It's pretty rubbish to be honest....especially given the sie of the place. HW town centre is quite rundown, despite the new centre (which isn't large). My outlaws live in Marlow and I went shopping in HW six weeks ago and was very unimpressed. Having a very large John Lewis (not clothing) on the edge of town doesn't help the town centre. Parking is OK, but traffic can be heavy
Depending on where you are in Oxon, Oxford itself or Reading are much better bets. MK a bit further afield or if your'e further north in the county
I live near Reading, used to work in HW. The only time i go to HW nowadays is to visit the John Lewis there.
Oxfordshire covers a very wide area so I dont know how convenient Redaing is, but its far preferable to HW for shopping. Visit by train if coming between now and Xmas over the weekend, the traffic is starting to ramp up in the town centre.
If you do drive, then Marlow is a nice place to stop and look around, as is Henley.
It depends on what sort of shopping you're after. The Eden Centre contains pretty much what there is, together with the John Lewis on the outskirts of town. It's fine for some things, but not worth much of a journey. There is plenty of parking and quite few restaurants in the Eden Centre - not much outside.
Nearby Marlow and Henley are good for boutique type shops and Reading does have an enormous shopping centre, but it can take several lifetimes to get in and out of Reading by car. Oxford is the best shopping and eating destination around here - I'd go there first, especially seeing as you live in Oxfordshire!
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