Shopping and fashion

Shopping holidays combine the exhilaration of a city break with the thrill of splashing out on bits and pieces that take your fancy. In other words, they’re brilliant. England’s cities possess a tempting mix of posh department stores, quirky vintage and independent shops and high-street fashion brands that lead the world. Shopping breaks also mean some sightseeing, lunching in fine style and recuperating with a cocktail. Don’t forget to look up: often a city’s shopping district is based in its historic centre where the buildings are as beautiful and awe-inspiring as the shiny goods they house.

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Retail heaven at Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet

Retail heaven at Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet

Spend the day in the incredible shops with fabulous discounts across hundreds of designers, there’s every reason to splurge.

Location: Ellesmere Port, Cheshire

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Curios and vintage shopping

Curios and vintage shopping

If you’re looking for a new wardrobe, lose yourself in Bristol.

Location: Bristol

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 Shop at a market that dates back to Saxon times

Shop at a market that dates back to Saxon times

The first written record of a market in Norwich is in the 1086 Domesday Book - that’s quite a history of wheeling and dealing.

Location: Norwich, Norfolk

Historic sites and icons
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A shopping weekend in Birmingham

A shopping weekend in Birmingham

Great shopping and cutting edge art in Britain's second city.

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands

Museums, galleries and libraries
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Georgian architecture and modern shopping on Bristol's edge

Georgian architecture and modern shopping on Bristol's edge

Stroll through one of England's finest commercial districts, and pick up a local treat.

Location: Clifton, Bristol

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Go shopping in Little Chelsea

Go shopping in Little Chelsea

Explore the Victorian shopping streets of Little Chelsea in Eastbourne for contemporary homewares, art galleries and restored antiques.

Location: Eastbourne, East Sussex

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Go pottery factory shopping in England’s ceramics capital

Go pottery factory shopping in England’s ceramics capital

Pick up anything, from fancy dinner services to pretty china tea sets, in any one of the city’s famous pottery factory shops.

Location: Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire

Luxury and indulgence
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Heritage, history and shopping on the Rows in Chester

Heritage, history and shopping on the Rows in Chester

Chester’s Rows are amazing two-tiered medieval galleries that are now home to some of the best shops in the city.

Location: Chester, Cheshire

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Explore Newcastle's unique boutiques

Explore Newcastle's unique boutiques

NewcastleGateshead has it all; unique boutiques and tailored shopping within strolling distances with cafés and eateries to help you recharge and re-stock your new wardrobe.

Location: Newcastle, Tyne and Wear

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Discover the Lanes and North Laine

Discover the Lanes and North Laine

The Lanes were originally the centre of the sleepy fishing village of Brighthelmstone.

Location: Brighton & Hove, East Sussex

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Salts Mill

Salts Mill

Packed to its Victorian rafters with independent traders.

Location: Bradford, West Yorkshire

Museums, galleries and libraries
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A little taste of heaven at Hoar Cross Hall Spa Resort

A little taste of heaven at Hoar Cross Hall Spa Resort

A Grade II listed stately home retreat that pairs period style with modern luxury and attentive service.

Location: Burton on Trent, Staffordshire

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Find something dazzling in Europe’s largest jewellery quarter

Find something dazzling in Europe’s largest jewellery quarter

Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter is home to more diamond rings, finishing touches and tokens of love than anywhere else in Europe.

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands

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Pick up a bargain at Camden's Stables Market

Pick up a bargain at Camden's Stables Market

Visit the Stables Market in Camden and pick up affordable vintage fashion, cheap street food and quirky souvenirs – all without breaking the bank.

Location: Camden, Greater London

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Discover the cultural charms of Leeds

Discover the cultural charms of Leeds

Leeds caters for every particular taste, whether you’re a fitness fanatic, shopaholic or just like to party till dawn.

Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire

City
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Picnic Boat on the River Dart

Picnic Boat on the River Dart

A glorious combination of two great loves of the English: boating and picnics.

Location: Dartmouth, Devon

Unique Experiences
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Explore the shops in the Regency town of Royal Leamington Spa

Explore the shops in the Regency town of Royal Leamington Spa

Enjoy an eclectic shopping trip where high street names meet independent boutiques.

Location: Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire

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Shopping in East London

Shopping in East London

Shop after shop selling vintage goodies and fledgling designer pieces makes this London area a clothes shopping Nirvana.

Location: London, Greater London

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Shop for antiques in a charming market town

Shop for antiques in a charming market town

Thanks to pretty market towns like Oakham and Uppingham, England’s smallest historic county is spoilt with independent boutiques and antique shops.

Location: Rutland

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The Lowry

The Lowry

Check out the sunlight glinting off the aluminium of The Lowry theatre and gallery complex.

Location: Salford, Greater Manchester

Culture

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