Shopping and fashion

Shopping holidays

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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Uncover hidden treasures in the historic Jewellery Quarter

Uncover hidden treasures in the historic Jewellery Quarter

Explore this creative industrial hub in Birmingham and admire Georgian and Victorian architecture.

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands

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Saris and jewellery to spices and dining on the Golden Mile

Saris and jewellery to spices and dining on the Golden Mile

A trip to Leicester isn’t complete without a visit to the Golden Mile.

Location: Leicester, Leicestershire

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Enjoy the ultimate shopping experience in Colchester

Enjoy the ultimate shopping experience in Colchester

Discover easy and interesting shopping in Colchester; with its great mix of big name stores and specialist shops, you’ll be spoilt for choice.

Location: Colchester, Essex

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Discover a seaside shopping paradise

Discover a seaside shopping paradise

Amble is a shopper's paradise, a haven for lovers of local produce, crafts and gifts. Perfect for presents, but don’t forget to treat yourself!

Location: Amble, Northumberland

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Find something special in Southsea

Find something special in Southsea

In Southsea you'll find a wealth of distinctive stores selling everything from retro clothing to antiques just a pebble's throw from the beach.

Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire

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Discover Manchester’s bohemian Northern Quarter

Discover Manchester’s bohemian Northern Quarter

The Northern Quarter offers a truly alternative experience with its array of unique independent retailers, retro boutiques, cafés and bars.

Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester

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Food, fashion and fantastic ales

Food, fashion and fantastic ales

Explore Leeds city centre stopping off along the way to sample the finest local and independent breweries offerings.

Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire

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Fashionistas welcome

Fashionistas welcome

Intu Metrocnetre shopping centre isn't just a fashionistas dream; an Imex cinema, bowling alley and arcade will delight both adults and kids.

Location: Gateshead, Tyne and Wear

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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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Food lovers’ heaven at The Hollies Farm Shop

Food lovers’ heaven at The Hollies Farm Shop

Spend a weekend at The Hollies Farm Shop where you can shop, eat and sleep.

Location: Little Budworth, Cheshire

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Explore Manchester's markets

Explore Manchester's markets

Manchester's varied markets are buzzing with independent traders and great bargains.

Location: Manchester

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City of Bath's Shopping Mecca

City of Bath's Shopping Mecca

Bath shops are a plethora of high street brands, boutique shops and flourishing vintage and antiques markets.

Location: Bath, Somerset

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Enjoy a festive day out to one of Europe's biggest Christmas markets

Enjoy a festive day out to one of Europe's biggest Christmas markets

Wrap up warm and head down to the Manchester Christmas markets this winter to experience a festive array of sights, smells and sounds.

Location: Manchester

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Georgian architecture and modern shopping on Bristol's edge

Georgian architecture and modern shopping on Bristol's edge

Explore an elegant district filled with Georgian architecture and a maze of boutiques, restaurants and cafes close to Clifton Suspension Bridge.

Location: Clifton, Bristol

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Explore the city delights of Derby’s Cathedral Quarter

Explore the city delights of Derby’s Cathedral Quarter

Meander through Derby’s Cathedral Quarter, with arcades and hidden entrances, luxury hotel, specialist stores and independent retailers.

Location: Derby, Derbyshire

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Enjoy a spot of luxury shopping at Royal Exchange

Enjoy a spot of luxury shopping at Royal Exchange

One of Britain’s best-known historical buildings and home to luxury brand stores.

Location: London, Greater London

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Birmingham's Bullring, books and boutiques

Birmingham's Bullring, books and boutiques

Enjoy contemporary architectural and cultural gems as well as its shopping and nightlife.

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands

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Plunder the Markets of Totnes

Plunder the Markets of Totnes

Combining history, alternative therapies, and breathtakingly beautiful countryside, Totnes is a unique and charming market town.

Location: Totnes, Devon

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Browse the boutiques at the Leeds Corn Exchange

Browse the boutiques at the Leeds Corn Exchange

Leeds’ historic Corn Exchange will charm even the most reluctant shopper with its incredible architecture and independent stores.

Location: Leeds, Yorkshire

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Snap up a bargain at Gunwharf Quays

Snap up a bargain at Gunwharf Quays

Head to Gunwharf Quays for a day of shopping, riverside lunches and fun-packed entertainment from bowling to catching the latest blockbuster.

Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire

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