|Address:||Steamer Trading, 41-42 Burgate , Canterbury CT1 2HW
Since Thomas Becket’s murder at the cathedral in 1170 - and the pilgrimages that followed - provided Geoffrey Chaucer with the material for ‘The Canterbury Tales’, the city has been one of the most visited in England. With parts of Canterbury designated a Unesco World Heritage site, the city today remains a must-see place.
Our shop, on the Buttermarket, is right in the centre of historic Canterbury – we’re just a few steps away from the gates of the Cathedral. Our jettied, four-storey Grade-II listed building is a real Canterbury landmark and a popular meeting place for residents and visitors alike.
You’ll find our store a really exciting place to explore – with beams, grand staircases and plenty of history, fantastic kitchenware and lots of good old-fashioned service – just make sure you can tear yourself away to explore the rest of the city!
Canterbury and East Kent is also fast acquiring a reputation as a foodie destination, with many fantastic local restaurants and food shops placing an emphasis on local sourcing. We think it would make a wonderful place to visit for a special weekend, mixing a feast for the eyes, the soul and the appetite!
How to find us
We’re on the corner of Burgate and The Buttermarket – just off the main High Street. Head for the Cathedral and you can’t miss us.
There is plenty of parking within an easy walk from our shop – Queningate, White Friars and Watling Street car parks are amongst the closest.
Canterbury East and Canterbury West train stations are a ten minute walk and the city is well served by public transport.
Our shop is very historic and charming, but does have three levels (basement, ground and first). The staircases are very wide and easy to navigate but there is no lift. However, our staff will assist in any way possible – please just ask.
Awards for Steamer Trading Canterbury
Housewares Magazine ‘Mystery Shop – Best for Cookware in Canterbury’ 2012 - Winner