Start in the Montpellier quarter for individual boutiques and craft and specialty shops, and then continue to the nearby Suffolk quarter to find most of Cheltenham's antiques stores.

An enjoyable short stroll to the Promenade takes you by stores featuring attractive clothing and shoes, as well as several bookstores. From the Promenade, take Regent Street to High Street, which is mostly pedestrian-only, and you'll find several brand-name department stores in the Beechwood Shopping Centre.

The weekly market is in the Henrietta Street car park on Thursday. Weather permitting, the market is open from 9am to 2pm.

The Courtyard, on Montpellier Street in the heart of the Montpellier quarter, has become an award-winning shopping mall that offers a fun blend of shops specializing in unique fashion, furniture, and gift items. A good mix of restaurants, cafes, and wine bars rounds out the mall.

Cavendish House, the Promenade (tel. 01242/521300), is a long-established shopping landmark.

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