Photogenic village shops and bustling town centres make Sevenoaks district a great place for a spot of retail therapy.

In Sevenoaks’ characterful town centre, independent boutiques and bookshops share the shopping scene with household names. Edenbridge is the place to go for antiques, while Westerham’s tea shop-lined High Street and Green make window shopping a treat.

As you’d expect in the Garden of England, there’s a thriving Farmers Market scene. Stalls loaded with local produce sit alongside displays of art, jewellery, candles and all sorts of products from Sevenoaks’ creative community. There are lively general markets too, such as the one that takes over Swanley town centre every week.

Villages such as Markbeech and Otford support thriving shops in distinctive venues that are perfect whether you’re hunting for gifts or stocking up on local produce. Penshurst’s old village forge now houses the local farm shop, and a huge horseshoe frames the flowers and local produce spilling from the door.