Shop until you drop in some of the UK’s best shopping cities
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Britain has no shortage of splendid shopping destinations, so if you are looking to indulge in a serious dose of retail therapy, here are some of your best options:
The largest variety of shops in Britain is not surprisingly found in its capital. The shopper’s mecca is Harrods, noted for its glamour, luxury and high prices.
If you don’t have the budget for high-end luxury goods, then a visit to Portobello Road or Camden Markets are where you will find a bargain.
Chester gives you a unique opportunity to shop in the historical medieval two-storey shopping streets. Though you will find all the famous high street brands in Chester, there are many privately owned specialist shops that sell individual items that you won’t find in modern shopping malls.
Staying in the North, Manchester has a huge range of shops. In the city centre there, is the Arndale Centre where even on the rainiest Manchester day you can shop in covered comfort.
For fashion, head to King Street which is packed with designer clothes shops.
A mile or two from the city is the Trafford Centre, one of Britain’s largest shopping malls. It has a huge car park that offers free parking.
Birmingham city centre has seen many changes over the last few years, and now houses prestige stores like Selfridges and Harvey Nichols.
Jewellery lovers should go to the Jewellery Quarter district to find more than 100 specialist craftsmen.
The large covered market is where you will find everyday items at bargain prices.
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