If you are seeking grown up toys to play with in the kitchen, Bath has plenty of choice. Kitchens is a justly famous shop, where wide-eyed customers are like kids in a sweet shop with so much to take in.
Much of it is perfectly practical, with everything from a trussing needle for your turkey to a knife to carve it, but the rows of gadgets, pots and pans and its cookery book collection are amazing. Lakeland has two storeys of its signature gear in the centre of Bath – another firm favourite with cooks.
For really beautiful fruit bowls and stylish storage jars, track down the Alessi shop at Quadri. Alessi has timeless appeal with its extraordinary designs. Close by, the Salcombe Trading Company specialises in sleek Scandinavian Design.
Rossiters, sometimes called the Liberty’s of the west, has a fabulous kitchen shop on the ground floor and the most beautiful French kitchen tables on the top floor.
Shopping in Bath is a voyage of discovery. Make sure you find these lovely independents – you won’t be disappointed!