Shopping holidays

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

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

Location: Ellesmere Port, Cheshire

 

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

 

Go shopping medieval-style along The Shambles

Travel back in time along one of Europe’s best-preserved medieval shopping streets, with cheerful cafés and quirky shops in timber-framed buildings.

Location: York, North Yorkshire

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Splash your cash in the Victoria Quarter

A haven for designer brands, the award-winning Victoria Quarter is renowned as one of England’s finest shopping destinations.

Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire

 

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

 

Find the perfect outfit at Trentham Shopping Village

Situated on a beautiful estate you’ll experience shopping in a charming timber lodge village.

Location: Trentham, Staffordshire

 

Uncover Newcastle Highbridge Street

A cobbled hideaway off the Georgian grandeur of Grey Street, High Bridge is a must visit to uncover independent shopping and the city’s oldest pub!

Location: Newcastle, Tyne and Wear

 

Discover the Lanes and North Laine

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

Location: Brighton & Hove, East Sussex

 

Shop with a difference in medieval Shrewsbury

Shop in Shrewsbury - one of the few places where the independent shops still outnumber the 'big chains'.

Location: Shrewsbury, Shropshire

 

Seek out special seasonal gifts at historic Greenwich Market

Visit Greenwich Market, at the heart of a World Heritage Site, for stalls selling delightful art, craft, fashion, jewellery, vintage and collectibles.

Location: Greenwich, London

 

A shopping weekend in Birmingham

Enjoy great shopping and cutting edge art on a break to this buzzing city.

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands

 

Enjoy an up market shopping experience in Beverley

The bustling market town of Beverley has many high street names, independent stores and antiques centre.

Location: Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire

 

Explore Manchester's markets

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

Location: Manchester

 

Enjoy lavish shopping at Bicester Village

From Prada to the White Company, vintage to catwalk fashions, Bicester Village is the destination for shopaholics everywhere to head to.

Location: Bicester, Oxfordshire

 

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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