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Tunsgate Shop Moves – Where Will Your Favourite Tunsgate Shop Go?

Published on: 28 Aug, 2015
Updated on: 31 Aug, 2015

If one of your favourite shops used to be in Tunsgate Square but has now disappeared you might be wondering what to do. Never fear, the information you require is here in The Dragon, just read on…

Chesca LogoChesca has already moved to 5 Market Street.

They say: “We are really pleased with their new location on Market Street and love the community feel between the shops Julia Jones – manager commented that it feels like “its own village in the town”.

“We will be hosting a new season preview event on Saturday 5th September with light refreshments and goodie bags featuring products from other businesses from the street.

Chesca Shop Front“Looking ahead to Christmas, Chesca will be offering a great new season of occasionwear.

“Weddings, weekend entertaining, cruises… who wouldn’t want to look their best with a brand new wardrobe that ticks all the fashion trends and makes the most of your shape, especially your curves.

“Chesca does all that and more with its collection, featuring fabulous dresses and jackets in luxe silks and chiffons, ideal for weddings or for that voyage of a lifetime. Coordinating jerseys from top to toe, quilted outerwear for day and floating chiffons for night.”


Tiny Tangles logo 2Tiny Tangles has already moved to 12 Jeffries Passage

They say: “Tiny Tangles loves its new location on Jeffries Passage. It has a real homely feel to the street. The new store has two floors with the ground floor aimed at the younger children and upstairs the older ones.

“We have a great range of different services, you can even host a private party in the salon. Plans for the future include masterclasses and hair plaiting courses.

Tiny Tangles 2 “Come and get your child’s hair cut in a fun and stimulating environment. Our stylists are skilled, well qualified and friendly, which ensures a high-quality experience for both adults and children.

“With five themed cutting stations, each with its own flat screen TV, children will be entertained during their hair cut, which allows a positive experience for both parents and children.

“While the children are busy you can also be busy! Whether catching up with work or surfing the net, parents can utilise their time by using the free WIFI access in the salon.

“To enhance this unique experience, Tiny Tangles offers a range of organic hair products, specifically designed for children; as well as pocket money toys, hair accessories, and refreshments.”


Others moving soon…

Screen Shot 2015-08-23 at 21.01.22Harvey Jones Kitchens will be moving to 9 Tunsgate – just across the road from where they are currently located – and opening late September.

They say: “Our philosophy is to offer understated, premium-quality cabinetry, combined with the best in thoughtful design and service, whilst always offering exceptional value for money.

“All of our kitchens are designed and made to order, unique to the needs of their owners. No matter what sort of look you choose for your home, our talented designers are on hand to make your dream space a reality.”


Ikon Menswear logoIkon Menswear will be moving to 10 Tunsgate and opening early the first week of September.

Justin and Guy are excited about this new beginning. In a freshly fitted out shop, showing off the Autumn Winter collections from Hugo Boss, Armani Collection and Jeans, Jeffrey West Shoes, 7 For All Mankind Jeans and Without Prejudice Tailoring.

They say: “You’ll be sure of a great welcome, so see you soon.”


Tanning Shop logoTanning Shop will be moving to 181 High street and opening mid September

They say: “The Tanning Shop established in 1990, nobody knows more about the do’s and don’ts of indoor tanning.

“Whether you choose to use a stand up or lay down sunbed or prefer a spray tan, we promise we won’t just change the way you look – we’ll change the way you look at tanning and wellness forever.”


Babylon logoBabylon will be moving from Tunsgate Square to 18-19 White Lion Walk where they will open early September.

Babylon are excited to be moving to the White Lion Walk shopping centre. They hope to engage with new customers in their new location and bring something different to the centre.

They say: “The Babylon trading company has over 25 years of experience in offering unique and eclectic furniture and lifestyle products, from flower print kimonos to our contemporary oak dining tables.

“Our Guildford store offers a unique blend of lifestyle products for the home, all carefully selected to create an individual style. There’s a choice in truly sublime ranges of oak and reclaimed teak furniture, stylish wall art, beautiful silver jewellery, wonderful gift ideas, luxurious home textiles and some hip lifestyle clothing and footwear.”


C&H Fabrics have a different lease to the other shops and say that they intend to continue trading during the re-development project.

The Continental Cafe, it is understood, will be closing down its planned move to Woking having fallen through.

Heal’s and Barbour have closed their Guildford branches.

The Sofa Workshop is moving to the former LomBok shop (originally the Horse & Groom pub) opposite the library in North Street.

Information kindly provided by Experience Guildford.

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Responses to Tunsgate Shop Moves – Where Will Your Favourite Tunsgate Shop Go?

  1. Jordan Grigg Reply

    August 28, 2015 at 8:59 pm

    The Continental Cafe is no longer moving to Woking.

    Glad to see everyone moving on from Tunsgate though, just sad to see the cafe closing up for good.

    Thank you. Article updated. Ed

  2. Valerie Pearson Reply

    August 30, 2015 at 12:01 pm

    Can anyone tell me where the statute is going that was in Tunsgate – and when will the area be re-opened?

  3. David Smith Reply

    September 1, 2015 at 12:57 pm

    Its really encouraging to see these tenants take units in the town that have been empty for some time.

    I for one will be glad to see the former Lombok shop brought back into use – it has be boarded up for years now.

    Goodness knows how C&H Fabrics will trade with all of the other shops gone and the developers trying to build a second storey?! I hope they are not delaying what will be an exciting scheme.

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