Visitor Information

All you wish to know about Harpur Centre


Harpur Centre Opening Times

  • Monday 9am - 5.30pm
  • Tuesday 9am - 5.30pm
  • Wednesday 9am - 5.30pm
  • Thursday 9am - 5.30pm
  • Friday 9am - 5.30pm
  • Saturday 9am - 5.30pm
  • Sunday 10am - 4pm

Bank Holiday Opening Times
10am – 5pm

Parking at the Harpur Centre

We have a short stay Pay on Foot car park underneath the shopping centre with spaces for 92 cars. Disabled parking is available. Alternative 24 hour car parking is available nearby in River Street car park. Please check our COVID-19 page to see if the car park is open.

The Harpur Centre is proud to be associated with safe parking and has for numerous years, held the Park Mark Safer Parking Award.

Tariffs (Monday to Saturday
06:00 – 22:00)

  • Up to 1 hour – £1.30
  • Up to 2 hours - £2.00
  • Up to 3 hours - £4.00
  • Up to 4 - £5.00
  • Over 4 hours - £10.00

Free Parking on a Sunday
08:00 - 20:00
  • Travelling to us? Let us help with directions...

    The Harpur Centre is easily accessible by road from the A6 and only a few minutes drive from Junction 13 of the M1 or the A1 Black Cat Roundabout. If you are using a sat nav, please use MK40 1TJ as this will bring you straight to our basement car park. If you are travelling by train, we are only a five minute walk from Bedford Train Station or a short bus ride if you are carrying shopping bags on your way home. Our newly redeveloped Bedford Bus Station is less than a one minute walk away and taxis are available on our doorstep. Cycle racks are also available for those who prefer healthy, green travel!

  • Facilities at Harpur Centre

    Toilets, Disabled Facilities, Baby Change, Photobooths & Lost Property. Please check our COVID-19 page for whether these services are currently available.

    The Harpur Centre is delighted to announce that we have won not one, but TWO ‘Loo of the Year’ awards for our wonderful cleaning team and brilliant toilet facilities!
    loo award

  • Free Wi-Fi at Harpur Centre

    Checking in at Harpur Centre couldn't be easier with our free Wi-Fi service. Simply access from your laptop or mobile and follow the on-screen prompts.

  • Disability Confident

    Disability Confident