Shopping In Droitwich

Droitwich Spa is a busy and vibrant shopping hub serving the local community and neighbouring rural areas.

thumbs-victoria-square.jpgThe Victoria Square and St Andrews Shopping Centre areas are well represented with many well known national retail stores and cosmopolitan coffee shops and cafes. This area also has the Town Tourist Information Centre incorporating a museum inside St Richards House. This part of the town includes banks, building societies, estate agents, a main Post Office and the Town Library with a Wychavon District Council manned information point. Adjacent to the Morrison's supermarket next to the St Andrews Shopping Centre there are full attended public lavatories with baby changing facilities.

thumb-high-street.jpgThe High Street and Queen Street contains many independent and specialist shops and services. The High Street itself was originally a level thoroughfare prior to the 1860's when mining subsidence caused the now characteristic sloping street scene, further enhanced by the buildings leaning at odd angles today. Some of Worcestershire's greatest architectural assets are represented through the High Street buildings. The premises numbered 31 to 33 are the sites of original domestic establishments from circa 1400 and are authentic examples of medieval timber construction buildings.

Leading from the High Street the pedestrian thoroughfare of Gurneys Lane continues the independent retailer outlets as far as the large Waitrose supermarket opposite to Vines Park. Gurneys Lane contains cafes and coffee shops enticing shoppers and visitors to take a break. 

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Markets are firmly established in Droitwich Spa with the Friday weekly Charter Market on Victoria Square.  The Royal Charter for markets was granted to the Town by King John in 1215. The market offers an excellent range of products including fruit and vegetables, hardware, shoes, clothing, plants, carpets, toys and crafts.

The Worcestershire Farmers' Market is a regular visitor to Victoria Square, on the first Saturday of each month. Shoppers can chat with producers while selecting from a wide choice of locally produced foods such as cakes, preserves, honey, breads, cheeses, meats, sausages and seasonal fruit and vegetables.

The main town events feature specialist markets such as local food, drink and crafts and Continental markets.