On the outskirts of town
If you're visiting Harborough by car, there are several shops out of town worth visiting before you leave. These include Rock Bottom in Clarence Street, which is a discount warehouse crammed full of bargains from floor to ceiling, and along the Farndon Road is Farndon Fields Farm Shop who always have an excellent selection of locally produced fruit & vegetables and other local produce. Cut-price Supermarkets like Lidl and Aldi are also not too far from the town centre.
in Market Harborough
Market Harborough provides both a modern and attractive place to shop
in South Leicestershire. With a population of 20,000 and rising, the town
has attracted many nationwide chains such as Sainsbury, Argos and Homebase
to open stores here. Food shops and coffee houses have made an increasing mark on the town in recent years, with the likes of Greggs, Costa, Starbucks and Nero.
Hassle-free shopping in Saint Mary's Place
Saint Mary's Place, built in the early 90's, is the latest shopping area to be added to the town. A pedestrianised environment provides hassle-free shopping here. From the Peacock Inn at the north end, a good selection of shops like Mercury News, Partners, Rosebys and Boots line the route south up to the river Welland. Here the Riverside Walk crosses our path as we continue south past the Indoor Market, Argos, Wilkinson, SpecSavers and on to the Sainsbury supermarket. Plenty of benches are close at hand throughout the route for the weary or those who like to sit and take in the shopping atmosphere, or just sit and feed the ducks on the river!
Built in the 80's, is another pedestrianised area with a distinctly traditional feel, and a good variety of smaller shops. It has the advantage of an entrance directly from the Commons car park, where you enter under an archway by the Veneto Pizzeria. If you've time for a coffee, then just inside, there's the New Horizons Coffee Shop in the Centenary Hall run by members of the Baptist Church. Walking down past Holland & Barrett and Time to Time, brings you onto the Coventry Road entrance, where there is a Loros Charity Shop to browse round just a few yards from the town centre. Also in Coventry Road is a freindly elctrical shop named Jeacocks, as well as the Co Op Chemist.
High Street starts at the Congregational Church
and meanders it's way down to the Square at the junction of Coventry Road.
The picture (right) shows the view north from the Town
Hall. On sunny days, you really can eat out, literally, when the tables
are placed out on the pavement at Joules Eating House!
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