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    Arc is the new happening shopping center that comprises of a good line-up of modern and big-brand shops and restaurants.

    14 Prospect Row
    Bury St Edmunds, IP33 3DG

    »The Victoria Southend

    One will find all the major brands and stores at The Victoria Southend center, from Boots to HMV to Wimpy. The center is equipped with baby changing facilities, CCTV cameras and ATM machines. This mall receives a huge amount of foot traffic every week. Once you're done shopping to your heart's content, you can grab a bite to eat at one of the many cafes there. Come to Victoria for an enjoyable shopping experience and you will definitely not leave disappointed. Incidentally, the shopping complex is approximately 18 minutes away from Hadleigh Farm, which is one of the venues for the 2012 London Olympics.

    362 Chartwell Square
    Southend-on-Sea, SS2 5SP

    »High Street

    Visitors to the resort town of Southend-on-Sea are exposed to a cluster of high-end retail showrooms as well as some of the most peculiar independent shops at the town's center. Located close to the Shoeburyness railway station, this pedestrianized shopping street provides shoppers with several leading retail brand options such as Accessorize, Marks & Spencer, Dorothy Perkins and Carphone Warehouse. Bound by the Victoria Shopping Centre to the northern part of the street and the Royals Shopping Centre to the southernmost part, the High Street also includes a number of restaurants, cafes and bars, such as Costa Coffee and Starbucks. Apart from this, the Essex Farmer's Market, held on the second and fourth Saturday of each month, attracts a number of locals and tourists alike. Those looking for entertainment can check out the Odeon mutiplex theater, which is located close by as well. Walk in for a unique shopping experience.

    High Street


    Since beginning as a family-owned shop for selling China tableware and crystal glass in 1901, The Havens has emerged as one of the leading retailers in quality home decoration, collectibles and accessories. Spread across a three-story structure and located close to the Westcliff-on-Sea railway station, The Havens is a great place to shop for glasswares, kitchenwares, gifts and beauty products. With an emphasis laid on providing quality products with professional service, hundreds of shoppers walk in to take home their favorite products.

    138-140 Hamlet Court Road
    Southend-on-Sea, SS0 7LW

    »The Royals Shopping Centre

    One of the most popular shopping hubs in the city, The Royals Shopping Centre has earned quite a reputation over the years. With over 25 big stores plus a bunch of eating joints, this place is a shoppers' haven; shop till you drop and then eat to your heart's content. The entire mall is easily accessible by wheelchair and it also has baby changing facilities for those moms who bring along their tiny bundles of joy. Those in town for the 2012 London Olympics will be pleased to know that the shopping center is located just 20 minutes away from Hadleigh Farm, which is one of the venues of the event.

    High Street
    Southend-on-Sea, SS1 1DG

    »Fields Menswear

    This family owned, age-old boutique provides one stop solutions for mens clothing under one roof. The store, which also claims to be one of the biggest independent menswear stores in United Kingdom, sells suits, jackets, formal dress wear, shoes, trousers and accessories, as well as a range of products from renowned shoe brands like Maybury, Barker, Loake and Reiker. Located close to the Westcliff-on-Sea railway station, walk in for a quick stop for quality products.

    100-102 Hamlet Court Road
    Southend-on-Sea, SS0 7LP

    »London Farmers' Market

    If you're looking for a place from where to buy fresh produce, you should consider stopping by Mount/King Street between 9a and 1p on a Saturday. What you will witness is the Farmers' Market, which takes place along with Acton Market. You can purchase absolutely fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs, as well as organic meat, 20 kinds of sausage, shellfish, eggs and more. For a delicious, fresh meal, pick up ingredients from this market.

    The Mount/King Street
    London, W3 9NW

    »Old Chemist’s Shop

    The Old Chemist Shop's window display is an intrigue in itself that makes the temptation of walking in to explore their range of fancy attire, antique books and other curiosities (from crockery to costume jewelry) nigh on irresistible. Many of the items on offer here form part of Vintage in Vogue - a collection of period fashion pieces available for hire or for purchase. Altogether The Old Chemist's Shop is a great place for anyone wishing to stand out at a themed party, ball or wedding. Those with a taste for the eccentric and the old-fashioned will be in their element here as the utmost attention has been paid to giving customers a sense of stepping back in time. 

    206 Mill Road
    Cambridge, CB1 3NF

    »Plurabelle Books

    With over seven thousand books crammed onto the handmade wooden bookshelves, Plurabelle is a real haven for any avid reader. Originally an internet company, when the owners found out that yet another second-hand bookshop was closing down they decided to take matters into their own hands and made some of their seventy thousand strong collection available to the public, offering an amazing range of bargain finds. Complete with eccentric objects such as an old printing press and a few birdcages here and there, this quirky shop is a paradise for browsers, and you may even be offered a cup of tea into the bargain. A must for all bookworms! 

    Purbeck Road
    Cambridge, CB2 8QL

    »Amana Trust Books

    Amana Trust Books is a bookshop that specializes in Christian literature. All major translations of the Bible, concordances, Bible study aids and commentaries are available, as well as general Christian literature. An extremely good collection of Watchman Nee's writings can be found in the shop along with a myriad of other spiritual books and biographies. For further information call at +0800 09 3977.

    Orange Tree Hill
    Romford, RM4 1PB

    »Books and Collectables Ltd

    Books and Collectibles Ltd is a wonderful shop which boasts Cambridge's largest selection of second hand books. This range includes children's illustrated books, annuals, literature, poetry, film, topography, travel, politics, law, modern first editions, foreign language, maps, biography, history and lots more. The section of ephemera contains large runs of magazines, sport and theater programs, newspapers, pamphlets, cigarette cards, postcards, stamps, coins, bygones and anything rare or collectibles, especially from the 50s, 60s and 70s. The shop's antiques include fine furniture, china, glass, jewelery, and clocks.

    Coldham's Road
    Cambridge, CB1 3EW

    »Cambridge Simply Food

    Marks & Spencer is the quintessential British store, and has become famous world-wide for its high quality merchandise. The second of its Cambridge stores is home to a huge selection of food items including everyday staples such as milk, bread, fresh fruit and vegetables, as well as a superb wine section and luxuries such as delicious chocolates and champagnes. The store also stocks a good range of a wide selection of organic food, as well as sandwiches and frozen meals.

    Station Road
    Cambridge, CB1 2JW
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