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From flagships to firsts, British heritage labels to boutique bizarres, emporiums to bespoke and big brands with intentional clout, Britain’s shopping experiences offer something ubiquitously unmissable.

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Unmissable stores for every itinerary

Whether it’s vintage gear or Scottish cashmere, pre-loved books or England’s Wedgewood, you’ll find this and so much more in Britain’s unmissable stores. Drop by Dundee’s cool optical shop, Spex Pistol’s, or browse through Spillers in Cardiff, the world’s oldest record store. Peruse around Liberty London, or indulge in the decadent food halls of London’s Fortnum & Mason, wherever you’re  heading make sure you take in some of Britain’s memorable stores.

London’s most unmissable stores

London is packed with unmissable shopping, and its unique stores are no exception. From Marylebone’s beautiful Daunt Books to snapping yourself outside Liberty’s. See a 200-year-old umbrella shop to the world-famous Twinings or a unique shop of taxidermist wares, these unique stores are an absolute must for a visit to the capital to remember.  

Unmissable stores outside of the capital

You don’t need to be in London to experience Britain’s unmissable stores. Check out the Cotswold’s cute year-round Christmas shop to Britain’s largest collection of cashmere in Perthshire. Whether its literature, fancy stationary, vintage vinyl or unique sartorial selections, Britain has something different, somewhere, for everyone.

Stop by the picturesque rural Perthshire and shop in one of Scotland’s most unmissable stores, the House of Bruar.

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House of Bruar

If pre-loved pages are your likely literacy flavour, then Leakey’s Bookshop is a must-visit.

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Leakey’s Bookshop

If the name doesn’t give it away, then perhaps a visit will. This unique Dundee-based optical boutique features an eclectic stash of stylish classic, vintage and designer frames.

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Spex Pistols

Discover the iconic bone china brand, Wedgewood, and see how it’s made in the idyllic home town of Barlaston. 

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Wedgwood fine china
World of Wedgewood 

Manchester’s largest independent gift store, Oklahoma is packed with all things handmade, fair trade and ethical.

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A woman standing outside the Oklahoma boutique shop in the Northern Quarter of Manchester
Oklahoma

Explore a thriving vintage with more than 10,000 piece of vintage stuff in Brighton’s North Laines. 

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Beyond Retro vintage clothing retailer
Beyond Retro

Every day is Christmas day at this year round Christmas shop. 

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Cotswold Christmas Shop
Cotswold Christmas Shop

The world’s oldest record shop dates back to 1894 – and specialises in jazz, rock and indie vinyl and CDs.

Head to Spillers Records
Spillers Records in Cardiff, South Wales
Spillers Records

Find lots of pure wool goodies, rare Welsh tapestries and watch 50-year-old looms at work.

Find out more about Trefriw Woollen Mill
The Trefriw Woollen Mills
Trefriw Woollen Mill

Stop by the picturesque rural Perthshire and shop in one of Scotland’s most unmissable stores, the House of Bruar.

Find out more about House of Bruar
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House of Bruar

If pre-loved pages are your likely literacy flavour, then Leakey’s Bookshop is a must-visit.

Discover more about Leakey’s Bookshop
A woman standing by the shelves looking at a boo
Leakey’s Bookshop

If the name doesn’t give it away, then perhaps a visit will. This unique Dundee-based optical boutique features an eclectic stash of stylish classic, vintage and designer frames.

Find out more about Spex Pistols
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Spex Pistols

Discover the iconic bone china brand, Wedgewood, and see how it’s made in the idyllic home town of Barlaston. 

Discover more about Wedgewood
Wedgwood fine china
World of Wedgewood 

Manchester’s largest independent gift store, Oklahoma is packed with all things handmade, fair trade and ethical.

Discover more about Oklahoma
A woman standing outside the Oklahoma boutique shop in the Northern Quarter of Manchester
Oklahoma

Explore a thriving vintage with more than 10,000 piece of vintage stuff in Brighton’s North Laines. 

Discover more about Beyond Retro
Beyond Retro vintage clothing retailer
Beyond Retro

Every day is Christmas day at this year round Christmas shop. 

Find out more about Cotswolds Christmas Shop
Cotswold Christmas Shop
Cotswold Christmas Shop

The world’s oldest record shop dates back to 1894 – and specialises in jazz, rock and indie vinyl and CDs.

Head to Spillers Records
Spillers Records in Cardiff, South Wales
Spillers Records

Find lots of pure wool goodies, rare Welsh tapestries and watch 50-year-old looms at work.

Find out more about Trefriw Woollen Mill
The Trefriw Woollen Mills
Trefriw Woollen Mill