Step back in time as you walk along the harbor-side and through the two oldest streets of Plymouth. See the real Elizabethan House in New Street, and tour the 200 year old Plymouth Gin distillery. The Mayflower Steps are a must, to see where the Pilgrims embarked in 1620. You'll find them at the entrance of Sutton Harbour, which you will find filled with small craft of all kinds. Visit the Island Tourist Information Centre and discover the Barbican's history. This small harbor area has some very fine restaurants and shops which offer a wide range of goods, from local art and antiques to crystal and crafts.
The only way to guarantee really comfortable shoes is to have them specially made to fit your feet exactly. Here you can have full measurements made of every dimension of your feet, then shoes are made from supple British leathers to create a masterpiece of comfort for your feet. With different styles, different colors and different types of sole for your comfort, you have lots of variety from which to choose. With complete foot care in their minds, they not only ensure that you have the best styles and the best of comfort but also have different creams and other foot care products with them. They also sell other quality leather products, such as briefcases, wallets and belts.
The Plymouth City Centre is a pedestrianized area at the very heart of the city. As a shopping destination, the Plymouth City Centre could easily rival some of Devon and Cornwall's most cherished offerings. From independent boutiques and specialty stores offering one-of-a-kind pieces, to high street brands, designer boutiques and shopping centers like the Drake Circus, the Plymouth City Centre has something to suit every taste and budget. As you stroll down the streets of this iconic neighborhood, you will find yourself in the midst of some excellent examples of post-war architecture, including several buildings that are considered local historic landmarks. A walking architectural tour of the Plymouth City Centre can be found online. With its dazzling big screen, the Piazza is the Plymouth City Centre's crown jewel and is often the venue for festivals and outdoor events. With so many cafes, restaurants, boutiques and historic sites to explore, the Plymouth City Centre is an attraction that is much-loved by locals and tourists alike.
Drake Circus is a 425,000 square foot (39,484 square meters) shopping center in the center of Plymouth. The modern “circus,” which was originally a roundabout built at the junction of four main roads, opened in 2006 and is notable for its contentious frontage structure, which resembles giant arms of an ocher-colored fan. The center has dozens of eateries and shops typical of a modern shopping mall, and first-rate amenities including children’s rides, phone charging stations, photo booths, and baby changing stations.
This market is a shopping mecca for many Plymothians. Goods on sale within the market range from antique woodworking tools to fruit and vegetables and clothes, and almost everything in between. Many of the stalls are long-standing businesses and there is a very real sense of community within the market. Alongside a fruit and vegetable stall there may be one selling clothes or bric-a-brac. There are also some fine stalls selling cheeses, shellfish and a superb wet fish market. A visit to the market is always a very rewarding experience and you might well find some delightful treasure. When you get tired of shopping there is a large cafe on the balcony.
The three level Armada Centre is at the top end of Plymouth City Centre, near the Copthorne Hotel. The top level has an open-air car park and Sainsbury's supermarket. The second level is a covered car park and the ground floor contains other shops and cafes. The shops within the center range from the Armada Gallery, selling fine art, to Marlane's Patisserie. There are also stores selling sports goods, luggage, kitchenware, computers, toys, gifts and clothes. Look out for craft markets in the central area. The crafts on sale have all been made by the vendors, and represent some of the best work in Devon and Cornwall.
Sound Diving is situated at Queen Anne's Battery, overlooking Plymouth Sound. It caters for people of all ages and experience who want to undertake sea diving at the local wrecks, or learn to dive. The slipways which are used for launching and recovering diving craft today were once used by large landing craft, part of the American force which took part in the D-day landings. Popular diving sites are Hands Deep, Eddystone Lighthouse and numerous local wrecks.
This well-established, family owned business is run by divers for divers, so that friendly service and advice is ensured. A wide range of wetsuits, dry-suits and diving equipment is stocked. All cylinders are available and, safety being of paramount importance, cylinder testing and overhauls can be carried out on the premises by fully trained personnel. They also offer occasional courses for the new divers. The premises are conveniently situated within two minutes walk of Plymouth Hoe.