high street shops

Cambridge, Chipping Norton and Bognor Regis are today named by the government as among the best in Britain’s high streets.

The Great British High Street Competition 2015, which is sponsored by Boots, Costa, Marks and Spencer and Tesco, named 21 finalists across the competition’s seven categories which now have to impress an expert judging panel and battle it out in a public vote.

Winners in each category will get a share of a prize pot worth £80,000, which includes expert training and tips from Google’s training taskforce for 100 of their shops, bars and restaurants.

Alongside a public vote, shortlisted towns will be inspected by the Future High Streets Forum judging panel – made up of industry leaders from across retail, property and business.

High Streets Minister Marcus Jones said: “We had a record amount of high-quality entries to this year’s competition –testament to the pride local people have and brilliant work being done to boost Britain’s high streets.

“The local high street is the life and soul of many towns, villages and cities across the country and these awards are a great opportunity to not only celebrate those that are the best of the best, but also to help others learn their valuable tips for success.

The online vote is being held on the Great British High Street website and @TheGBHighSt on Twitter.



St Giles Street, Northampton, NN1 1DE

Mill Road, Cambridge, CB1 2AZ

Bradford, BD1 5RW

Coastal Communities:

Prestatyn, LL17 0QT

Bognor Regis, PO21 1SR

Amble, NE65 0DT

Local Centre:

Faulkner Street Hoole, Chester, CH2 3BE

Bishy Road, York, YO23 1NA

Bath Place, Taunton TA1 3PN


Raynes Park, SW20 0BU

Pitshanger Lane, Ealing, W5 1QX

Roman Road, Tower Hamlets, E3 5EA

Market Town

Chipping Norton, OX7 5JP

Helmsley, YO62 5BN

Colne, BB9 0LX

Town Centre

Rotherham, S60 1AE

Altrincham, WA14 1QU

Tamworth, B77 7BZ


Brigg, DN20 8JJ

Twyford, RG10 9AQ

West Kilbride, KA23 9EW