The Great British High Street

Congratulations to Norwich Lanes for being awarded first place in the City Category of the Great British High Street Competition. Sadly, Belly Button, the shop I used in my original post is no longer trading – a victim of hard times, perhaps. I should have checked first. Consider my busy wrist well and truly slapped.

Perking the Pansies

High_StreetNorwich Lanes, a hotchpotch of mostly medieval streets and alleys and home to over 300 independent retailers, cafés and bars, has been nominated for the Great British High Street Awards 2014. Let’s face it, these days, the British high street needs all the help it can get to survive the relentless onslaught of samey out of town retail parks and the likes of Amazon. So far, the Lanes have managed to buck the depressing trend and are holding their own by offering something unique and quirky to please the punters. Well, who wouldn’t love a shop called Belly Button? So if you’re an East Anglian (and even if you’re not), why not show a little support? Visit the Norwich Lanes website for more info.

Belly Button

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7 thoughts on “The Great British High Street

  1. I love the look and feel of the Belly Button boutique already.The color and whimsy of the place does a good job of wanting to pack my bags and catch a flight. Trouble is, I don’t actually like shopping.
    ❤ ❤ Fabulous place for window shopping, perhaps?


    1. There is some evidence of a revival. People’s shopping habits are changing and the out-of-towners aren’t as popular as they once where. The big supermarkets understand this and have started to invest in smaller local stores. This isn’t necessarily good for small traders but it does reveal a trend. We live in hope!

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