There’s a definite retro theme to some of the best shops in Lancashire: take The Regent antiques centre in Blackpool, which not only stocks three floors of vintage wares, but is also housed in an original 1920s cinema. Then there’s Charabanc, or GB Antiques in Lancaster, both of which are go-to places for antiquities in the county. Morecambe‘s long-running second hand bookshop is an absolute treasure trove (somehow the owner knows where everything is amongst the towering stacks), while Records and Relics pretty much does what it says on the tin. Also steeped in tradition are the Port of Lancaster Smokehouse and Glassmonkey Studio in Burnley, both of which showcase skills passed down for generations. If, however, you’re after something more modern, you need only head for Remix Casuals in Blackburn for streetwear and skate brands. Read on to discover more.
GB Antiques Centre, Lancaster Leisure Park, Wyresdale Road, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 3LA - Visit now
GB Antiques Centre is now the country’s biggest indoor antiques and furniture centre, attracting 220,000 visitors every year. Recently extended, and set all on one floor, there’s 120 individual dealers, each with their own specialties, offering an amazing choice and variety of wares.
Live literature has plenty for readers and writers alike this spring, with emerging names and established authors taking to a mic near you, along with the opportunity to perform or put pen to paper yourself. There’s lots to listen to in real life and there are still opportunities to join in to events online. Read more here…