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IGL Boutique is Now Open

This month we’re giving a warm Lion Walk welcome to IGL Boutique. Among our fabulous Jubilee celebrations, the Mayor and Mayoress of Colchester came down to Lion Walk themselves to cut the ribbon and open up the new shop offering handmade gemstone jewellery, ladies’ fashion, accessories, handbags and more.

However, IGL ( is not just about fashion. They’re about feeling good about yourself, empowering yourself and inspiring women to feel confident, peaceful and happy. They believe that beauty comes from within.

Their handpicked fashion collection ranges from summer silks, cotton and linens to winter wools and cashmere. In addition, the shop offers an extensive range of beautiful and affordable fashion accessories to suit all shapes, styles and sizes. There’s also a handpicked leather and non-leather collection of fashion bags to browse for all styles and budgets.

Our favourite part of IGL Boutique is the handmade collection, which is exclusive to the store and handmade by Karen. She crafts affordable, bespoke jewellery made from sterling silver, including gemstone jewellery which perfectly flaunts the attributes of crystals and gemstones. What we like about the handmade collection is that it’s an opportunity to own a unique piece of jewellery – both beautiful and inspiring.

Finally, IGL Boutique offers an affordable collection of gifts, handpicked to be inspirational and personal whether it’s a gift to yourself, for a friend or for a loved one.

Lids lands in Colchester


inside the lids store colchester

With over 1,200 locations in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico, Lids is the largest sports retailer in North America. We’re happy to announce that Lids has now opened up one of its UK stores right here at Lion Walk!

Offering the city of Colchester a wide selection of American licensed and branded apparel and headwear, it’s time to find your unique style or express your passion for your favourite MLB, NFL or NBA team.

Expect a large assortment of hats and jerseys and carry top brands like Nike, New Era, Adidas and Mitchell and Ness. There are over 1,000 hat options to choose so we think it’s safe to say that Lids is the best place in Colchester to buy a hat!

staff outside lids store

For the latest products and styles, get involved with #LidsLoyal on Instagram or follow @lids & @lids_uk.

Men’s Summer Guide

School’s out and summer is in full swing. It’s the perfect time to take a holiday and get away from it all. But, before you go, make sure you’re prepared.

Whether it’s relaxing on a hot beach in the Caribbean, a sightseeing tour of San Fran or an adventure staycation, our men’s guide will leave you looking good and feeling great. And, it’s all available at Lion Walk!

Hays Travel – Holiday Destinations – From £279

Firstly, you need to pick where you’re going. If you’re looking for an exciting holiday destination then Hays Travel on Lion Walk has you covered. With a range of holidays available, you can escape to your favourite destinations abroad.

Holiday Destinations range from £279 to £3540

Boots – Polarised Sunglasses – £33

These polarised sunglasses with a matt gunmetal frame are an affordable and stylish way to protect your eyes during your exciting time abroad. Polarised lenses help reduce glare, which is ideal if you’re spending a lot of time by the sea or in the pool. Pick them up in Boots for just £33.

JD – Nike Victori One Sliders – £28

It depends on your kind of holiday, but if you’re heading somewhere warm this summer, a pair of Nike Victori One Sliders from JD are ideal for maximum comfort and style. They’re designed to be comfortable with a contoured footbed so whilst you can take these to the beach, you can also wear them for some light exploration in the summer heat.

Primark –  Flamingo Print Swim Shorts – £5

flamingo shorts

Flamingos are in at the moment and we’re fulling embracing them here at Lion Walk. Thanks to Primark you can stay in style for just £5. Imagine wearing these Flamingo Print Swim Shorts as you emerge from the water on a warm Barbados beach or as you sunbathe by a cool swimming pool.

Primark – Tropical Print Shirt – £10

Add a tropical vibe to your holiday wardrobe for just £10 at Primark. Perfect for adding a bit of colour and style to your eveningwear.

Summer Wardrobe Edit 2022

Summer is officially here and with it comes better weather and a new wardrobe edit! Lion Walk Shopping Centre has a range of stores to choose from when it comes to creating the perfect summer look. Here’s our selection of favourites available right here at Lion Walk.

RIVER ISLAND – Green Ombre Maxi Dress


green ombre maxi dress

During summer, everything is brighter, happier and… greener. This green ombre maxi dress brings out every summer shade of green and is perfect for both daytime and evening wear.

PRIMARK – Fabric Strap Flip Flops


primark flip flops

Whether you’ve booked a summer holiday or not, these fabric strap flip-flops will carry you fashionably into the season. They’re understated yet stylish, meaning you can pair them with dresses, skirts, bikinis or even your favourite kaftan!

NEW LOOK – White Denim Mom Shorts


white mom shorts

We’re still rocking the mom shorts here at Lion Walk, but with a simple colour change from blue to white, you can instantly transform any look into a stylish summer ensemble. We’re definitely using this trick this season.

M&S – Cotton Rich Macramé Shoulder Bag


cotton bag

No accessory gives us more summer vibes than this cotton-rich shoulder bag from M&S. Woven in an intricate macramé design, it has a canvas pouch lining that’s attached to the bag and features a drawstring fastening to keep your belongings organised.

JD – Nike Futura Wash Bucket Hat


nike hat

Stay cool and look cool. Summer isn’t all about sand and sea. This bucket hat from Nike is giving us top-level festival vibes. We’re thinking Glastonbury, Wireless and Parklife.

Welcome to The Courtyard

The Courtyard is coming to Lion Walk this summer in association with Vacay Bar.


Whether you’re looking for some chilled family time or a few drinks with your mates in the summer sun, The Courtyard is waiting for you! Join us all summer long for locally made pizza, cocktails, live entertainment, family games and summer garden vibes.


The Launch


The Courtyard opens on Friday 29th July at Lion Walk for an exciting, event-packed launch weekend:
Friday 29th July
Sarah Louise Live Vocals – 12pm to 5pm
Khanage MixtroniX – 7pm to 11pm
Saturday 30th July
Chilled Vibes – 12pm to 6pm
DJ Bungee – 7pm to 11pm
Sunday 31st July
Food & Drinks
Chilled vibes all day long

After the exciting launch, The Courtyard will be open at the following times:

Friday and Saturday from 12pm-11pm
Sunday from 12-6pm.
Monday – Thursday 12-6pm (weather permitting)



We look forward to seeing you there!