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Shops & Shopping

New Street, Birmingham

Find the big name department stores in major shopping centres – Birmingham has the lot in the Bullring & Grand Central and Mailbox. Coolmore Row is Birmingham’s boutique street.

County towns – Warwick, Worcester, Hereford, Shrewsbury, Worcester are busy centres. with a mix of indie shops and high street faves. Country towns and villages such as Broadway, Pershore, Ledbury, Malvern, Ludlow also have indie shops, antiques and collectables, galleries, bookshops, jewellers and craft shops.

Farm shops and delis feature along country roads and many are destinations in themselves with shop, cafe, plants, gifts. Regular produce markets feature everywhere.

Find supermarkets in and around every town – Waitrose, Aldi, Lidl, Marks & Spencer, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Morrisons, to name a few. Many petrol stations have small versions of big name stores for food-to-go and provisions as do motorway service areas where you’ll also find food outlets and newsagents.

Antiques & Collectables

Farm Shops & Delis


Eaplay, stay


Quintessentially English

Bullring & Grand Central

Britain's biggest shopping centre

Gas Street Basin

Shopping & dining in a former canal transport hub

Jewellery Quarter

Europe's largest jewellery centre


Birmingham style

Text © Alison Plummer

Image by West Midlands Growth Company