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.

22 Experience Results

View results as:

Filter By:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Explore Manchester's markets

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

Location: Manchester

 

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

 

Rummage for antiques in an old railway station

Those with a passion for all-things vintage will feel at home in Bath, a chic Georgian city bursting with vintage markets and retro shops.

Location: Bath, Somerset

 

Indulge in all things vintage in York

‘York Does Vintage’ better than anyone else as the city’s affordable vintage fair in Merchant Adventurers’ Hall transports you to bygone eras.

Location: York, North Yorkshire

 

Enjoy a vintage day out browsing Sheffield’s Antiques Quarter

A flea market with 70 stalls of Retro, Vintage, Arts & Crafts (but no fleas) add even more to Sheffield's Antiques Quarter,

Location: Sheffield, South Yorkshire

 

Birmingham's Bullring, books and boutiques

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

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands

 

Food, fashion and fantastic ales in Leeds

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

Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire

 

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

 

Enjoy shopping and culture on a city break by the sea

Whether you’re looking for top notch restaurants or bohemian independent shopping, Brighton offers urban glamour by the bucket load.

Location: Brighton & Hove, East Sussex

 

Shop in style in the beautiful Victoria Quarter

Marvel at this collection of beautifully restored Victorian shopping arcades in Leeds and browse the luxury shops within them.

Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire

 

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

VisitEngland would like to invite you to take part in a short survey about our website, it should take no more than a couple of minutes.

Go to the survey

To add items to favourites …

… you need to be logged in.

If you already have an account, log in.

Or register a

Access your account

Enter your e-mail address or username.
Enter the password that accompanies your e-mail.
Forgot your password? Recover your account