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Britain's Favourite Shop, 643043 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 (2568 votes) Knightsbridge

2: La Provence (677 votes) Sawbridgeworth

3: Hansa Wholefood (676 votes) St Peter Port

4: BuzzinBasement (631 votes) Newton Abbot

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

6: Country Garden Winslow (573 votes) Winslow

7: Louise Jeynes (482 votes) Evesham

8: Country Garden Winslow (476 votes) Buckingham

9: Willow Pool Garden Centre (383 votes) Lymm

10: Nigel Greaves Gallery (379 votes) Eastbourne

11: Affordable Antiques (336 votes) Ashby-de-la-Zouch

12: The Sweet Stop (298 votes) Dunfermline

13: Gid Grub (283 votes) Langholm

14: Patton Family Butchers (272 votes) Millom

15: ICAS - Vilas Fine Art (260 votes) Letchworth Garden City

16: Yeomans Cafe & Tearoom (242 votes) Stansted

17: Elmtree Antiques (229 votes) York

18: The Pet Shop (221 votes) March

19: Joan the Wad (207 votes) Polperro

20: Dorking Desk Shop (196 votes) Dorking

21: Cotswold Outdoor (191 votes)

22: Clairabella Ltd (175 votes) High Wycombe

23: Craigend Nursery & Coffee Shop (173 votes) Cumbernauld

24: Sports Nutrition Centre (168 votes) Dunstable

25: Bernard G House, Scientific Instruments (166 votes) Wells

26: Pets At Home (158 votes) Southampton

27: Antiquities Giftshop (155 votes)

28: Gurneys Butchers (144 votes) Ledbury

29: Tansu Japanese Antique Furniture (136 votes) Batley

30: Andrea O' Gorman Gallery (129 votes) Bishops Stortford

31: Shopping in Another Time (123 votes)

32: Box Of Porcelain (121 votes) Dorchester

33: Martello Bookshop (120 votes) Rye

34: Gooch Sports & Leisure (117 votes) Newent

35: Just Pets (117 votes) Stroud

36: Croft Nurseries (116 votes) Sheffield

37: G Bolam Butchers (114 votes) Sedgefield

38: Nautical Antiques (111 votes) Weymouth

39: Plants That Grow From Tom & Joe (111 votes) Wylam

40: Brocante Ltd (111 votes) Fowey

41: Parched Tea Bar (107 votes) Manchester

42: Wedding Ring Studio (106 votes) Maidstone

43: Daleside Antiques (100 votes) Masham

44: Heatons (98 votes) Salisbury

45: Argyll Gift Company (98 votes) Lochgilphead

46: Cavendish Antiques & Collectors Centre (98 votes) York

47: Jan Gregson (98 votes) Pembroke

48: Bishopston Trading Company (97 votes) Bishopston

49: Country Furnish (96 votes) Kirkby Lonsdale

50: Hungerford Butchers (96 votes) Hungerford

51: G H Stanton & Son (94 votes) Winslow

52: Mason & Sons (94 votes) Barrow In Furness

53: Shoes Galore (93 votes) Great Yarmouth

54: Penn Village (92 votes) Penn

55: The Old Smithy (92 votes) Ventnor

56: New Hollybeck Nurseries (90 votes) Southwell

57: Bull Ring Antiques (89 votes) Hay-on-Wye

58: Vintage Cameras Ltd. (88 votes) Sydenham

59: The Old Maltings Antique Centre (88 votes) Louth

60: totallyessential.com (88 votes)

61: Graig Farm Organics (88 votes) Llandrindod Wells

62: Cottismore Garden Centre (87 votes) Newbury

63: S W Antiques (86 votes) Pershore

64: Steve Bartrick Antique Prints & Maps (85 votes)

65: Doggies & Moggies Pet Centre (85 votes) Truro

66: K Chapple Optometrist (85 votes) Lewes

67: Candlelife Ltd (84 votes) Wakefield

68: John Lewis (83 votes) Oxford Street

69: Snooze Shop (83 votes) Felixstowe

70: Asda (83 votes) Bishop Auckland

71: CinnaMoon (83 votes) Richmond

72: Jewellery Catalogue (81 votes)

73: The Market Butchers (81 votes) Widnes

74: Hambys Shoes (80 votes) Rotherham

75: Miles (78 votes) Wellington

76: Homebase (78 votes) Newark

77: Art Deco Originals (77 votes) Halifax

78: Bread of Life Fair Trade Centre (76 votes) East Dulwich

79: The Boutique (76 votes) Urmston

80: Moorland Larder (75 votes) South Molton

81: Clive Rogers Oriental Rugs (74 votes) Staines

82: Debenhams (74 votes) Bolton

83: Carlton Antiques (73 votes) Malvern

84: H Samuel (73 votes) Aylesbury

85: Greg Page-Turner (72 votes)

86: John Lewis (72 votes) Newcastle upon Tyne

87: Live Sound Hire Ltd (72 votes) Ripley

88: College Farm (71 votes) Bedford

89: Parker Taylor Menswear Ltd (71 votes) Bridgnorth

90: C Y Neilly (71 votes) Stevenston

91: Michael Kirk Butchers (71 votes) Wolverhampton

92: JW Mckenzie Cricket Bookseller (70 votes) Epsom

93: Pepe's Pets (70 votes) Manchester

94: Sheppey Aquatic & Pet Supplies (70 votes) Sheerness

95: Kingston Galleries (70 votes) Hull

96: Jumbleline Antiques & Collectables (69 votes) Oxford

97: Amazon (69 votes)

98: Debenhams (69 votes) Bromley

99: Fresh Caribbean Cuisine Limited (68 votes) Luton

100: Debenhams (67 votes) Torquay

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