One of the most attractive corners of Winchester, The Square is where specialist shops jostle for attention with quaint pubs and restaurants on what was once the site of a cattle market.
The Hambledon - a favourite with interiors magazines - carries a fantastic collection of unusual toiletries, homeware, Cath Kidston fabrics and exquisite clothes for adults and children.
Across the way, Dinghams is a cook's paradise, selling every utensil and gadget imaginable for the kitchen.
Also worth a browse is upmarket lifestyle shop Woodruffs. This store stocks something for everyone, from handsome stationery to stylish home accessories including goods by Kenneth Turner, Diptyque and Molton Brown.
For a large and constantly changing range of clocks, watches and barometers browse round G.E. Marsh Antique Clocks Ltd. The large staff of qualified clockmakers can undertake the most delicate repairs and restorations. The shop, on the edge of the cathedral close, has been a centre of interest for clock lovers from all over the world for the last fifty years.