Burnham Market is often referred to as Chelsea-on-sea and in fairness there does seem to be a lot of K&C parking permits about on a weekend! It has a traditional post office, butcher, baker, hardware shop, fish shop and chemist for all the necessities of everyday life, as well as over 30 highly original independent and specialist shops, selling a wide range of exciting deli products, vibrant and stylish accessories for home and garden, galleries, and trendy clothes shops for all the family. A few miles away is South Creake Studios with half a dozen unusual shops and a very nice café.
Holt is a small Georgian town which is a great place for shopping or browsing around the many art and crafts Galleries. There is also antique shops, Larners, an upmarket hickledy-pickedly department store with a great food hall, independent jewellers, fashion stores and quirky home shops. You won’t be able to resist the tempting cafes and speciality food shops.
Shops are dotted amongst the narrow lanes of the town centre, along the Quay and up into Staithe Street, the main shopping street. It bustles with shoppers and browsers, who are well served by a diverse selection of small and friendly shops selling everything from buckets and spades, books and paintings, to high end clothes and designer gifts. Stop by at Holkham Hall with its pottery and gift shops on the way.
Norwich is a great city for shopping with its large pedestrian areas, original, independent shops, 6 day open-air market and spacious modern shopping malls. The city’s ‘High Street’ includes St Stephen’s and pedestrianised thoroughfares like Gentlemans Walk and London Street. The Castle Mall and Chapelfield shopping centres have over 150 stores between them and, together with the city centre, Norwich has all the UK’s leading department stores, including John Lewis, Marks & Spencer, House of Fraser, Jarrolds and Debenhams. Dozens of independent shops bring an extra dimension selling everything from antiques to teddy bears.
King’s Lynn is a convenient and comprehensive shopping centre with a recently renovated shopping area, most of the major High Street names M&S, Sainsbury’s, River Island, HMV, Next, Debenhams, Argos and a market on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday. Could be in Norfolk or North London but reliable if you are seeking a specific item.