood by car via the A585 you’ll pass it. Along with Asda, it’s just off the big roundabout as you arrive in the town. If you’re travelling there by bus or tram, you should get off at Fisherman’s Walk on Lord Street. It’s just a short walk from there to the shopping centre.

Affinity Lancashire shopping outlet, not far from Fleetwood town centre
Affinity Lancashire shopping outlet, not far from Fleetwood town centre

Affinity Lancashire is an outlet shopping village with something for everyone. There’s a Next, Clarks shoes, Gap and many other big brand names, plus lots of bargains.

Facilities are good there too. There’s plenty of free parking and it’s also somewhere that you can go if you’ve got a dog. Lots of benches for the dog-sitter to rest and wait while other family members go shopping, and dog bowls for thirsty four legged shoppers! In fact many of the shops are happy for you to take your canine friend in, particularly if he is small enough to carry.

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