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Britain's Favourite Shop, 613101 votes


Shopping, other than for those with serious money, used to be just a necessary chore. For some it's still on a par with dental appointments and changing nappies. But others love nothing better than a day spent on retail therapy. The standard of Britain's shops has risen - the 80s especially saw a step-change in shop-fitting and design, the mushrooming of speciality shops where few existed previously, and an explosion of choice that actually can make shopping fun. Whether fashion, furniture, first editions or food is your thing there will be one outlet close to your heart. Tell us - and the world - about it by voting for it in our poll.

Current top Shop

1: Harrods (2564 votes) Knightsbridge

2: La Provence (677 votes) Sawbridgeworth

3: Hansa Wholefood (676 votes) St Peter Port

4: BuzzinBasement (626 votes) Newton Abbot

5: Hamiltons Fresh Fish Store (611 votes) Bovey Tracey

6: Country Garden Winslow (568 votes) Winslow

7: Louise Jeynes (480 votes) Evesham

8: Country Garden Winslow (475 votes) Buckingham

9: Willow Pool Garden Centre (381 votes) Lymm

10: Nigel Greaves Gallery (372 votes) Eastbourne

11: Affordable Antiques (333 votes) Ashby-de-la-Zouch

12: The Sweet Stop (298 votes) Dunfermline

13: Gid Grub (279 votes) Langholm

14: Patton Family Butchers (271 votes) Millom

15: ICAS - Vilas Fine Art (254 votes) Letchworth Garden City

16: Yeomans Cafe & Tearoom (242 votes) Stansted

17: Elmtree Antiques (227 votes) York

18: The Pet Shop (219 votes) March

19: Joan the Wad (203 votes) Polperro

20: Dorking Desk Shop (191 votes) Dorking

21: Cotswold Outdoor (187 votes)

22: Clairabella Ltd (172 votes) High Wycombe

23: Craigend Nursery & Coffee Shop (164 votes) Cumbernauld

24: Sports Nutrition Centre (163 votes) Dunstable

25: Bernard G House, Scientific Instruments (161 votes) Wells

26: Pets At Home (156 votes) Southampton

27: Antiquities Giftshop (151 votes)

28: Gurneys Butchers (140 votes) Ledbury

29: Tansu Japanese Antique Furniture (130 votes) Batley

30: Andrea O' Gorman Gallery (125 votes) Bishops Stortford

31: Martello Bookshop (118 votes) Rye

32: Shopping in Another Time (115 votes)

33: Gooch Sports & Leisure (115 votes) Newent

34: Box Of Porcelain (114 votes) Dorchester

35: Croft Nurseries (114 votes) Sheffield

36: Just Pets (113 votes) Stroud

37: G Bolam Butchers (110 votes) Sedgefield

38: Brocante Ltd (109 votes) Fowey

39: Parched Tea Bar (107 votes) Manchester

40: Nautical Antiques (106 votes) Weymouth

41: Plants That Grow From Tom & Joe (104 votes) Wylam

42: Wedding Ring Studio (102 votes) Maidstone

43: Daleside Antiques (96 votes) Masham

44: Heatons (96 votes) Salisbury

45: Cavendish Antiques & Collectors Centre (95 votes) York

46: Jan Gregson (94 votes) Pembroke

47: Bishopston Trading Company (93 votes) Bishopston

48: Mason & Sons (92 votes) Barrow In Furness

49: Hungerford Butchers (91 votes) Hungerford

50: Country Furnish (90 votes) Kirkby Lonsdale

51: Argyll Gift Company (90 votes) Lochgilphead

52: Shoes Galore (90 votes) Great Yarmouth

53: The Old Smithy (90 votes) Ventnor

54: Penn Village (89 votes) Penn

55: Graig Farm Organics (88 votes) Llandrindod Wells

56: New Hollybeck Nurseries (88 votes) Southwell

57: Bull Ring Antiques (87 votes) Hay-on-Wye

58: G H Stanton & Son (86 votes) Winslow

59: The Old Maltings Antique Centre (85 votes) Louth

60: Cottismore Garden Centre (85 votes) Newbury

61: Vintage Cameras Ltd. (84 votes) Sydenham

62: K Chapple Optometrist (83 votes) Lewes

63: S W Antiques (82 votes) Pershore

64: Steve Bartrick Antique Prints & Maps (81 votes)

65: Asda (81 votes) Bishop Auckland

66: Candlelife Ltd (80 votes) Wakefield

67: CinnaMoon (80 votes) Richmond

68: Jewellery Catalogue (79 votes)

69: totallyessential.com (79 votes)

70: John Lewis (79 votes) Oxford Street

71: Doggies & Moggies Pet Centre (79 votes) Truro

72: The Market Butchers (78 votes) Widnes

73: Hambys Shoes (77 votes) Rotherham

74: Moorland Larder (75 votes) South Molton

75: Snooze Shop (75 votes) Felixstowe

76: The Boutique (75 votes) Urmston

77: Miles (74 votes) Wellington

78: Bread of Life Fair Trade Centre (74 votes) East Dulwich

79: Homebase (74 votes) Newark

80: Art Deco Originals (72 votes) Halifax

81: Debenhams (72 votes) Bolton

82: H Samuel (72 votes) Aylesbury

83: Live Sound Hire Ltd (72 votes) Ripley

84: John Lewis (71 votes) Newcastle upon Tyne

85: College Farm (70 votes) Bedford

86: Clive Rogers Oriental Rugs (69 votes) Staines

87: Debenhams (68 votes) Bromley

88: Pepe's Pets (68 votes) Manchester

89: Michael Kirk Butchers (68 votes) Wolverhampton

90: Jumbleline Antiques & Collectables (67 votes) Oxford

91: Fresh Caribbean Cuisine Limited (67 votes) Luton

92: Parker Taylor Menswear Ltd (67 votes) Bridgnorth

93: JW Mckenzie Cricket Bookseller (66 votes) Epsom

94: Amazon (66 votes)

95: C Y Neilly (66 votes) Stevenston

96: Carlton Antiques (65 votes) Malvern

97: Greg Page-Turner (65 votes)

98: Debenhams (65 votes) Torquay

99: Sheppey Aquatic & Pet Supplies (65 votes) Sheerness

100: Milbourne's Photography (64 votes) Sheffield

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