If you have followed us here on this blog, you would have noticed by now that we love small, independent businesses especially prevalent in small towns. On our visit to Lyme Regis, we were able to see some of these thriving and mostly independent shops, stores and restaurants.
They say if you have seen one high street, you have seen them all, a carbon copy with the same old high street chains, cafes and shops. It gets tired sometimes. On my chanced visit to Thirsk, a market place near York, I was able to discover ‘off the high street’ shops and businesses on […]
Thirsk in North Yorkshire is a market town serving the Vale of Mowbray for nine centuries. Industries that thrived then included linen weaving, leather goods, malting and brewing, rope making, leather goods and basket making. Our quick stop at Thirsk on a Sunday morning, allowed us time to get to know the market town, shops, […]
A major shopping centre in Oxford City Centre, Westgate Oxford is a multi-storey complex remodelled and extended between 2016 and 2017. On our many day trips to Oxford, we used this as the base as there is a huge car park in the basement. You can then access the high street, city and university buildings […]