Shopping Guides

Shopping Guides for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Includes city shopping guides for major cities in the UK looking at a range of high street shopping, outlets and local markets. Find guides to major UK shopping malls and retail outlets. The guides include information on local shopping facilities and amenities, how to get here, contact details, local maps & travel information & tips for visitors.

Shopping has increasingly become a leisure activity, the popularity of shopping centres with everything under one roof or close by with shops, outlets, boutiques, cafes, restaurants, cinema and entertainment facilities mean that shopping is one of the UK’s most popular activities. In recent years, weekend shopping breaks have become popular with short breaks available to shopping destinations across the UK.

England includes a number of famous shopping facilities including high street shopping with world famous shopping streets including Oxford Street, Regent Street, Bond Street and Carnaby Street in central London. Famous markets in the capital include Camden Market, Spitalfields Market and Portabello Road Market where visitors can find a range of stalls selling everything from antiques, to clothing, music, art and much more. Large shopping malls across England include the MetroCentee in Newcastle, Trafford Centre in Manchester, Liverpool ONE in Liverpool, Bluewater in Kent and Lakeside in Thurrock.

There are a number of Designer Outlets in England usually located in out of town locations offering discounts up to 70% on well known designer brands and high street names. Designer outlets include Cheshire Oaks in Ellesmere Port, Ashford Outlet in Ashford, Kent, Freeport Braintree in Essex and Bicester Village in Bicester in Oxfordshire.

Scotland offers visitors a choice of shopping with high street shopping available in Princes Street and George Street in Edinburgh, the historic street offer plenty of Scottish charm and history. The Princes Street shopping centre and St James shopping centre include a choice of stores, cafes and outlets. Ocean Terminal is a shopping and leisure complex located on the waterfront, a few miles from Edinburgh city centre. Glasgow is one of the UK’s top shopping destinations the St Enoch Centre, Buchanan Galleries and Argyll Arcade shopping centres offer a choice of shops, cafes and restaurants in the city. Famous markets in Glasgow include Barras Market selling a mix of goods with clothing, fashion, antique furniture, computer games and more.

Wales is well known for its arcade shopping centres, in Cardiff visitors can find a number of Victorian arcades that date back to the 18th century, many still retain period features and includes dozens of unique cafes and stores offering visitors a unique experience. The historic arcades are home to many cafes, delis, vintage and craft shops. St David’s shopping centre includes over 60 stores including well known high street names.

Northern Ireland includes the shopping facilities in Belfast such as the CastleCourt Shopping Centre in the city centre, with over 70 stores it is one of the largest shopping malls in Northern Ireland. The Outlet is a designer shopping outlet located south of Belfast with designer brands along with high street names. St George's Market is one of the oldest attractions in Belfast with a range of locally produced produce.

Belfast Shopping Guide

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Birmingham Shopping Guide

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Bluewater Shopping Centre Guide

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Buchanan Galleries Shopping Centre

Glasgow City Centre Shopping more

Bullring Shopping Centre Guide

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Cardiff Shopping Guide

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Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet Guide

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Edinburgh Shopping Guide

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Glasgow Shopping Guide

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Lakeside Shopping Centre Guide

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Leeds Shopping Guide

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Liverpool Shopping Guide

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London Markets

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London Shopping Guide

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Manchester Shopping Guide

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Meadowhall Shopping Centre Guide

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MetroCentre Shopping Centre Guide

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Newcastle Shopping Guide

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Trafford Centre Guide

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