If shopping is your thing we have a great range of shops from small independents to outlet shopping by the sea.
- Winchester has a great mixture of specialist shops in The Square, high street retailers in The Brooks, a range of unusual independents on Parchment Street, St Georges and Hyde Vale with cultural backdrops and interesting architecture.
- Gunwharf Quays is located in Portsmouth with a shopping outlet, cinema and various restaurants looking out to sea. Open until 7pm Monday to Saturday this designer shopping outlet has over 100 shops with discounted prices.
- Portsmouth is known as the waterfront city with many of the shopping, dining and tourist attractions based around the water's edge. Portsmouth city has a good range of shops and the famous Spinnaker Tower where you can experience views of Portsmouth Harbour and the surrounding area and walk across the largest glass floor in Europe!
- Southampton and WestQuay is a large indoor shopping destination with over 90 stores and a large John Lewis and M&S, perfect for a rainy day with plentiful parking. From WestQuay, it's only a short drive to the docks where you can see the majestic cruise liners docking on their way around the world.
- New Alresford (pronounced Allsford) is a historic Georgian town 7 miles East of Winchester and a great place to spend the day. Ideal for a stroll along the river, the lively market, specialist shops old-fashioned inns and smart bistros.
- Petersfield is in the heart of the South Downs National Park, the town is laced with footpaths and cycle trails offering panoramic views over the Downs and has a lovely square with markets and shops within easy reach.
- Wickham is a historic Hampshire village in the Meon Valley which has been a meeting point and centre of commerce since Roman times, they offer fascinating shops, tempting cuisine and strolls along the Meon Valley Trail.
- Guildford is a flourishing market town, steeped in history with plenty to do and see, with a beautiful cobbled High Street and a variety of independants down side streets, this town in packed with shopping possibilities.
- Farnham successfully combines old with new, with the Georgian and Tudor buildings, an old fashioned high street and a range of privately owned shops providing something unique.
- Hampshire has a great tradition of farmers markets which feature in Winchester, Alton, Petersfield, Chandlers Ford, Hythe, Romsey, Odiham, Southsea and Andover, the hampshire farmers markets website will provide dates for each destination.
- Port Solent is based on the marina with views of bobbing yachts and restaurant lining the boardwalks, they have a selection of shops, a cinema and nearly 20 restaurants.
- Stockbridge is around 40 minutes from Shorley Wood and is a small town in the Test Valley, it has a wide high street with independant shops, gallaries and tea rooms and has been home to various poets over the years.
- Basingstoke has the centre Festival Place which is Hampshire’s regional shopping destination, offering plenty of choice for the discerning shopper. With many shops open until 8pm weekdays, it's a great place for evening shopping and a meal.