20 Best UK Cities For Christmas Shopping

A study of 20 cities of the UK was conducted to find which tops the list to be the best place for Christmas shopping.

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Factors like Number of shops, how busy they are, rating of their Christmas markets and traffic and other pointers are kept in mind to choose the winner. Thankfully the results are there and have a look at best UK cities for Christmas shopping.

1. Edinburgh

Edinburgh

The cobbled streets of Edinburgh and its unique architecture blend well with the festive season. You also get to see a huge Christmas market that is an enviable sight.

 

2. Glasgow

Glasgow

Princes Square, Buchanan Street, and a fabulous Christmas market propel this Scotland City to be number two on the list.

 

3. Oxford

Oxford

Fewer crowds, variety of gifts available at the Christmas market and the perfect ambiance are what makes Oxford so special.

 

4. Newcastle

Newcastle

Actually, an over-friendly group along with some nice places to do your gift shopping are the strong points of Newcastle.

 

5. Belfast

Belfast

New Ireland’s capital does not remain very busy and you may get a luxurious parking space along with all that you needed to buy.

 

6. Bournemouth

Bournemouth

A visit here might force you to just go to the beach but the amazing collection of shops also is an absolute delight.

 

7. Southampton

Southampton

You find awesome Christmas light displays and all the kind of stuff you need to buy along with very fewer crowds to bother you.

 

8. Manchester

shopping

Actually one of the very crowded places the only things that work here is Trafford Center and some fabulous lighting seen.

 

9. Brighton

Brighton

The shops are located quite close but you will find intense traffic so decide wisely.

 

10. York

York

The medieval-style architecture brings out the essence of the season really aptly.

 

11. Nottingham

Nottingham

If you also wish to enjoy the countryside along with some festive shopping then maybe this is your destination.

 

12. Bristol

Bristol

A quaint and charming city offers plenty to shop along with awesome locales.

 

13. Cardiff

Cardiff

Though it has one of the best Christmas markets, the traffic is difficult to handle and that makes this place drop down in the list.

 

14. Birmingham

Birmingham

It also has one of the largest Christmas markets but competition and traffic spoil the game.

 

15. Liverpool

Liverpool

The Christmas market is just about average and the chances of snowfall are rather slim too.

 

16. London

London

You may be informed about the shopping at Oxford Street and Camden but the traffic in season is miserable and that shuts its case.

 

17. Swansea

Swansea

Otherwise, a beautiful city, the lack of parking options is its biggest bane. If you can opt for public transport then you may consider it.

 

18. Leicester

leicester shopping

Neither does it have a great Christmas market nor parking space, so can be avoided.

 

19. Leeds

Leeds

Though it offers shopping positions but the feel of Christmas is just not there.

 

20. Sheffield

Sheffield

People staying in Yorkshire find this city a great option to visit. But if you consider the overall experience of shopping and the type of Christmas market this city loses a lot of its credibility.

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