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    Bournemouth Continental Market: A Welcome French Invasion

    by johngayton Updated Nov 25, 2010

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    A couple of times a year Bournemouth's town square gets invaded by the French. They come armed with the aroma of freshly-baking baguettes, the tang of tasty charcuterie, a zing or two of plump olives and all sorts of other heinous weapons designed to captivate and rob us of our hard-earned cash.

    Yep this is the Continental Market which descends on the town a couple of times a year and a very welcome invasion it is too.

    This is organised by a company called "Team Fantastique", in conjunction with the local council, and consists of a dozen or so colourful mobile stalls who bring an authentic taste of France over the Channel (or maybe under it) for a weekend.

    The stalls are mostly food orientated with the aforementioned boulangerie etc but there are a couple of "craft" stalls too selling jewellery, leather goods and I think there was one with wood carvings (but I might be confusing this with elsewhere).

    What to pay: You can spend as much as you want but if you don't want to spend anything at all then be bold and enjoy the freebie samples - all good stuff and if you speak a little French and can meke the right "Ooohing and Aaahing" noises you'll be positively enouraged to nibble away.

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    Walls: Ice-cream For The Boaties!

    by johngayton Updated Jun 18, 2010

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    On dry land there's the usual ice-cream vans, whether mobile or static, but here around Bournemouth and Poole you've got the water-borne equivalent. These guys cruise around the inshore areas, the marinas and Poole harbour and if you fancy a ice-cream just wave!

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    Victorian arcade.

    by Pauldelabar Updated Nov 15, 2005
    Looking along the arcade.

    This Victorian arcade in the centre of town is another good place to go if the weather turns sour.

    A variety of shops and at least one cafe are a welcome and refreshing change from the stereotyped shops of the modern malls.

    If the weather is hot, a visit here gets you out of the sun for a breather also.

    What to buy: Clothes, souvenirs or just pop into a cafe.

    What to pay: Prices in the arcade are slightly higher than in supermarkets.

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    Fashion: Clothes, clothes and more clothes

    by Cat1976 Written Aug 23, 2005

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    There are plenty of womens clothes shops in Bournemouth , and quite a few for the men as well.

    You can get high fashion and high price on the same streets.

    Shops in town include:
    Oasis
    Topshop
    Pilot
    House of Frazer department store
    Debenhams
    Miss Selfridge
    River Island

    What to buy: You can pretty much buy anything in town as long as you know where to look, from toothbrushes to speedboats, tents to diamonds.

    Spend the day browsing the shops and spend away!

    What to pay: As much or as little as you want!

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    Out of town shopping: Castlepoint

    by LouiseTopp Updated Sep 14, 2004

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    Castlepoint shopping area

    Castlepoint shopping area is a bus drive away for out of town shopping. There's an:

    Asda
    Sainsbury's
    A libuary
    Choices Videos
    Barkey's & Natwest
    M&S
    WH Smith's
    Gap
    H&M
    Next
    B&Q
    Frankie & Benny's
    Nando's chicken resturant
    All Sports
    Boots
    Jessops
    Miss Selfridge
    Principles
    TX Maxx
    Wallis (ladie's clothes)
    Carphone Warehouse
    Argos
    Barratts (shoe's & bags)
    Burton
    Dorothy Perkins
    Lunn Poly (travel)
    New Look
    River Island
    Suit Direct
    Topshop and Topman
    Waterstone's (books)
    Birthdays
    Clarks
    Evans
    Hargreaves
    Robert Dyas
    The Link
    Virgin

    Gap at Castlepoint is their first to open in the area. M&S operate on three floors, B&Q & Next on two floors with Asda, Sainsbury’s & the unit shopping trading on large single floors.

    • Castlepoint is built on a 41 acre site – the same of 16 football pitches!
    • A huge amount of about 700,000 cups of tea have been drunk by the builders during the course of the project (must have been a stampede for the gent’s!)
    • As part of the widespread planting scheme at Castlepoint, there are in the area of 200 trees, plus 8 Oak trees.

    What to buy: Castlepoint is built on two levels with car parking on ground & deck levels & has 3,000 free car spaces with both disabled and parent and child spaces located on deck level. The development has a fully colour coded pedestrian & vehicular route on the complete deck level car park. Castlepoint has 40 stores and restaurants built over 645,000 sq ft pf retail space.

    Castlepoint is situated on Castle Lane West (A3060), less than half a mile from the Wessex Way (A338), 10 minutes south south of the Ringwood Bypass (A31).

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    west quay: southampton

    by SORHUS Written Aug 26, 2008

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    in the town center of Southampton there is a huge shopping center/mall with manny many shops, from hotel chocolate to clothes , shoes etc
    great for a rainy day and only 20 min from Bournemouth

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    treds: best shoe shop

    by SORHUS Written Jul 18, 2005

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    the best shoes shop there but prefered the old shop they had befor they move to the pedestrian street

    What to buy: shoooooeeeeessssssss

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    animal: favourite shop no 1

    by SORHUS Written Jul 18, 2005

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    its the only place i know where i can get the brand animal clothes
    nice friendly staff
    good clothes for men and woman/girl

    What to pay: i spend to much in there each time :-))))

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