England shopping

Top Choice Market in Clerkenwell, Shoreditch & Spitalfields

Sunday Upmarket

The Sunday Upmarket (also open on Saturday) sprawls among the beautiful brick buildings of the Old Truman Brewery on both sides of Brick Lane between Hanbury and Buxton Sts. Vintage fiends, fashionistas and foodies …
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 over six deca…
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 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

Liberty

One of London's most recognisable shops, Liberty department store has a white-and-wood-beam Tudor Revival facade that lures shoppers in to browse luxury contemporary fashion, homewares, cosmetics and accessories, al…
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 glamo…
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 Market in North London

Stables Market

Connected to the Lock Market, the Stables overflows with antiques, Asian artefacts, rugs, retro furniture and clothing. As the name suggests, it used to be a stables, where up to 800 horses (who worked hauling barge…
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…