Big Shop Friday is a non-profit artist-led organisation and arts space based in central Milton Keynes, operating on the ground floor of a multi-storey carpark at centre:mk.

We run occasional events, exhibitions and talks. Look back at some of our previous acitivity if you want to get an idea of what’s gone on before.

We’re a flexible, ever-changing space which relfects our own varied interests and tastes. We’re open to collaborate and work with others so you just need to start a conversation. 

During the day we sell magazines and artist books that you can’t find anywhere else in MK.

’s plenty of WiFi to go around, the best coffee in Milton Keynes c/o Carlo Scarito and somewhere to sit and work (or pretend to) and meet up with others during the day, at lunch or after work. There’s free access to our Reading room and coming soon bookable screen printing sessions on our in-house carousel.

Read more background here.

Big Shop Friday
Ground Floor
centre:mk Multi Storey Car Park
Marlborough Gate*
Milton Keynes

* Access on Midsummer Boulevard

Opening times
Wednesday–Friday: 10am to 5pm
Sometimes open late – check insta for updates.

Last week of the month
Last Fridays: open till 11pm
Saturday: 12 to 4pm (during exhibition)

We are dog friendly :)


We are located on the ground floor with step-free access, bicycle and car parking are located right outside the Shop. We also have a couple of spaces for bicycles inside, it just depends how busy we are and if Daniel or Roisin both cycled in.

We have accessible toilet facilities, but no baby-change. John Lewis, centre:mk and MK Gallery are all walkable if you need an alternative.

We record the audio of our talks and are looking into a written transcript service. Please get in touch if you want to know more or if you would use this resource.

Most of our events are free, but occasionaly we charge to cover our own costs for hosting or contribute to speaker fees etc. If you have any difficulty or issue with payment for any of our paid-for events please get in touch: bigshopfriday@gmail.com in complete confidence. Anyone in full or part-time education can access our paid events for free. You’ll need to bring some sort of proof with you when you turn up.

Parents/guardians/aunties/uncles etc.
If you are bringing children please check the event details before coming down incase there is any imagery/language that might not suitable.