Open today 8am - 6pm

Visiting Sailmakers

No matter what it is you might need from your visit to Sailmakers Shopping Centre, it is our aim and to ensure you have the best time possible. With that in mind, we have a number of services and facilities in place to ensure your shopping experience with us is as easy as it can be.

Getting here

Sailmakers is situated in the heart of Ipswich Town Centre, with pedestrian access directly off of Tavern Street on one side, and Crown Street beside the Bus Station on the other.


Sailmakers Shopping Centre,
Tavern Street, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1 3BB

Right in the heart of Ipswich town centre, Sailmakers Shopping Centre is fairly easy to access - although it should be noted that the centre itself does not have its own car park. Instead, the closest car park is located on Peel Street, which is approximately 200 metres away from the entrance. Simply enter our postcode, IP1 3BB, into your SatNav and let your car do the rest.

Conveniently, Ipswich's Bus Station is right next to Sailmakers Shopping Centre, next to Crown Street. Serviced by the following buses: 113, 114, 12, 13, 3, 64, 77, 88, there is also a free Ipswich shuttle bus (number 37) that runs in a loop around the town centre every 15 minutes on a Monday to Friday between 12:00 and 14:00.

The main train station in Ipswich can be found on Burrell Road, which is a short 10-15 minute walk in to the town centre, or a short bus journey with buses running reguallry and full information displayed in the timetable display unit at the train station's bus stop. Served by Greater Anglia trains, it offers direct links to Colchester, Stratford, Bury St. Edmunds, Cambrige, Ely, Peterborough and more.

Opening Hours

Sailmakers is open 7 days a week, please see our opening hours below. To find out individual store opening hours please use the store finder.

Monday: 08.00 – 18.00

Tuesday: 08.00 – 18.00

Wednesday: 08.00 – 18.00

Thursday: 08.00 – 18.00

Friday: 08.00 – 18.00

Saturday: 08.00 – 18.00

Sunday: 10.00 – 16.30

Bank Holidays*: 10.30 – 16.30

*Individual store opening times do vary so please check with stores before visiting.

Christmas Opening Times:

The first Late Night opening until 8pm at Sailmakers will be Thursday 18th November and will then continue every week up to and including Thursday 23rd December.

Other Key dates: – Centre door Opening times over the Christmas period and New Year are as follows.

Xmas Eve Friday 24th December – 8.00 to 18.00 (Normal opening hours)
Xmas Day Saturday 25th December – CLOSED
Boxing Day Sunday 26th December – 10.00 to 16.30 (Normal Sunday opening Hours)
Monday 27th December – 10.00 to 16.30 (Bank Holiday as substitute day for Xmas Day)
Tuesday 28th December – 10.00 to 16.30 (Bank Holiday as substitute day for Boxing Day)
New Year’s Eve Fri 31st December – 8.00 to 18.00 (Normal opening hours)
New Year’s Day Saturday 1st January – CLOSED
Sunday 2nd January – 10.00 to 16.30 (Normal Sunday opening hours)
Monday 3rd January – 10.00 to 16.30 (Bank Holiday as substitute for New

Years Day)

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Sailmakers Shopping

Monday08.00 – 18.00
Tuesday08.00 – 18.00
Wednesday08.00 – 18.00
Thursday08.00 – 18.00
Friday08.00 – 18.00
Saturday09.00 – 18.00
Sunday10.30 – 16.30

Contact us

We love to hear from our shoppers whether that’s good or bad feedback, and there are a number of different ways you can get in contact with us here at Sailmakers Shopping Centre.

For all general enquiries at the centre, delvieries, or security matters, please contact a member of the centre management team:

Mike Sorhaindo, Centre Manager
01473 226386

Clare Peck, Centre Administrator
01473 226386

Centre Security
01473 226386

For all Marketing opportunities and enquiries kindly contact:

Louise Scott
Associate Director
[email protected]

Alternatively, for general enquiries or more information, please fill in the form on this page and a member of team will be in touch with you as soon as possible.


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