If shopping is your weakness, you will be delighted with offerings from designer outlet stores, to shabby chic antiques. From gigantic modern malls and sleek shopping centres, to the history-rich lanes in our towns and cities which feature unique independent stores, you will be sure to find that special something to take home with you.
Ashford Designer Outlet– Kimberley Way Ashford Designer Village, Kimberley Walk, Ashford TN24 0SD, UK
Choose from up to 80 different high street designer brands, such as Polo Ralph Lauren, Ted Baker, Fred Perry, Calvin Klein and Hugo Boss to athletic labels such as Nike and Adidas. There is also a fabulous kids playground area, which will keep your little ones entertained, and not to forget many restaurants and cafes to choose from when the hunger arises.
Bluewater Shopping Centre- Dartford, Greenhithe DA9 9ST, UK
An out of town shopping centre, with over 300 stores, leaving you spoilt for choice. From fashion to homeware, jewellery to sporting goods and everything in between, this centre is sure to keep you busy. It’s said to be the 2nd largest shopping centre in the UK, and has numerous entertainment options for the kids, such as the Beach (sand and splash pools), a trampoline park, the Pirate Cove adventure park and a Cinema Delux which will take your movie experience to a whole new level of Wow.
Whitefriars Shopping Centre – 14 Gravel Walk, Canterbury CT1 2TF, UK
This is the biggest shopping centre in East Kent offering mainstream shops, boutiques and department stores too. A wide variety of restaurants are also on offer and as it is more of an open environment, its the perfect choice for summer shopping. Whitefriars is playing host to a number of kids activities this summer, so be sure not to let your little ones miss out on the action.
Dockside Outlet Centre- Maritime Way, St Mary’s Island, Chatham ME4 3ED, UK
Experience shopping at this attractive waterfront setting, offering a range of fashions to homewares at great discounts. Its the perfect way to spend a summers day, relaxing in one of the many outdoor restaurants on offer after the shopping is complete.
Fremlin Walk – 62 Earl St, Maidstone ME14 1PS, UK
An outdoor shopping experience in Maidstone, offering all your favorite designers and labels.
This week is all abuzz as Fremiln Walk hosts its Garden Party running 18-26 August. Expect delicious summer themed street food, a grassed area designed for chilling out, garden games and interactive activities for the whole family to enjoy.
Royal Victoria Place- Tunbridge Wells, TN1 2SS
A large multilevel building, offering a large variety of shops and outlets to fill all your needs. When your appetite calls, be sure not to miss the extensive food hall on the lower level, offering tastes and flavours to cater to your every need.
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