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Shopping in Southampton

Shopping in Southampton offers a wide range of experiences.

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The huge WestQuay Southampton mall on Portland Terrace contains over 90 stores, including many major high-street names. Nearby Marlands Mall also has a fine mix of niche and high-street retailers, and there's the small Bargate Centre, off the High Street on East Street.

For more traditional shops and specialist stores, head to East Street, Bedford Place and Above Bar Street.


At the Bargate Market Place, there are a number of regular and speciality markets. The Friday Market is open 0900-1700 with over 90 attractive continental-type stalls selling all kinds of high-quality food items. Hampshire Farmers Markets take place here one Saturday every month from 1000-1400. There are also specialised Saturdays every month: Art & Design Craft on the first Saturday, followed by a World Market on the second and fourth Saturdays, and a Farmer's Market on the third Saturday.