Cambridge - Britain's best shopping city

27 March 2019, 16:25 | Updated: 27 March 2019, 16:28

Cambridge shopping

The best place in the country to go shopping has been revealed today as Cambridge

The city's vast array of independent stores and high quality chains puts it at the top of 1000 shopping destinations.

The worst place apparently is Shields Road in Newcastle, which has been named Britain's worst shopping destination for a second time.

The street in Byker ranked last on a list of 1,000 retail locations compiled by strategic retail property consultancy Harper Dennis Hobbs (HDH).

The area has 19% of its shops closed - about one in five and more than double the average - while winner Cambridge has only 5.7%.

And more than half of the shops in Byker Shields are budget outlets, compared to just 4.2% in Cambridge.