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Address: Steamer Trading, 18-19 Market Hill , Cambridge CB2 3NR
United Kingdom
Phone: 01223 312482
Opening Time:
Sun: 10:00 - 16:00
Mon: 09:30 - 17:30
Tue: 09:30 - 17:30
Wed: 09:30 - 17:30
Thu: 09:30 - 17:30
Fri: 09:30 - 17:30
Sat: 09:30 - 17:30

Opened in 2010, we’re very proud of our shop in Cambridge. Situated on the Market Place, our grade II-listed building dates back to 1937 - and at the time won an RIBA medal and praise from the architectural historian Pevsner as the ‘best modern building in Cambridge’.

When we found the site for our shop, it was in a sad state. Two tiny frontages sat side by side, having been empty for some years. We bravely took on the job of joining them together and creating a wonderful central staircase to enter the basement. Where previous shopkeepers had replaced the original bronze shopfront, we found an artistic metalworker to restore it to its 1930’s glory. You’ll even find a unique bronze ‘Steamer Trading’ sign.

The shop is a real emporium, offering the best selection of kitchenware – from knives to coffee machines, cookware to bakeware, toasters to tools, along with the very best advice – to be found in the city. Come in, have a browse, try an espresso, ask our advice – or just pop in for a chat. Our friendly staff will always make you feel welcome.

How to find us

Steamer Trading is at 18-19 Market Hill, Cambridge,CB2 3NR - we’re beside Market Street and Rose Crescent. The building itself has a lovely colonnade in front of it – wonderful for keeping out of the rain, but it means you do have to look a little harder to see our shop!

The centre of Cambridge has limited access for cars, but there is easy parking nearby at the Grand Arcade (2 minutes' walk). Bicycles are, of course, a popular option for getting around Cambridge – but remember to bring a basket for all of your lovely new kitchen goodies.

Cambridge Station is a 10 minute walk and there are plenty of local bus services.


There is good accessibility to the ground floor, which is all on one level. There is an easy to navigate staircase to the lower ground floor, but no lift. Should you require any assistance for your visit, please let us know and we will be very happy to make arrangements for you – just ask any of our helpful team.

Awards for Steamer Trading Cambridge

‘Best Cookshop in Cambridge’ – Housewares Magazine ‘Mystery Shopper’, 2011

Contact Us
You can call us during store opening hours, or email or write to us using the details below - or, of course, you can come in and see us – we’ll always make you welcome!

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