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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, including many produced on the estate. Watch through …
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 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 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 Gifts & Souvenirs in Jericho & Science Area

Ashmolean Shop

Appropriately enough, the shop at the Ashmolean reflects the scope and variety of Oxford’s finest museum. William Morris would certainly approve – everything is either beautiful or useful, and most are both. From po…
Top Choice Antiques in Ledbury

Malvern Hills Vintage

A vast timber barn 1.5 miles northeast of Ledbury is packed to the rafters with retro, antique and industrial treasures – everything from Victorian lamps and brass cash registers to mahogany dressers, oak-framed mir…
Top Choice Books in City Centre

Blackwell’s

The most famous bookshop in the most studenty of cities, Blackwell’s is, with its vast range of literature, treatises and guilty pleasures, a book-lover’s dream. Be sure to visit the basement Norrington Room, an imm…
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…