By: Condor Ferries on 12/11/2013

UK Christmas Shopping

Christmas is coming, which means it’s time to shop! Perfect presents for family and friends can be hard to find, but a shopping trip to the UK will give you greater choice and variety. Weymouth and Portsmouth are the ideal gateways to shopping hubs including Bristol, Southampton and Bournemouth. Travel by Clipper and enjoy en-suite cabins, superior cabins with TVs, reclining seats, lounge bar and brasserie. You will arrive fresh to start your shopping trip.


Once the festive season is over, why not consider a trip to stock up on all those January sales bargains? With shopping centres and department stores all offering fantastic discounts to shoppers, treat yourself to a weekend away to beat the January blues.


With no excess baggage charges for bringing all those goodies home again, Condor Ferries is the perfect choice for a seasonal shopping trip, book today at


Our top shopping destinations



Head for WestQuay in Southampton for a trip to the UK’s favourite department store, John Lewis. With a dedicated Christmas section every year, as well as a host of must have fashion, beauty, electrical and home ware, it’s possible to find everything you need all under one roof. One of the UK’s newest IKEA stores is also situated close by, perfect for stocking up on household essentials for the festive period.



Not far from Portsmouth Port, Gunwharf Quays offers a premium shopping experience with many famous brands at discounted prices. There are over 90 outlet stores from Ted Baker, Ralph Lauren and Superdry to Swarovski, The Body Shop and Radley London.



For a real Christmas atmosphere, head to Bournemouth for their annual Christmas market. Starting on 14th November it takes inspiration from traditional German Christmas markets, featuring quirky and handmade gifts, as well as festive roasted chestnuts and mulled wine to warm you up on a cold winter’s day. Close by is  Castlepoint, located on the edge of Bournemouth and is home to many of the biggest UK retailers.



Visit Bristol’s latest shopping development Cabot Circus, with over 120 shops including flagship stores Harvey Nichols and House of Fraser.



Memorable shopping experience with stylish boutiques, independent stores and big name brands. For the ultimate Christmas shopping experience, visit the Bath Christmas Market with over 140 chalets situated in picturesque surroundings.




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