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It’s not just its world-class mix of home-grown and international brands, its iconic department stores, shopping centres and eclectic mix of high-streets that makes Britain’s shopping great. It’s also the breath of what it packs in, from the world’s biggest high street at London’s Oxford Circus to the romantic world of Jane Austin seen through the charm of Bath’s Milsom Street. Explore what you fancy then discover some more, whether its big, boutique or unique, Britain has it all. 

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Iconic shopping in every corner of Britain

Whether you are into luxury, vintage or market architecture, you’ll find somewhere that ticks all the boxes in Britain.  From London’s famous Harrods to Cardiff’s city of arcades, all the way up to Edinburgh’s most photographed Victoria Street, you’ll find bags of brilliant shopping in Britain. 

5 iconic shopping spots in London

You’ll be spoilt for choice in London. The capital is packed to the rafters, streets and market halls with world-famous places to shop. From the world’s biggest shopping street, Oxford Street to Fortnum & Mason. Check out luxurious Harrods to retro and cutting-edge Carnaby, we’ve picked the five iconic spots for your to get your shopping fix.

Britain’s most iconic shopping outside of the capital

From the medieval streets of York to uber-modern buildings of Birmingham, the vintage boutiques of Brighton to the aesthetics of Glasgow’s Buchanan Street, Britain is bursting with unique shopping spots. Soak in its history, cutting-edge architecture and cute cosy lanes in shopping spots as diverse as Britain itself. With the backdrop of medieval streets to cool slick designer malls, Britain offers a plethora of places to shop.

Walk around York’s famous Shambles, the medieval shopping street that looks like it’s straight out of Harry Potter.

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The Shambles

Masses of indie shops, quirky bars and creatively cool places to dine. 

Learn more about Manchester’s Northern Quarter
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Northern Quarter

In the centre of Glasgow, Buchanan Street sits the largest shopping thoroughfare outside of London’s Oxford Street.

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Buchanan Street

Want to shop like an aristocrat? Dating back to 1762, and referenced in Jane Austin novels, Bath’s Milsom Street has been steeped in retail history for centuries.

Find out more about Bath’s Milson Street
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Milsom Street

Visit Bullring & Grand Central for top-notch shopping and dining, with leading fashion brands and restaurants galore.

Shop til you drop at Bullring & Grand Central
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Bullring & Grand Central

Want designer clothes at a discount? Head to Oxfordshire’s Bicester Village, one of Britain’s favourite shopping destinations for bargains.

Visit to Bicester Village
Bicester Village
Bicester Village

Explore Seven Victorian and Edwardian arcades tucked among the biggest brand names of Cardiff’s high street.

Find out more about Cardiff’s Arcades
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Cardiff Arcades

Edinburgh’s elegant Victoria Street is packed with colourful fronts, indie boutiques and designer picks.

Discover more about Edinburgh’s Victoria Street
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Victoria Street

Shop ’til you drop at the quirky shops and boutiques inside Brighton’s Lanes.

Find shopping heaven in The Lanes
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The Lanes

Walk around York’s famous Shambles, the medieval shopping street that looks like it’s straight out of Harry Potter.

Find out more about visiting the Shambles
Man standing outside Ye Old Shambles Tavern
The Shambles

Masses of indie shops, quirky bars and creatively cool places to dine. 

Learn more about Manchester’s Northern Quarter
Standing infront of a mural
Northern Quarter

In the centre of Glasgow, Buchanan Street sits the largest shopping thoroughfare outside of London’s Oxford Street.

Discover more about shopping in Glasgow
View from above of a large decorated christmas tree
Buchanan Street

Want to shop like an aristocrat? Dating back to 1762, and referenced in Jane Austin novels, Bath’s Milsom Street has been steeped in retail history for centuries.

Find out more about Bath’s Milson Street
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Milsom Street

Visit Bullring & Grand Central for top-notch shopping and dining, with leading fashion brands and restaurants galore.

Shop til you drop at Bullring & Grand Central
Three young people sat at a dining table with high views
Bullring & Grand Central

Want designer clothes at a discount? Head to Oxfordshire’s Bicester Village, one of Britain’s favourite shopping destinations for bargains.

Visit to Bicester Village
Bicester Village
Bicester Village

Explore Seven Victorian and Edwardian arcades tucked among the biggest brand names of Cardiff’s high street.

Find out more about Cardiff’s Arcades
People walking between shops, lit up from inside
Cardiff Arcades

Edinburgh’s elegant Victoria Street is packed with colourful fronts, indie boutiques and designer picks.

Discover more about Edinburgh’s Victoria Street
Two little girls in Harry Potter costumes
Victoria Street

Shop ’til you drop at the quirky shops and boutiques inside Brighton’s Lanes.

Find shopping heaven in The Lanes
Crowds of people on the streets on a summer's day shopping
The Lanes