We’ve just opened a new store in Glasgow so, with 48 Mini Habitats (and more on the way later this year) plus our three London flagships, there’s a Habitat ready and waiting for you. We’ve put the spotlight on 5 of our locations, spanning the country, and why they’re worth a visit (besides exercising your retail muscles at Habitat, of course!).
1. Tottenham Court Road
“Housed in one of London’s most iconic buildings, TCR is our best-known flagship. You are in furniture Mecca on this road and being a short walk from Oxford Street, you can worship at the sartorial altar as well. Charlotte Street is perfect for a people watching as you grab a bite to eat. If the kids are in tow, walk to nearby Coram’s Fields: a garden square and playground where adults have to be accompanied by a child!”
“Hove is Brighton’s quieter (and, quite possibly, better looking) brother. Head to Western Road for independent retail heaven. The Ginger Pig pub is an institution and well worth booking for lunch. You can work it off with a brisk walk down the seafront and marvel at the Regency architecture as well as the beach side ‘millionaire’s row’ at Portslade (long-time local royalty Norman Cook and Zoe Ball have a place here, as well as Adele and David Walliams).”
“Architecturally Glasgow is hitting every button. The iconic sandstone buildings of George and Buchanan streets might mean you don’t even make it into any of the stores they garner! Glasgow Cathedral (also known as St Mungo’s) is well worth a visit. Take a walk along the River Clyde, crossing the Bell Bridge to see a concert at the SECC (affectionately known as The Armadillo).”
“Harrogate is a World Heritage Site and with good reason. Visit the cobbled streets of the Montpellier Quarter for retail therapy, amble through beautiful rolling Yorkshire countryside or visit historic houses such as Newby Hall. And as one of the country’s most well known spa towns, a trip to Harrogate wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the perfectly restored Royal Turkish Baths.”
“Truro is Cornwall’s only city and literally sits on the River Truro, glimpses of which can be spied as you walk around. The Farmer’s Market on Lemon Quay is full of local produce, including the ubiquitous Cornish pasty which you can picnic on in the historic Victoria Gardens. Truro makes the perfect base to explore Cornwall further, from the Eden Project to Newquay.”
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