Retail therapy time? Here’s our guide to the best shopping in Buckinghamshire

There is a wide variety of excellent shopping facilities from the lively urban centres to picturesque market towns with their traditional high streets and smaller unique shops.

In Aylesbury’s town centre you can enjoy modern shopping centres, specialist shopping opportunities and can find a bargain at the market. High Wycombe is a thriving market town and for those who like the bustling atmosphere of a lively centre, the Eden Centre provides excellent shopping and entertainment facilities.

Boutiques and small shops add much to the attraction of most market towns throughout the county. Amersham, Beaconsfield, Buckingham, Chesham, Marlow, Princes Risborough, Wendover and Winslow have a variety of high street names and stores offering clothes, shoes, unusual gifts and antiques. Look out for independent traders selling speciality foods and household goods and traditional street and Farmers’ Markets. There is also an abundance of farmer's shops and venues offering locally produced food and drink; from breweries to delis, markets to garden centres.

For those seeking a day of retail therapy, Bicester Village retail park offers excellent savings on a range of designer goods and for the complete shopaholic try thecentre:mk in the far north of the county, with over 240 shops it is the biggest shopping centre in the region!

A full metropolitan “fix” is available with London being just 50 minutes away by rail or road, while the historic city of Oxford is within 30 minutes drive.

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