The Wharfside Shopping Centre bills itself as "The shopping centre with the best views in the whole country" and they might just be right!
It's right alongside the harbour and a short spit from the railway station and the buses. The ground floor is devoted to the "Farmers Market" on Saturdays, with fresh and usually organic foods, including meat and fish, and all produced locally.
The first floor is a standard shopping mall, and offers most of what you can usually find there, with of course an emphasis on Cornwall. There's a good bookshop, a sports centre and a computer and video shop as well as standard supermarket and Littlewoods. Great views from here over Mounts Bay, both from the mall itself and from the various restaurants, and coffee bars. Take away pasties are a must!
Address: Wharfside Shopping Centre, Penzance, Cornwall, TR
Directions: Come into the Penzance on the A30. Upon entering the town from the east, from the one-way system passing Penzance train and bus stations, you will see the Wharfside Shopping Centre on the 1st turning left. The car park is directly opposite.
Phone: Telephone: 01736 333124
"Books" of Chapel Street is one of the best shops in Cornwall for antique & collectable books. The whole of Chapel Street is perfect for those who love the old and interesting. Vintage shop. several antique shops, vintage clothes.
What to buy: Books about old Cornwall, Retro clothes and design items, old glass etc etc
What to pay: barter !
Address: Chapel street near the Egyptian House
Directions: The old Geogian part of town.
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