"Bournemouth Town Centre is rapidly growing with more and more shops and boutiques opening throughout the pedestriansed shopping precinct. The spiritual and relaxing courtyards and enclaves, swathes of gardens with benches make it a pleasurable shopping experience if you're ready to shop 'til you drop.
The Avenue Shopping Centre has many shops to choose from Westbourne is probably one of the most elegant parts of Bournemouth with a fascinating selection of boutiques, quirky gift shops, interior design shops and patisseries and restaurants. Stroll through the Victorian arcade and look up to see the 22 gargoyles grinning down at you. These were placed here by the designer of the arcade in 1884.
There are quite a few markets in Bournemouth and the surrounding area:
Boscombe Market is Bournemouth's regular street market offering local produce, clothing and arts and crafts. Every Thursday and Saturday.