If you’re looking for independent shops, Weymouth is a browser’s paradise with narrow St Alban Street often being likened to Brighton’s ‘The Lanes’.
Blessed with many historical areas and intricate Georgian architecture, Weymouth lends itself to a plethora or independent shops, selling all manner of curiosity. Narrow St Alban Street, with its flags and bunting, leads directly from the town centre to the beach, and is often likened to Brighton’s ‘The Lanes’. St Alban Street is the subject of many pictures of Weymouth in magazines and TV shots, worldwide. Here you will find about twenty independent cafes and shops, all spreading their spinners and stalls onto the pavements, and selling gifts, beach goods, hippy clothes, fashions, soft furnishings – you name it!
Wander around Weymouth and you will find many other independent shops – in the town centre, along the Esplanade and along the harbour leading to Hope Square.