|Address:||Market Square , Marlow SL7 3HH
My passion for Home and Kitchen can be shared with like-minded colleagues and customers on a daily basis. Hopefully this inspires them to cook exciting recipes with the exciting products we sell!
Set in the glorious Thames-side town of Marlow, this building is one of our favourites – and certainly has one of the most interesting histories.
Built in 1806 – a generous gift to the town to replace an ageing and rickety market hall – the new town hall building served as a covered market, fire station and assembly rooms. Latterly it served as the town’s prison – the cell can still be seen on the ground floor. Most famously (before Steamer Trading came along, of course!), the building formed part of the Crown Hotel – where Jerome K Jerome stayed whilst he was writing ‘Three Men in a Boat’.
Steamer Trading opened its doors in 2008 following an extensive restoration of the building, which even involved repairing the town clock. To commemorate the former use of the building, we built a replica of the Grade II*-listed building and installed it in the shop as display shelves.
Marlow is one of our largest cookshops, as well as one of the most beautiful, we’re sure you’ll enjoy a visit. As well as expert, friendly advice and a warm welcome, we’ve also got one of our very widest selctions of cookware, glassware and tableware. So whatever your kitchen has set its heart on, we’re sure you’ll find it here.
We’re only 45 minutes from West London so Marlow is a great place to shop, stroll along the river, work up an appetite watching the rowers (Sir Steve Redgrave is a member of Marlow Rowing Club) and then enjoy lunch in a town with some of the very finest restaurants in England. Just be warned, once you visit Marlow, you may never want to leave!
How to find us
As the former Town Hall, you’ll find us prominently located at the very top of the High Street – just look out for the obelisk in the centre of the road. By car, Marlow has free on-street parking or there is car parking behind our shop on Riley Road. Marlow train station is located a 15 minute walk from the town centre or there are regular bus services. If you’re arriving by boat, we’re a 5 minute walk from the river.
The shop is located on a single level and generally access is good, although there are a couple of shallow steps to the rear of the ground floor (a ramp is available upon request). There is a separate café and restaurant on the first floor, and lift access is available from within the shop.