If you haven’t visited Windsor you are missing a treat. Of course there is the castle and its grounds to visit but the shopping is a good reason too. Windsor is one of those towns that has still managed to retain some independent stores which enhance the shopping experience. My key advice would be to avoid holiday periods as the car parks get filled up with tourists and if you can choose a week day rather than a Saturday you will find parking much easier.
Parking – Having said that, there is good parking in Windsor with the multi-level car park having excellent access to the shopping centre. I use either the coach park (if the weather is good as you can stroll through the park) or King Edward’s Court.
The shops – Windsor has a good mixture of shops located on the main high street, in the Windsor Royal Shopping centre (the refurbished railway station) King Edward Court and streets off the high street. The independent stores are located mostly around St Leonards Road and Peascod Street.
The Winsdor Royal Shopping centre is where you will find Hobbs, Phase 8, Jaegar, Whistles, Fenn Wright Manson, Mint Velvet as well as Jo Malone and Links of London. M&S, Austin Reed and Gap are located on the high street and King Edward Court has Fenwicks, Next, Zara, H&M and Daniels department store (which whilst writing is being modernised)
Refreshments – Windsor has an abundant supply of coffee shops and cafes. The best for people watching are located in the Windsor Royal Shopping centre which includes Carluccios, Cafe Rouge, Costa, Cafe Nero and, if you want to indulge, Patisserie Valerie. Fenwicks also has a nice little coffee shop which does excellent club sandwiches, proper teas and pastries and is fatally located next to the LK Bennett department so you can pick out shoes whilst being refreshed!
Pictures – the bottom row shows shops at Windsor Royal Shopping centre.
Plus a gorgeous party outfit, for the Christmas season!