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SOUVENIRS ARE VARIED AND DEPENDING ON REGION VERY
DIFFERENT. HOWEVER MOST OF THE SOUVENIRS CAN BE PURCHASED
IN THE CAPITAL LONDON, IN MANY CASES PERHAPS CHEAPER THAN
IN THEIR REGION OF PRODUCTION. THE EXCEPTION IS ANTIQUES.
MODERN SHOPPING COMPLEXES ARE FOUND IN ALL CITIES AND MOST
TOWNS HAVE A GOOD RANGE OF SHOPS. THINGS TO LOOK FOR
INCLUDE CHINA, SPODE, WEDGEWOOD, MINTON AND ROYAL DOULTON
ARE THE BETTER KNOWN. CLOTHING INCLUDES THE TRADITIONAL
MATERIALS SUCH AS THE TARTANS OF SCOTLAND AND ALSO TWEEDS,
WHICH ARE FASHIONED INTO SKIRTS, SUITES, SHAWLS AND COATS
FOR MEN AND WOMEN. CASHMERES, VIYELLA AND COTTONS ARE OTHER
FABRICS FOUND. OTHER TYPES OF CLOTHING INCLUDE THE WOOLLENS
OF SCOTLAND AND WALES. THERE IS SOME VERY GOOD GLASSWARE
INCLUDING THE EDINBURGH AND STUART CRYSTAL AND CAITHNESS
GLASS. SPECIALLITY FOODS ARE ALSO POPULAR SOUVENIRS FOR
EXAMPLE A WIDE RANGE OF TEAS ARE SOLD IN ENGLAND ALSO
WHISKEY FROM SCOTLAND AND REGIONALLY PRODUCED HONEY AND A
COMBINATION OF THE TWO ARE MADE INTO LIQUEURS.
IN THE CAPITAL BOND STREET, PICCADILLY, REGENT STREET AND
JERMYN STREET IN THE WEST END ARE KNOWN FOR ANTIQUES,
CLOTHING, JEWELLERY AND LEATHER. THERE ARE A CHOICE OF GOOD
MARKETS. PORTOBELLO ROAD ON SATURDAYS SELLS ANTIQUES,
BERMONDSEY ON FRIDAYS IS ALSO AN ANTIQUE MARKET. ON
THURSDAYS AND SUNDAYS THERE IS THE CAMDEN LOCK MARKET HERE
THERE IS A HOST OF ITEMS OLD AND NEW, CLOTHING, DESIGNER
AND SECOND HAND, CRAFT STALLS, COLLECTER ITEMS SUCH AS
TELEPHONES, RADIOS AND FURNITURE AND OTHER HOUSEHOLD RELICS
FROM THE SIXTIES AND BEFORE.

COVENT GARDENS IN LONDON ONCE THE SITE OF THE FAMOUS
FLOWER, FRUIT AND VEGETABLE MARKET IS NOW A DIFFERENT KIND
OF MARKET. THERE ARE PERFORMING ARTS, CRAFT AND CLOTHING
STALLS. UNDER COVER THERE ARE A LARGE SELECTION OF
BOUTIQUES AND SHOPS.

WALES IS A PRINCIPALITY IN THE WEST OF GREAT BRITAIN.
SLATE, MINED AND SOLD HERE, CAN BE BLUE, GREEN OR RED.
KNOWN MAINLY FOR ITS USE AS ROOF TILES IT CAN ALSO BE
FASHIONED INTO DECORATIVE ORNAMENTS FOR INSIDE AND OUTSIDE
THE HOUSE. THINGS SUCH AS HOUSE NAME PLATES, SURRONDS FOR
CLOCKS AND BAROMETERS. IN NORTH WALES IN THE AREA KNOWN AS
THE SNOWDONIA NATIONAL PARK WALKING AND OTHER OUTDOOR
ACTIVITIES ARE VERY POPULAR. THERE ARE MANY SPECIALISED
SHOPS IN THIS AREA SELLING HIGH QUALITY CLOTHING AND
EQUIPMENT FOR THE OUTDOORS. OTHER SOUVENIRS INCLUDE HAND
KNITTED WOOLLEN SWEATERS AND HONEY.

IN THE NORTH OF ENGLAND THE CITY OF MANCHESTER HAS MUCH TO
OFFER. THERE IS AN ARTS AND CRAFTS CENTRE SELLING JEWELLERY
AND MANY OTHER HANDICRAFTS IN PICADILLY. AFLECKS PALACE A
LARGE VICTORIAN WAREHOUSE ONCE USED IN COTTON PRODUCTION
NOW HOUSES THREE FLOORS OF BOUTIQUES, SELLING DESIGNER
CLOTHING, SHOES, JEWELLERY AND ANTIQUES. THERE ARE MANY ART
GALLERIES AND ART EXHIBITION CENTRES SOME OF THEM SELLING
PAINTINGS AND SCULPTURES.

FURTHER NORTH SOME OF THE NORTHERN TOWNS AND VILLAGES ONCE
RENOWNED FOR THEIR ROLE IN THE PRODUCTION OF WOOLLEN CLOTH
NOW USE THE LARGE WAREHOUSES AND MILLS TO PRODUCE
HANDICRAFTS. IN THE TOWN OF HEBDEN BRIDGE THERE IS A CLOG
FACTORY PRODUCING A LARGE VARIETY OF COLOURS AND STYLES. IN
THE NEARBY TOWN OF HALIFAX THE PIECE HALL WHICH WAS ONCE
USED TO SELL THE CLOTH TO MERCHANTS NOW HOUSES A MYRID OF
CRAFT SHOPS THE VARIETY IS ASTONISHING. CARVED WOODEN
ITEMS, JEWELLERY AND CLOTHING ARE THE MORE USUAL. ONE OF
THE LARGE WOOLLEN MILLS IN HALIFAX IS NOW A MODERN SHOPPING
COMPLEX. THERE IS ALSO A LARGE PERMANENT MARKET UNDER COVER
IN THE CENTRE OF THE TOWN, THERE ARE STALLS SELLING LOCALLY
MADE HANDICRAFTS FRUIT AND VEGETABLES.

IN SCOTLAND THE PRODUCTION OF WHISKEY IS RENOWNED WORLD
WIDE. OTHER HANDICRAFTS INCLUDE HANDKNITTED SWEATERS,
BAGPIPES, TRADITIONAL CLOTHING AND OUDOOR CLOTHING.
POTTERY, PAINTING AND SCULPTURES.

IN NOTHERN IRELAND IRISH WHISKEY IS MADE AS IN SCOTLAND.
ALSO IRISH TARTANS AND HAND MADE WOOLLEN WEAR. IRISH LINEN
AND HAND MADE LACE ARE OF A VERY HIGH QUALITY.

POPULAR CITIES:
LONDON | BIRMINGHAM | LIVERPOOL | OXFORD | CAMBRIDGE
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