The UK is jam-packed with top-notch shopping destinations. These cities are rightful destinations in themselves, but hundreds of thousands of people flock to them each year to shop til they drop. These cities are a mecca for anyone who is even remotely interested in shopping.

 

In these cities, you will often find shops and items that are hard to come by on your local high street. They also make for excellent city breaks and short holidays. Does this all sound appealing to you? Well, keep reading for five of the best cities in the UK for shopping!

London

London has to be an obvious choice for any shopaholic. There are so many stores to choose from, especially along the world-famous oxford street. Big department stores such as Selfridges, John Lewis and Debenhams all reside on this grand shopping street. 

You’ll find all the biggest names in British, European and international retail along here.

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Leeds

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Leeds is a fabulous northern city, as well as a fabulous shopping destination. You’ll find all the big stores, as well as a branch of luxury department store Harvey Nichols on Briggate. Leeds arguably has a bigger shopping scene than Manchester. 

The recently opened Trinity Centre is one of the most exciting retail developments in recent years. If big names aren’t your thing, head on over to the beautiful victoria quarter for boutique shopping.

Manchester

London has to be an obvious choice for any shopaholic. There are so many stores to choose from, especially along the world-famous oxford street. Big department stores such as Selfridges, John Lewis and Debenhams all reside on this grand shopping street. 

You’ll find all the biggest names in British, European and international retail along here.

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Edinburgh

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Princes Street is Scotland’s equivalent of Oxford Street. Expect to find big-name stores, as well as big department stores. Head one street back from Princes Street, and you’ll discover George Street, home to some of the ‘better’ shops. 

If you’re looking for authentic Scottish gifts, head along the Royal Mile. If you travel up to the castle, you’ll find quite possibly one of the most unique (and expensive) whisky shops in the world.

Brighton

Brighton is the place to be seen shopping some of the biggest designers on the planet. This is the place to head to for designer gear, as well as fine perfume and jewellery. 

For those of you who don’t have the cash to splash on extravagant purchases, there is a flea market next to the train station, every Sunday.

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