Great Britain

Best places for shopping in the UK

The UK is a shopper’s dream, with loads of different shopping destinations scattered across the country. We’ve put together our top pick of the best places for shopping in the UK to help you plan your visit.

Each destination has its own character, but our favourite has to be London with so many different types of shops and boutiques available in one place. From big shopping centres such as Westfield’s in Stratford and Shepherds Bush that home hundreds of different high street brands under one roof, to the more unique shopping experiences of Holborn and Covent Garden, you won’t be disappointed. 


For a high-end shopping experience we would recommend you heading to South Kensington and checking out Harrods’ Department Store. There are also a range of independent Boutiques in this area for you to explore. If you’re looking to go toy shopping, then nothing rivals Hamleys’ in Oxford Street. 

 

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Best places for shopping in the UK

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Shopping in Birmingham

There are loads of shopping centres available for you to enjoy in Birmingham, making it a great day out. The Bullring is the biggest shopping centre in Birmingham with over 200 stores and an impressive, spaceship-style architecture. It also has a range of food and drink options, so you can grab some lunch between shopping.


For something more upmarket head to the Mailbox, a luxury shopping centre in the heart of Birmingham which is full of high-end designer stores, restaurants, and a spa. Other shopping centres include St Andrew’s Shopping Park, Newtown Shopping Centre, and Central Square Shopping Centre.

 
Shopping at Birmingham Bull Ring

The Lanes in Brighton

Shopping in Brighton and Hove

The Lanes in Brighton are well known for their shopping possibilities. Take a wander around the maze of cobbled streets and twisted alleyways and you will be transported back to a simpler time, reinforced by the many antique shops and jewellers located here. This part of Brighton features over 400 independent shops, cafes, and entertainment venues making it well known as an artistic and cultural hub.

Shopping in Manchester

If you are going on holiday in the North of England and looking for a place to go shopping, then Manchester is a great place for you to visit. For international or high street brands you want to head to Manchester Arndale, Trafford Centre, Exchange Square and Market Street. Home of the best British Department Stores like John Lewis, Selfridges, Debenhams and Marks and Spencer’s. 


For designer goods head on over to boutique district around King Street, Spinningfields and new Cathedral Street. For something unique or hand-made make Manchester’s creative heart, The Northern Quarter your next stop. It is the home of vintage shops, record shops, cafes, bars and restaurants.
 
Shopping in Manchester

Woman shopping in Liverpool

Shopping in Liverpool

Liverpool is a great place to visit if you are desperate for some good old retail therapy. The place to head is the Liverpool ONE, a massive shopping complex of 170 retail outlets as well as restaurants, bars, and a multiplex cinema. Liverpool ONE is the home to both high-street and high end retail outlets. This means you will be able to find something that suits every taste and budget.

For something more upmarket head to the Mailbox, a luxury shopping centre in the heart of Birmingham which is full of high-end designer stores, restaurants, and a spa.