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Bath Shopping

Shopping in Bath offers a memorable experience with a fabulous selection of small independent shops and stylish boutiques alongside the familiar big name stores. The city centre is compact and easily walkable with grand Georgian streets and small picturesque passageways to explore. Don't miss Milsom Street in Bath voted 'Britain's Best Fashion Street' in the Google Street View Awards 2010.

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Milsom Street

Milsom Street was the fashionable shopping street in Bath: "Do you know I saw the prettiest hat you can imagine in a shop window in Milsom Street just now," enthuses a friend of Catherine Morland, Jane Austen's heroine in 'Northanger Abbey'. It was also a fortuitous street for chance meetings: "in walking up Milsom Street, she had the good fortune to meet with the Admiral. He was standing by himself at a printshop window, with his hands behind him, in earnest contemplation of some print...". In John Claude Nattes' view, a lady is escorted by a uniformed man while figures in the background peer into the bay windows of the shops. This engraving comes from a series of plates made from drawings of Bath by Nattes and published in 1806. The preface to the volume extols the artistic merits of Bath: "Perhaps no city in the kingdom could be so proper for the purpose of picturesque illustration as that of Bath and its environs. The variety and beauty of its scenery is almost infinite; it unites some of the finest specimens of modern buildings with the splendid remains of antiquity..."

The Podium Shopping Centre

Situated close to Green Street, the extremely popular Podium Shopping Centre is home to a number of gift shops, selling many items including a silver jewellery shop, a café with an outdoor seating area, an art shop, a large supermarket and upstairs are a number of excellent restaurants, many with superb views across the River Avon and the streets of central Bath.

Margaret's Buildings

Situated on the outskirts of the city centre, close to the Royal Crescent, is Margaret's Buildings. This popular shopping area has a number of designer outlets and small shops

Broad Street and Green Street

Broad Street in central Bath is located close to the Shires Shopping Yard and has a number of designer clothes shops. Nearby Green Street is home to hairdressers, food shops, a seafood restaurant, gift shops and more clothes stores.