As December approaches, it’s time to think about starting your Christmas shopping. We feel fortunate to have many fabulous local shopping spots near our luxury car storage facility in Hampshire. In this article, we thought we would share a few of our favourites so you can make a day of it. Collect your car in the morning, take a spin around some super shops and feel comfortable that you won’t be making a last-minute dash to the high street on 24th December!
Christmas shopping spots close to our luxury car storage facility:
When it comes to Christmas shopping, nowhere does it quite like the cathedral city of Winchester. It is around a 30 – 40-minute drive from our luxury car storage facility in Hampshire, and from the 17th of November to the 21st of December, the Winchester Cathedral Christmas Market is open from 10:00 am daily. Many people recognise this festive market as one of the best in Europe.
But that’s not all; with a host of big-name stores and independent traders gracing the wonderful winding streets of Winchester, it’s a great place to get things all wrapped up!
The Hambledon – A fantastic store selling a carefully curated range of brands across multiple departments, from homewares and lifestyle to clothing and beauty.
A wee bit closer and less than a 30-minute drive from us is Alresford, a traditional Hampshire market town. But alongside the butchers, bakers and fishmongers, you’ll find a range of stylish shops offering designer fashions, arts and crafts and gifts.
For the perfect lunch spot, head to Pulpo Negro, which boasts a Michelin Bib Gourmand award and serves some of the best Tapas you’ll ever taste (inside or outside of Spain!)
Long Barn – Just outside of the town. A beautiful oak-framed Barn that is home to an array of inspiring collections inspired by a love of the English countryside. You’ll find gifts for gardeners, gourmet delights and home and lifestyle collections under one roof.
Head east from our luxury car storage facility, and you’ll find your way out of Hampshire and into West Sussex. We recommend you take a trip to the delightful market town of Midhurst. Here, you’ll find a wonderful mix of independent stores. Download the shopping map here.
Cowdray Farm Shop and Lifestyle – Gather together at Cowdray this Christmas to enjoy various festive events and dining experiences and a fantastic selection of delicious seasonal food, gifts, hampers and stocking fillers available from Cowdray Farm Shop and Cowdray Lifestyle.
Drive fifteen minutes beyond Midhurst, and you’ll find yourself in the beautiful town of Petworth. Home to Petworth House and Park, this town is also a mecca for antique hunters. You’ll find a hub of independent businesses offering a unique experience a world away from the modern commercial high street.
Get into the festive spirit by visiting the Colours of Christmas at Petworth House. Afterwards, head to the lovely lanes of Petworth to get your Christmas shopping sorted. With bookshops, gift shops and boutiques, you’ll find something for everyone.
BEAR – A Grade II listed building where, over three floors, you’ll discover an interesting and beautiful mix of pieces for the home and soul. A mix of antique furniture, stunning mid-century modern pieces and an excellent range of gifts and accessories.
We hope you’ve enjoyed our roundup of four Christmas shopping destinations, all within a short drive from our luxury car storage facility in Hampshire. We encourage our clients to enjoy their vehicles as much as possible, and we only ask that you allow us 24 hours’ notice by either telephone or email before collecting your car. Contact us HERE.