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5 Unusual Specialist Shops in Southampton

When it comes to specialist interests, specific dietary requirements and niche hobbies, you’ll find that Southampton has it covered!


1. W.J. French & Son, 40 Bedford Place, SO15 2DG

Do you struggle to find shoes that fit? Independent shoe shop, W.J. French & Son not only stocks men’s, women’s and children’s shoes in whole and half sizes and different widths but also employs experienced cobblers that can tackle even the trickiest requests.

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2. Eggfree Cake Box, 14 East Street, SO14 3HG

A must-visit in Southampton for anyone with a sweet tooth and an allergy to eggs! The EggFree Cake Box is a dedicated egg free cake shop producing mouth-watering cakes and pastries of all shapes, sizes and flavours.


3. Hobgoblin Music, 20 East Street, SO14 3HG

Hobgoblin Music stocks a wide range of unusual and exciting folk and acoustic musical instruments from all over world, promising to delight budding and veteran musicians alike.

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4. Forbidden Planet, 24 Hanover Buildings, SO14 1JU

Whether you’re an avid comic book enthusiast or looking to dip your toe into a parallel universe for the very first time, Forbidden Planet has everything you need to embark on your next adventure - from bestsellers to lesser-known titles, first editions, signed copies and collectables.

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5. Delikatesy Smaczek, 26 Hanover Buildings, SO14 1JU

From pierogi to paczki, traditional Polish food has become a popular cuisine in countries all around the world. If it tickles your taste buds, the shelves in Delikatesy Smaczek are bursting with the freshest and most popular ingredients from Poland.

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