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Drinks in Harrogate

Spirit of Harrogate

Craft gin is the raison d'être of this quaint shop, which local gin brand Slingsby runs as a bottle shop by day and as a convivial setting for gin-tasting sessions by night. On alternate Friday evenings and Saturday…
Gifts & Souvenirs in York

The Shop That Must Not Be Named

Casting a spell over Harry Potter fans, this shop opened on The Shambles – the street said to be the inspiration for Diagon Alley – in 2017. Wands? Tick. Quidditch fan gear? Tick. Potions? Tick. Pure magic for muggl…
Food in York

Shambles Market

Yorkshire cheeses, Whitby fish and local meat make good fodder for self-caterers at this anything-goes market behind Shambles, which also touts arts, crafts and Yorkshire flat caps. The food-court section near where…
Books in York

Fossgate Books

A classic, old-school secondhand bookshop, with towers of books on the floor and a maze of floor-to-ceiling shelves crammed with titles covering every subject under the sun, from crime fiction and popular paperbacks…
Antiques in York

Antiques Centre

A Georgian town house with a veritable maze of rooms and corridors, showcasing the wares of about 120 dealers selling everything from lapel pins and snuffboxes to oil paintings and longcase clocks. And the house is …
Books in York

Ken Spelman Booksellers

This fascinating shop has been selling rare, antiquarian and secondhand books since 1947. With an open fire crackling in the grate in winter, it's a browser's paradise.
Antiques in York

Red House

The goods of about 60 antiques dealers are displayed in 10 showrooms spread over two floors, with items ranging from jewellery and porcelain to clocks and furniture.