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Monday, 4 January 2016

Exploring Stroud

Last year I took it upon myself to take a little trip on the bus to a town nearby us, called Stroud. I had been there before in passing, but never had the chance to look around the town properly. What I found was a pleasing, yet hilly high street, full of unique and independent shops plus charity shops galore! It was a little treasure trove. Here are some snaps from my visit with some info on the places I favoured. 

On the way to Stroud high street. The main streets are the high street, where you can find the usual shops such as Boots & Superdrug, as well many independent shops and quaint little book stores; Kendrick street and Union Street where there are many charity shops, perfect for that vintage find.

Here's a link to the map of the town centre:

A popular place in Stroud where people gather to watch theatre and musical performances. There are also workshops and classes held there.

Looking down the main high street

One of my favourite places to hunt down reasonably priced cookbooks! Imprint sells a range of second hand books of a very high quality.

Woodruffs Organic Cafe was recommended to me by my guidebook to the Cotswolds - Slow Cotswolds, and it was everything it promised! It was cosy with a quirky decor. You can find yourself indulging in a homemade cake and luxurious hot chocolate (see below), or eating a full on lunch, such as one of their many healthy sandwiches (try the falafel and hummus in pitta) or one of their daily specials. 

Look at the foam on that! 

Date flapjack

I know this is a pretty dark photo but it the evening was drawing it and I still hadn't finished my adventure! I had to still try and take a photo of this shop as it's one of my faves. 
Moonflower sells many gift-y items such as gloves, socks, jewellery, lotions and creams etc. It also stocks Cath Kidston (though usually the older ranges) and also boots and wellies. 
Their sister shop is also on the highstreet and it called 'Moonflower Too'. It stocks mainly cards, bath bombs, Neal's Yard products and also Emma Bridgewater mugs, plates etc.

Do let me know if you visit Stroud and if this guide was useful!


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