Aside from the high-end boutiques on King Street, and the department stores around Market Street and Exchange Square, the city has a plethora of smaller independent stores catering for all tastes. If you’re around between mid-November and the week before Christmas, it’s well worth making for the city’s German Christmas Market, which sees Albert Square transformed into a Bavarian picture postcard.

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