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Top Choice Books in Alnwick

Barter Books

Coal fires, velvet ottomans, reading rooms and a cafe make this secondhand bookshop in Alnwick's Victorian former railway station wonderfully atmospheric. It's responsible for the renaissance of the WWII 'Keep Calm …
Top Choice Market in Clerkenwell, Shoreditch & Spitalfields

Sunday UpMarket

The Sunday Upmarket (which in fact opens Saturdays and Sundays) sprawls within the beautiful red-brick buildings of the Old Truman Brewery. You'll find young designers in the Backyard Market, a drool-inducing array …
Top Choice Food & Drinks in Ludlow

Ludlow Food Centre

More than 80% of the cheeses, meats, breads, fruit and vegetables are sourced from the surrounding region and tantalisingly displayed at this enormous farm shop stocking over 4000 products in all. Watch through view…
Top Choice Food in Kendal

Low Sizergh Barn

A prodigious selection of Lakeland goodies are available at this farm shop, just outside Kendal on the A590. There's also a farm trail and woodland walk to follow if the weather's nice, and you can watch the cows be…
Top Choice Department Store in The West End

Fortnum & Mason

With its classic eau-de-Nil (pale green) colour scheme, 'the Queen's grocery store' established in 1707 refuses to yield to modern times. Its staff – men and women – still wear old-fashioned tailcoats and its glamor…
Top Choice Coffee in Lancaster

Atkinsons Coffee Roasters

Atkinsons is one of Britain's most prestigious coffee merchants, serving up all kinds of exotic beans and loose leaf teas since 1840. It has been at this location since 1901: inside, the walls are covered in origina…
Top Choice Books in Kensington & Hyde Park

John Sandoe Books

The perfect antidote to impersonal book superstores, this atmospheric three-storey bookshop in 18th-century premises is a treasure trove of literary gems and hidden surprises. It's been in business for six decades a…
Top Choice Market in North London

Stables Market

Connected to the Lock Market, the Stables is the best part of the Camden Market complex, with antiques, Asian artefacts, rugs, retro furniture and clothing. As the name suggests, it used to be an old stables complex…
Top Choice Drinks in Ledbury

Three Counties Cider Shop

The aroma of apples pervades this charming little shop filled with artisan cider, perry and juices from producers in three counties (Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Gloucestershire). A dozen ciders and perries are…
Top Choice Books in Eastbourne

Camilla’s Bookshop

Literally packed to the rafters with over half a million musty volumes, this incredible secondhand-book repository, an interesting amble from the train station, fills three floors of a crumbling Victorian town house…