Shopping Focus: Colchester

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Colchester Town Centre has to be a shopaholic's paradise.  In Colchester's bustling Town Centre you will find all the big names you would expect plus lots more smaller, independent shops and boutiques.  It also boasts a number of Gourmet Food Shops specialising in locally produced food and drink.

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Located in the heart of Colchester, Lion Walk Shopping Centre is home to 40 of Britain's most popular retailers. Whether you're a die-hard shopaholic or just looking to get in, find what you need and get out, Lion Walk is your ideal shopping destination. Check out the latest looks and hottest trends, enjoy a delicious meal or find the perfect gift for someone special. Walk the Walk and you’ll see – there's something for everyone at Lion Walk. Lisle House, 12 Red Lion Yard, High Street, Colchester, Essex CO1 1DX. 01206 564957.

Culver Square Shopping Centre is a convenient shopping location. The centre provides a popular range of shopping brands and stores such as Debenhams, H&M, TK Maxx and Superdry along with many popular more unique stores such as Patisserie Valerie and White Shine Jewellery. A warm welcome awaits you at Culver Square where you will be able to find a great selection of stores, café’s and restaurants, events and special offers. Culver Square Shopping Centre, 7a Culver Square, Colchester Essex ?CO1 IJQ. 01206 578830.

Now owned by Fenwick, Williams & Griffin prides itself on its dedicated staff and exceptional customer service. At Williams & Griffin, you will find a whole host of departments including fashion, toys, gifts, housewares and furniture featuring the finest quality products, the latest must haves, mixed with value lines. Their talented buying team travel around Europe to look for the most individual products and up and coming brands for their customers. In 2007, Williams & Griffin won the title of Best Independent Department Store of the Year, sponsored by Draper's Magazine, the leading fashion industry publication. 152 High Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1PN.  01206 571212.

Tindalls started life in the 1860’s as a family business printing sheet music in Newmarket. During the 1960's the business grew and expanded into commercial stationery supplying businesses with everything they need for their office. Their retail stationery, printing, office machinery and furniture departments all flourished, by the year 2005 Tindalls had four prominent retail outlets specialising in Stationery, Artists supplies and Office Furniture. They are now the leading independent stationer in East Anglia. Many of their employees have been with them for a number of years, they contribute to the success of Tindalls, enhancing the traditional values which makes the store what it is today; an independent business with traditional values thriving in the 21st Century. 25 Trinity St, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1JN. 01206 579729.

St John's Walk Shopping Centre – Colchester is an innovative retail facility and leisure destination. Within months, St John's Walk Shopping Centre has become a quality retailing destination for local shoppers and a shopping tourist's delight for those visiting. Combining retail and local attractions to offer a day out destination for friends and families. There is so much to do and see that some guests spend hours. St John's St, Colchester, Essex CO2 7AL. 01206 769956.

Christmas in Colchester

Kick off the festive season in Colchester by watching the town come alive with festive cheer when the Christmas lights are switched on.?The Lights will be switched on at the Town Hall and Culver Square at 5.30pm.

The Xmas Event, Colchester is a Christmas festival and shopping event not to be missed. Suitable for all the family this four day event is being held from 7December to 10 December in the Charter Hall in Colchester – known for hosting the X Factor, and other community based events for the town.??The Xmas Event, Colchester will offer families a unique shopping experience with all the fun and festivities of Christmas; from Santa’s Grotto, Carols round the tree and even real reindeer. With lots of fun things to do and see this event will get everyone in the festive spirit. This will be the Christmas event of the year in Colchester. 

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