The Montpellier Quarter
This area of Cheltenham is where to head if you’re looking for a thoughtfully put-together selection of independent shops and restaurants. Montpellier Walk is one of the most elegant stretches of boutiques in the whole town, designed by local architects back in 1843. Fashion, lifestyle, beauty, home and art can all be found here.
A little more specific, The Suffolks has a down-to-earth, village atmosphere and is at the heart of the Montpellier district. It’s often described as being ‘the Notting Hill of Cheltenham’ with an assortment of vintage boutiques, antiques shops and delis. It’s a real artisan area that’s certainly worth exploring.
Founded in 2010, Olive is a British clothing company with a very clear sense of style. They work with a network of independent designers creating garments for both men and women, and care deeply about yarn production and slow living. They even have a tiny apothecary section that blends the delicious scents of an English herb garden.
If you’re somebody who likes to balance their home with a composed mixture of new and old, Blighty Antiques is a treasure trove to explore. Their pieces are typically from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries and span furniture, curios and lighting.