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Shopping in Great Britain - outlets, shopping streets and boutiques

Netley Abbey, near Southampton Tourists go to the UK not only to admire the delightful views or participate in fascinating tours. The country offers excellent opportunities for shopping. The largest shopping centers are concentrated in London. Nice things at reasonable prices can be bought in Liverpool, Birmingham, and Manchester. The price may seem very high if compared to other European states. In part, it is due to the local currency that is more expensive than the euro or the dollar. It’s worth to go to England for branded things, high-quality bags, and footwear. In small towns, you can find something authentic and unique. Souvenirs and unique stuff by local producers are sold in cozy shops. In England, you can buy gorgeous knitwear, coats, and cashmere items.
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Shops in the United Kingdom open about 9 am and close rather early, after 5 pm. Large shopping centers and supermarkets continue their work up to 10 pm. However, they can be closed during public or religious holidays. On weekends, you need to be prepared for the fact that stores will close at 4 pm. As in other European countries, the UK has sales twice a year. The most insane offers are waiting for shopping fans before Christmas. At this time, discounts can reach even 80-90%. However, this is not the only surprise. Throughout the year, the stores regularly display 'sale' signs, which mean that the store owner is ready to offer discounts.
Shopping in England is somewhat more expensive than in Europe, but London stores provide an opportunity to buy stuff at very different prices. The city has a huge number of boutiques and outlet shops where you can get new items of world fashion, as well as outfits from last year's collections. In London, there is the largest shopping street in Europe - Oxford Street. There are shops of such inexpensive brands, as Zara, Next, and United Colors of Benetton. You can find a large number of souvenir shops. Affordable prices are waiting for buyers in the shopping centers of John Lewis and Debenhams. Selfridges features slightly higher prices. These stores fit for those who want to buy everything in one place. The best branded boutiques are located on Bond Street. Tiffani, Chanel, various antique shops and the well-known house-auction Sotheby's work there. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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Another large English city, Manchester, has lots of opportunities for shopping. It is rightfully considered the capital of shopping. The city even surpasses London. A huge number of different shops and shopping centers, mainly of elite brands, are concentrated there. The best boutiques are located on King Street; it features virtually all the world's famous brands. The Trafford shopping center impresses not only with a number of boutiques with a worldwide fame but also with a unique luxury architecture. The shopping center has several exquisite restaurants, where you can relax after shopping. Liverpool also has a large number of modern shopping centers. Liverpool One, Wayfarers, and Clayton Square are among the most popular. A special attention should be paid to Beatles-themed souvenirs, which are sold at numerous stalls.
Mumbles Lighthouse In the capital of Northern Ireland, you must visit the largest indoor market in the country - George's Market. There, you can buy unusual inexpensive clothes, food, and souvenirs. One of the largest outlets in Great Britain is Bicester Village with about 900 different boutiques. Discounts there can reach 80-90%. As a souvenir from the UK, you may bring something associated with the football theme. The country is the birthplace of this popular sport, and it can boast the best football clubs in the world. Purchases can be made in branded stores; usually latter are located in stadiums. Excellent souvenir from England will be English tea, jam, or a Sherlock Holmes-styled cap.
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Shopping streets in Great Britain
♥   Shopping area ' Belvoir Street' Leicester. On the map   Photos
♥   Shopping area ' Bold Street' Liverpool. On the map   Photos
♥   Shopping area ' Bridlesmith Gate' Nottingham. On the map   Photos
♥   Shopping area ' Briggate' Leeds. On the map   Photos
♥   Shopping area ' Broad Street' Oxford. On the map   Photos
♥   Shopping area ' Broadgate' Coventry. On the map   Photos
♥   Shopping area ' Broadmead' Bristol. On the map   Photos
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Designer outlets in Great Britain
♥   Outlet 'ASHFORD DESIGNER OUTLET' Kimberley Way, Ashford, TN24 0SD, United Kingdom. On the map
♥   Outlet 'BRIDGEND DESIGNER OUTLET' The Derwen, Bridgend, CF32 9SU, United Kingdom. On the map
♥   Outlet 'CHESHIRE OAKS DESIGNER OUTLET' Kinsey Road, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, CH65 9JJ United Kingdom. On the map
♥   Outlet 'Clarks Village' Farm Road, Somerset, BA16 0BB, United Kingdom. On the map
♥   Outlet 'EAST MIDLANDS DESIGNER OUTLET' Mansfield Road South, Normanton, DE55 2JW, United Kingdom. On the map
♥   Outlet 'Freeport Braintree' Charter Way, Braintree, CM77 8YH, United Kingdom. On the map
♥   Outlet 'Gunwharf Quays' Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth, PO1 3TZ, United Kingdom. On the map

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Calke Abbey

From the series “The Most Elegant Buildings of Baroque Architecture”
Calke Abbey has a quite outstanding history. It is a building of the 12th century Augustinian priory. Later the priory was closed under the order of Henry VIII. At the beginning of the 18th century, the building was fully rebuilt in the baroque style. The house was owned by the Harpur family for nearly 300 years until the last owner died. After 1985 the house came into possession of the government and became open for people.

