Thursday, April 9, 2015

H is for High Street

High Street in Newmarket, Suffolk. Thanks, Internet!
The term "High Street" is used in the UK the same way people in the U.S. refer to "Main Street."  Simply, it's the "main commercial and retail street in a town."  High Street is often accompanied by the word "shopping", as most High Streets are lined with shops of all kinds, pubs and other restaurants, tea houses, and charity shops.

Most bigger towns and cities might have a street actually named "High Street", though smaller villages might just have a road referred to it as such. There's no mandatory proclamation that High Street must actually be  called High Street.

Pictured is High Street in Newmarket (a town known for horse racing) in Suffolk.  It's a lovely High Street to shop on, with plenty of shops and restaurants. Even though the area is very commercial, it never loses its appeal as a town center or feels oppressively busy.

Do you have a favorite High Street? Have you shopped on one?

See you tomorrow for I! It's one close to my heart...

xoxo Sarah


  1. as crazy as it might sound - I am not one too crazy about shopping. and those streets with little shops? oh, I adore them, love walking up or down such a street and just soak in the atmosphere of the city/town :D

    1. They're so fun because you never know what you'll find! And so good for people-watching.

  2. I think European cities have much more beautiful and well-laid out High Streets. I go downtown in Brainerd. It's not as exciting. Although, I can get a good cup of coffee there, and that's where I met the Biker Chef!
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    1. That's awesome! :-) Thank you for sharing!