The Midlands & the Marches shopping

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 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…
Books in Nottingham

Five Leaves Bookshop

Opened as an extension of its own publishing imprint in 2013, this splendid independent bookshop is hidden down a passageway off Low Row. In addition to its own titles, it stocks fiction, poetry and non-fiction work…
Department Store in Derby


Founded as an ironmongers in 1734 and still retaining an ironmongery today, Derby's historic department store has evolved over the centuries to sell beautiful clothes, homewares, gifts and more.
Books in Buxton

Scrivener's Books & Bookbinding

At this delightfully chaotic bookshop, sprawling over five floors, books are filed in piles and the Dewey system has yet to be discovered.
Shopping Centre in Birmingham

Great Western Arcade

Topped with a glass roof, this tile-floored Victorian-era arcade is a jewel filled with mostly independent shops.
Mall in Birmingham


Birmingham's stylish canal-side shopping experience, the redevelopment of the former Royal Mail sorting office, comes complete with designer hotels, a fleet of upmarket restaurants, the luxury department store Harve…
Food & Drinks in Bakewell

Bakewell Deli

Peak District–roasted Full Moon coffee, Matlock Bath honey, Bakewell puddings, and locally cured meats, chutneys, jams and pies fill the shelves of this enticing deli, along with over 50 British cheeses, including a…
Cheese in Stamford

Stamford Cheese Cellar

Beneath a vaulted brick ceiling, this heady shop stocks over 60 British cheeses, including Vintage Lincolnshire Poacher and Dambuster Cheddar. It also sells wines, chutneys, jams, crackers, pâté and everything else …
Music in Birmingham

Swordfish Records

A Birmingham institution, this independent record shop down a tiny backstreet brims with new and secondhand vinyl (and some CDs), including its own label releases. Robert Plant, Duran Duran's John Taylor, Dave Grohl…