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Top Choice Clothing in West London

Portobello Road Market

Lovely on a warm summer's day, Portobello Road Market is an iconic London attraction with an eclectic mix of street food, fruit and veg, antiques, curios, collectables, vibrant fashion and trinkets. Although the sho…
Top Choice Books in Alnwick

Barter Books

If you're familiar with the renaissance of the WWII 'Keep Calm and Carry On' slogan, it's thanks to this wonderfully atmospheric secondhand bookshop in Alnwick's Victorian former railway station. While converting th…
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 Department Store in The West End

Fortnum & Mason

With its classic eau de nil colour scheme, London’s oldest grocery store (established 1707), refuses to yield to modern times. Its staff still clad in old-fashioned tailcoats, its glamorous food hall supplied with h…
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 almost 60 yea…
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 Sports & Outdoors in Keswick

George Fisher

Quite possibly the most famous outdoors shop in the Lake District, founded in 1967 and still the place where discerning hikers go to buy their gear (even if it is a bit more expensive than the chains). There are thr…
Top Choice Food in Craster

Robson & Sons

Four generations have operated this traditional fish smokers; loyal customers include the Royal Family. It's best known for its kippers, but also smokes salmon and other fish.
Top Choice Books in Oxford

Blackwell’s

The most famous bookshop in the most studenty of cities, Blackwell’s is a book-lover’s dream with its vast range of literature, academic treatises and guilty pleasures. Make sure you visit the Norrington Room in the…
Top Choice Antiques in North London

Camden Passage Market

Not to be confused with Camden Market, Camden Passage is a pretty cobbled lane in Islington lined with antique stores, vintage-clothing boutiques and cafes. Scattered along the lane are four separate market areas de…