There are plenty of opportunities to indulge in some serious shopping within the Hamble Valley.
Botley offers a range of boutique and individual shops; fashion’ (including couture wedding gowns), traditional toys, country pursuits and health and beauty salons. The old flour mills, Botley Mills host a varity of shops and outlets.
Bishop’s Waltham also has a range of boutique shops in a traditional High Street – from homeware and giftware to crafts, florists, fashion and the Bishop’s Waltham Country Market.
In Wickham, the Market Square offers an olde worlde experience with traditional shops such as ironmongers, award-winning butchers, homeware and gift boutiques as well as a range of quaint tea rooms. Chesapeake Mill, an old watermill which now contains a number of floors displaying antiques and gifts, offers a unique shopping experience.
Hamble village and marinas offer plenty of opportunity to browse chandleries and marine-based shops including the Maritime Art Gallery on Hamble Quay.
Town and High Street Shopping
Eastleigh Town Centre offers High Street shopping and a relaxed shopping experience in The Swan Centre, which boasts a variety of more than 40 popular brand retailers.
The bright and airy, undercover Fareham Shopping Centre offers more than 90 high street names. The Market Quay Shopping Centre offers mixed retail and leisure including a 5-screen cinema. For that special individual purchase, just wander along to the West Street speciality shopping area, where you’ll find a whole range of local independent shops.
The flagship Marks & Spencer and Sainsbury superstores at Hedge End offer a first-class superstore experience and the retail park nearby is home to big names in furniture, DIY and home entertainment.
Markets in the Hamble Valley
Thursday & Saturday
Bustling street market
Leigh Road Pedestrian Precinct.
A traditional open-air market with up to 50 stalls
Fareham Farmers’ Market
First Saturday of every month
Around 40 stalls selling organic fruit and vegetables, free-range eggs, exotic and rare breed meats, homebaked bread and cakes, to locally-brewed beer and garden plants.
Hampshire Farmers’ Markets
Purchase the finest Hampshire local produce including local free-range meat and game, fresh and smoked trout, cheeses, pasta, bread, cakes and puddings, seasonal fruit and vegetables, wine, beer and cider, honey, herbs and garden plants.
Hampshire Farmers’ Market at Chandlers Ford
23rd May, 22nd August and 24th October
Fryern Arcade 10am-2pm
Hampshire Farmers’ Markets at Winchester
Last Sunday of each month
Winchester hosts the largest farmers’ market in the UK with around 95 stalls
Middlebrook Street & car park. 9am-2pm