The perfect location for some retail therapy, Southampton is home to Ikea and West Quay Shopping Centre (guess where we got our name from?), and the local area is full of wonderful interesting places to shop.
Here we've given you a few ideas of where to spend your hard earned cash and if you need any help to do so please
With major stores including Marks & Spencer and John Lewis and leading fashion retailers such as French Connection, Coast, Dune, Zara and River Island, you can be certain to find exactly what you’re looking for. The Food Terrace, located on the third floor, provides the perfect place to relax and re-energise.
Festival Place is Hampshire’s regional shopping destination, located in the heart of Basingstoke town centre. With 200 shops, restaurants, cafes, bars, a multi screen cinema, sports centre, library and nightclub we have a surprising amount of choice of places for you to enjoy day and night.
Shop at over 95 designer outlets, eat at one of 30 cosmopolitan bars & restaurants, work it off at the health & fitness centre, catch a film at the 14 screen Vue cinema, bowl at the 26 lane Bowlplex, laugh with Highlights comedy club, dance the night away at Tiger Tiger, then stay at the Holiday Inn Express.
At Whiteley Village, outlet shopping means up to 60% off famous named brands. With only a 25 minute drive from Portsmouth and Southampton, Whiteley Village is easily accessible just 2 minutes from junction 9 of the M27. Parking is FREE. After all that shopping, enjoy a drink or a bite to eat to celebrate all your bargains!
Winchester boasts an array of independent shops and boutiques in scenic settings. The city's compact, pedestrian-friendly streets are a refreshing alternative and its lively, bustling atmosphere, colourful markets and - according to the Saturday Times - better class of busker make Winchester the perfect destination for a lazy day's wandering.