7 Best Places to Shop in The Thames Valley, England

Covered Market

Fodor's choice

This is a fine place for a cheap sandwich and a leisurely browse; the smell of pastries and coffee follows you from cake shop to jeweler to cheesemonger.

Alice's Shop

This quaint little store is entirely devoted to Alice in Wonderland paraphernalia.


Family-owned and run since 1879, Blackwell's stocks an excellent selection of books. Check in about the regular literary events hosted by the store.

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Cards, stationery, handmade paper, and leather-bound journals can be purchased here, alongside marvelously arcane stuff you didn't know you needed—like quills, sealing wax, and even Venetian masks.

Shepherd & Woodward

This traditional tailor specializes in university gowns, ties, and scarves.

Taylors Deli

If you're planning a picnic, Taylors Deli has everything you need. There are tasty cakes, pastries, and other snacks, as well as great tea and coffee.

Windsor Royal Station

Set within a handsome building that was once a Victorian-era train station, Windsor Royal Station is home to fashion outlets like Mint Velvet, Jigsaw, Whistles, and Molton Brown.