Shopping breaks in the UK

Treat yourself to some retail therapy by discovering some great shopping locations on a shopping break around the UK.

Whether it’s a vintage treasure, a spot of bargain hunting, a high-street favourite or designer label you’re after, there’s a shopping location somewhere in the UK that has just what you need.

For those looking to find something designer with a budget price tag, how about exploring one of the UK’s trendy discount shopping outlets, or if finding something different or vintage is more your thing, seek out some of the UK’s quirkiest shops off the beaten track.

Below are a selection of locations where you can truly shop til you drop.

Bicester Village

With easy access to iconic Oxford and the Cotswolds, why not combine a Cotswold break with a trip to this discount outlet shopping village. Only 45 minutes from London Marylebone by train, shopaholics can take advantage of hefty offers on designer labels.


Birmingham Bullring

Birmingham’s most famous shopping destination with its own unique architecture to match. Whether you’re after a bargain, or the latest trends, the Bullring has just what you’re looking for.

Manchester Trafford Centre

Not just a shopping centre. The Trafford Centre offers visitors a shopping experience with bags of fun. After your shopping spree, a cinema, Sealife Centre and even a tree top experience await you.

Westfield London

With shopping centres in East London (Stratford) and West London  (Shepherds Bush), Westfield London is the destination for fashion, food and entertainment. An immense shopping experience, not for the faint-hearted, Westfield London really is a one-stop shopping trip you can make your own.

Shopping in Bath

A shopping experience like no other where you can shop the High Street favourites at Southgate shopping centre or discover independent shops only found in Bath. Why not combine your shopping spree with an indulgent spa experience?  

Shopping in Newcastle

Home to one of the UK’s largest shopping centre’s and flagship stores, shopping in Newcastle is an experience for fashionista’s and shopaholics alike. Explore the two large shopping centres, Intu Eldon Square and Intu Metrocentre, or head out to the Dalton Park outlet shopping centre for a designer bargain.