Best shopping destinations in the UK

Every girl loves to partake in some retail therapy, so why not team your favourite past time with a city-break to one of the best shopping destinations in the UK? Update your look with the latest catwalk styles or seek out the perfect outfit for a special occasion. After a hard day shopping, enjoy some lunch, cocktails or a show to round off the perfect day. Make special memories with friends or loved ones and plan a fun weekend away to one of the UK’s fashion cities. Here are our top five stylish cities in the country to choose from for the perfect weekend away:


It’s one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world attracting the best in luxury high-end fashion brands, high street retailers and bespoke boutiques. Oxford Street has all the best of British and European brands from River Island to Selfridges department store or, venture down to Camden and the east end of the city to discover stunning second-hand or gently used clothing boutiques. You might be lucky to find leather goods, vintage designer handbags or fur coats from famous fashion labels. Stay in central London or near the River Thames to take advantage of transport connections by bus and the tube to the main shopping areas.


It’s the ultimate girly destination, the north-eastern city of Newcastle. Commonly known amongst locals as ‘the toon’ it boasts impressive shopping malls such as the Metro Centre and Eldon Square, a bustling high street and excellent nightlife. Enjoy tasty meals in the many delightful cafés and restaurants around the city and step out at night to soak up the electric nightlife in the local bars and nightclubs.


The city built on the River Mersey boats a multitude of shopping districts, cobbled streets with classy boutiques and luxury stores. For the ultimate spree, Liverpool is the perfect destination. Make your way down to Liverpool ONE – the popular dock water-front area which features trendy bars, restaurants, entertainment venues and seasonal events. What better way to spend a day browsing the stores, then later having a delicious meal before seeing the latest blockbuster at the cinema.


Known as the second best shopping city in the country, Glasgow offers more than kilts and bagpipes. Designer labels such as Michael Kors, MAC Cosmetics and Reiss all have stores here in addition to famous high street department stores House of Fraser, John Lewis and Debenhams.  Pick up the perfect accessories, shoes or beauty products from the city’s famous Style Mile. Travel into the city via Glasgow Airport, the two major train stations or bus depots across Glasgow. If you have access to a car, on the outskirts of the city you will find three large malls (one outdoor, ideal for summer months) – another option for your shopping trip to Scotland. Why not add a little indulgence to your stay and book luxury serviced apartments from Fraser Suites to make your trip even more memorable?

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