The High Street area
Once the Romans' east to west route through the city, the pedestrianised High Street is home to a wealth of shops with Regency and Elizabethan bow-fronted windows. The impressive Lloyds Bank building was formerly the Guildhall and the nightly curfew is still rung from the clock above it. Take time to explore the mix of traditional and major high street stores both in the main thoroughfare and in the narrow passages, ensuring hours of happy browsing.
With six skilled goldsmiths on the premises, be sure to visit contemporary jewellers Jeremy France in Walcote Place, towards the top of the High Street. In addition to stocking some beautiful pieces, they can also make items to your specification in the workshop where you can watch them at their craft.
Warren & Son The Stationers has been serving Winchester since 1835 and today boasts a wide array of unusual and original gift ideas for all the family, making it a firm favourite for birthday presents for all ages.