Love to shop? Bournemouth won’t let you down. Much of the town centre is pedestrianised, so getting around is easy. As well as popular high-street brands like H&M and M&S, you’ll find loads of quirky independent retailers dotted around too.
Forget Etsy or eBay. If you love vintage clothing, a visit to This Is Vintage in Southbourne is a must. Here, you’ll find loads of authentic items, including bags, shoes, accessories, and clothing, all in near-perfect condition.
A short stroll from the city centre is the upmarket Westbourne shopping district. Here you can browse a huge variety of boutique stores and independent eateries. Want to head out of town? Boscombe is just two miles from the city centre and has loads of independent shops and cafes to explore, not to mention Boscombe Pier – a must-see for anyone new to town.