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Britain's Favourite Shop, 610009 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 (479 votes) Evesham

8: Country Garden Winslow (474 votes) Buckingham

9: Willow Pool Garden Centre (381 votes) Lymm

10: Nigel Greaves Gallery (371 votes) Eastbourne

11: The Sweet Stop (298 votes) Dunfermline

12: Gid Grub (277 votes) Langholm

13: Patton Family Butchers (271 votes) Millom

14: ICAS - Vilas Fine Art (253 votes) Letchworth Garden City

15: Yeomans Cafe & Tearoom (242 votes) Stansted

16: Elmtree Antiques (224 votes) York

17: The Pet Shop (216 votes) March

18: Joan the Wad (201 votes) Polperro

19: Dorking Desk Shop (188 votes) Dorking

20: Cotswold Outdoor (187 votes)

21: Clairabella Ltd (172 votes) High Wycombe

22: Craigend Nursery & Coffee Shop (162 votes) Cumbernauld

23: Sports Nutrition Centre (162 votes) Dunstable

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

25: Pets At Home (156 votes) Southampton

26: Antiquities Giftshop (149 votes)

27: Gurneys Butchers (140 votes) Ledbury

28: Tansu Japanese Antique Furniture (128 votes) Batley

29: Andrea O' Gorman Gallery (124 votes) Bishops Stortford

30: Martello Bookshop (118 votes) Rye

31: Gooch Sports & Leisure (115 votes) Newent

32: Croft Nurseries (114 votes) Sheffield

33: Shopping in Another Time (113 votes)

34: Just Pets (113 votes) Stroud

35: Box Of Porcelain (112 votes) Dorchester

36: G Bolam Butchers (109 votes) Sedgefield

37: Brocante Ltd (109 votes) Fowey

38: Parched Tea Bar (107 votes) Manchester

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

40: Nautical Antiques (103 votes) Weymouth

41: Wedding Ring Studio (102 votes) Maidstone

42: Heatons (95 votes) Salisbury

43: Daleside Antiques (94 votes) Masham

44: Cavendish Antiques & Collectors Centre (94 votes) York

45: Bishopston Trading Company (93 votes) Bishopston

46: Jan Gregson (93 votes) Pembroke

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

48: Hungerford Butchers (90 votes) Hungerford

49: Country Furnish (89 votes) Kirkby Lonsdale

50: The Old Smithy (89 votes) Ventnor

51: Argyll Gift Company (88 votes) Lochgilphead

52: Graig Farm Organics (88 votes) Llandrindod Wells

53: Shoes Galore (88 votes) Great Yarmouth

54: Penn Village (87 votes) Penn

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

56: New Hollybeck Nurseries (87 votes) Southwell

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

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

59: Cottismore Garden Centre (84 votes) Newbury

60: Vintage Cameras Ltd. (83 votes) Sydenham

61: K Chapple Optometrist (83 votes) Lewes

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

63: S W Antiques (81 votes) Pershore

64: Asda (81 votes) Bishop Auckland

65: CinnaMoon (80 votes) Richmond

66: Jewellery Catalogue (79 votes)

67: totallyessential.com (78 votes)

68: John Lewis (78 votes) Oxford Street

69: Candlelife Ltd (78 votes) Wakefield

70: Doggies & Moggies Pet Centre (77 votes) Truro

71: Hambys Shoes (77 votes) Rotherham

72: The Market Butchers (76 votes) Widnes

73: Moorland Larder (75 votes) South Molton

74: Miles (74 votes) Wellington

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

76: The Boutique (73 votes) Urmston

77: Snooze Shop (72 votes) Felixstowe

78: H Samuel (72 votes) Aylesbury

79: Live Sound Hire Ltd (72 votes) Ripley

80: Homebase (72 votes) Newark

81: Art Deco Originals (71 votes) Halifax

82: John Lewis (71 votes) Newcastle upon Tyne

83: Debenhams (71 votes) Bolton

84: College Farm (70 votes) Bedford

85: Clive Rogers Oriental Rugs (69 votes) Staines

86: Debenhams (68 votes) Bromley

87: Michael Kirk Butchers (68 votes) Wolverhampton

88: Fresh Caribbean Cuisine Limited (67 votes) Luton

89: Pepe's Pets (67 votes) Manchester

90: Amazon (66 votes)

91: C Y Neilly (66 votes) Stevenston

92: Jumbleline Antiques & Collectables (65 votes) Oxford

93: Carlton Antiques (65 votes) Malvern

94: Debenhams (65 votes) Torquay

95: Parker Taylor Menswear Ltd (65 votes) Bridgnorth

96: JW Mckenzie Cricket Bookseller (64 votes) Epsom

97: Greg Page-Turner (64 votes)

98: Milbourne's Photography (64 votes) Sheffield

99: Sheppey Aquatic & Pet Supplies (63 votes) Sheerness

100: Bojangles (62 votes) Perranporth

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