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Over the last eight hundred years or so Bolton has grown to be a fair sized town with plenty of local facilities. Bolton has a long history as a market town and has a lot to offer shoppers both in terms of markets and indoor retail centres. Bolton is now regarded as one of the best places to shop in the North West of England. Bolton’s town centre is largely pedestrianised and has plenty of familiar high street names such as Marks and Spencer and Boots. There are a lot more high street favourites inside Bolton’s Crompton Place shopping centre where you will find Topshop and Next and a number of other stores as well as plenty of places to stop and have a coffee. Once you have had your fill of the high street shops and the shopping centre you can then make your way down to the Market Place as there are quite a few more shops there, including some of the more upmarket names.

Bolton’s Market Place has quite a long history; it is in the centre of the town and holds most of the town’s important buildings. The Market Place is a good place to shop and houses stores such as Bank, H&M and Zaras, as well as a fair sized Starbucks where you can rest your feet in between shops. There are enough shops to make for a good day out if you are a keen shopper. Along with all the high street favourites there are various independent shops selling clothing and shoes, as well as a few gift shops. Like most of the market towns the Market Place was often where the annual fairs used to be held.

The Market Hall is a Victorian Building that was refurbished in the late nineteen eighties. There are a good number of independent stalls in the Market Hall, selling everything from meat, fruit and vegetables to hardware, clothing and pet shops. There is a good bakery stall and several places where you can get a coffee and something to eat. Thursday night is late night shopping for most of the retailers in Bolton with many of the shops staying open until eight or even nine pm. Late night shopping is good for people who have to work late but who don’t want to spend their Sundays buying groceries.

The Market Hall is open every week day until 5 pm and there is an outdoor market which is open Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. If you want to get yourself a bargain then the market sell clothing and other goods as well as fruit and vegetables. There is a separate fish market, meat and fruit market, which is open on Fridays. The fish market was originally next to the market hall but was knocked down and removed to Ashburner Street. Like most towns Bolton has its share of out of town retail parks that house supermarkets, some high street favourites and a range of leisure facilities and fast food restaurants.