Some rooms were left in the way that they were during at the Harpur family times. Today the old Abbey is a large architecture and park complex, visitors can walk in a great landscape park. The spacious area has also placed a small farm, that’s why the place is quite good for families.

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Kings Theatre

From the series “The Most Elegant Buildings of Baroque Architecture”
The King's Theatre is located in Glasgow, Scotland. It is one of the most beautiful and known theatres in Scotland. It was built in 1904 in the baroque style by the famous architect Frank Matcham. In 1999 the restoration works were finished. The theatre has saved a number of the unique elements of decoration and the great façade.

Theatre visitors can see a marvellous crush-room with an arched ceiling. This hall is made with wonderful rouge and white marble. The main feature of the theatre is a four-stacked floor of the house with 1 800 seats. Visitors can go to the house using the ancient staircases that also are greatly designed. Since the building, the King's Theatre is a place for a lot of cultural events. There you can watch as modern musical plays as dramas and sometimes ballets. … Read all
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New Elite Scotch Club Opens in the Balmoral Hotel in Edinburgh

The new elite club promises that each visit will be a memorable one. A team of whisky experts and ambassadors will prepare something new every time club members come to enjoy the finest whisky. The amber drink carefully selected by The Macallan is served in Lalique glasses. This French crystal maker is famous for its flawless quality. Whisky Ambassadors can also make cocktails with the Macallan Malt Scotch Whisky. Read this

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Shopping malls, boutiques and outlets in top cities of Great Britain

London
Travelers, who enjoy visiting the most expensive and elegant shops, are recommended to explore Knightsbridge district. This is where one of the most famous department stores in the world, Harrods, is located. The opening of the store took place yet in 1849, so it occupies one of the most beautiful historical buildings in London. In Harrods, visitors will find premium shops that sell designer clothes, perfumes, and jewelry. The seven-storey department store simply strikes visitors with its … Read more
Edinburgh
Among the most popular shopping centers of the city Livingston Designer Outlet should be noted. This is the largest designer clothing store in the country, which presents more than a hundred shops of famous brands, including GAP, Lacoste and Moss. The main attractive feature of this outlet is huge discounts. Designer items from last collections can be purchased at discounts of up to 60%. You can comfortably rest all day in numerous cozy restaurants and cafes. Scotland is famous for its very … Read more
Blackpool
In a beautiful historical building a unique market called The Regent is located. Tourists usually visit it in search of nice souvenirs and antiquities. This covered market is pretty similar to an ordinary flea market, where customers are offered old books, figurines, paintings, ornaments and other vintage accessories. This place will be of interest to collectors of antiquities, they have gorgeous antique dishes. Ladies will more appreciate pavilions with jewelry. Interesting pictures are found … Read more
Manchester
The largest shopping centre in the city is called Arndale, it was opened more than 45 years ago. The shopping complex occupies a huge building with an area of 185,000 square meters, within its walls, there are about 300 shops of various specialities. You can buy everything here, from fashionable clothes and shoes from the latest designer collections to home goods and souvenirs. There are several attractive restaurants on the upper level of the shopping centre. The real city attraction is … Read more
York
The latest fashion innovations can be discovered on Stonegate street. It is the most popular shopping street in the city. On its both sides are situated beautiful historic houses with shops, restaurants and entertainment venues on the first floors. Stonegate street is full of interesting designer stores, beautiful toy shops with fabulous design and gastronomic shops that sell popular sweets. The famous tea house Betty's is also there. It is a historic store that is visited by lovers of elite … Read more
Glasgow
In the historic center of Glasgow you'll find St Enoch trading complex. It occupies a spectacular modern building with a glass roof. You can stroll around the complex in search of beautiful clothes of European brands and lovely souvenirs from local producers. There are several grocery stores there, as well, where you can purchase goods of local production. The most busy shopping area in Glasgow is Golden Z. It unites several streets, which are a series of trendy boutiques and specialty shops. … Read more
Birmingham
If that proves insufficient, you can attend Grand Central Mall. It is also very large and beautiful. You can spend here all day long, choosing new things and having rest in cozy cafes. Some sports shops and grocery stores are included, as well. Grand Central is just perfect for walking with children, it offers plenty of children's supplies. Ladies should definitely visit the unique Guthrie&Ghani Ltd store in Birmingham. It is an integrated whole with a large sewing workshop, that has been … Read more
Liverpool
Perhaps, The Beatles shop remains one of the biggest landmarks of the city. Not only music addicts and fans of The Liverpool Four visit this shop but also curious tourists who want to bring interesting and authentic souvenirs from their vacation in Liverpool. The choice of souvenirs is, indeed, a giant one. In The Beatles shop, visitors can purchase old vinyl records, beautiful posters, tableware with images of the band, and many other exclusive items. Many travelers visit this popular shop as a … Read more

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