A collage of four of the 10 big-name shops our readers said they would love to come to Portsmouth. Top row, from left, Disney and Lego and, bottom row, from left, Apple and Build-A-Bear Workshop.

Portsmouth shops: The 10 stores residents want to open in the city

SHOPPING in Portsmouth has taken a hit over recent years.

Friday, 22nd January 2021, 4:52 pm
Updated Friday, 22nd January 2021, 4:55 pm

Like other British towns and cities, Portsmouth’s high streets have experienced big-name losses because of the uncertain retail climate.

The Gunwharf Quays, Port Solent and Cascades shopping centres and high streets in Southsea, Fratton, North End and more local areas continue to draw in great footfall with their offering of stores, though.

But what high street names would make the Portsmouth area an even better place to shop?

We asked our readers to name the best big-name stores Portsmouth’s doesn’t have, and they responded in their droves.

So without further ado, here are the shops they would like to see in the city – counting down from 10 to one.

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