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THE BEST SHOPS IN BRITAIN

The nation has spoken…

My army of Secret Shoppers have cast their votes, written their reviews, and secret shopped their way around the British aisles and this is the result: a live scoreboard of the Best Shops in Britain.

The nation has spoken, but do you agree?  Have you had a brilliant experience where everyone else has only had bad?  Or have you been let down by the nation’s favourite?

I want this to be an accurate barometer of who’s serving the British public – so let the truth out and click on any retailer below to have your say.

Livestream: The nation speaks on the state of service

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    VN:RO [1.9.7_1111]
    Rating: 4.3/5 (557 votes cast)
    Waterstone’s
  • 2
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    Rating: 4.0/5 (424 votes cast)
    Waitrose
  • 3
    VN:RO [1.9.7_1111]
    Rating: 4.0/5 (209 votes cast)
    Iceland
  • 4
    VN:RO [1.9.7_1111]
    Rating: 3.9/5 (283 votes cast)
    Monsoon Accessorize
  • 5
    VN:RO [1.9.7_1111]
    Rating: 3.7/5 (339 votes cast)
    Peacocks
  • 6
    VN:RO [1.9.7_1111]
    Rating: 3.7/5 (211 votes cast)
    Body Shop (The)
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    VN:RO [1.9.7_1111]
    Rating: 3.7/5 (820 votes cast)
    TK Maxx
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    VN:RO [1.9.7_1111]
    Rating: 3.7/5 (102 votes cast)
    Farmfoods
  • 9
    VN:RO [1.9.7_1111]
    Rating: 3.6/5 (76 votes cast)
    Focus DIY
  • 10
    VN:RO [1.9.7_1111]
    Rating: 3.6/5 (110 votes cast)
    Staples UK
  • 11
    VN:RO [1.9.7_1111]
    Rating: 3.6/5 (306 votes cast)
    CSL
  • 12
    VN:RO [1.9.7_1111]
    Rating: 3.6/5 (74 votes cast)
    Wallis
  • 13
    VN:RO [1.9.7_1111]
    Rating: 3.6/5 (50 votes cast)
    Republic
  • 14
    VN:RO [1.9.7_1111]
    Rating: 3.6/5 (146 votes cast)
    Wilkinsons
  • 15
    VN:RO [1.9.7_1111]
    Rating: 3.5/5 (89 votes cast)
    Blockbuster
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    VN:RO [1.9.7_1111]
    Rating: 3.5/5 (128 votes cast)
    Topman
  • 17
    VN:RO [1.9.7_1111]
    Rating: 3.4/5 (38 votes cast)
    Rowlands Pharmacy
  • 18
    VN:RO [1.9.7_1111]
    Rating: 3.4/5 (28 votes cast)
    Goldsmiths
  • 19
    VN:RO [1.9.7_1111]
    Rating: 3.4/5 (75 votes cast)
    Fenwick
  • 20
    VN:RO [1.9.7_1111]
    Rating: 3.3/5 (138 votes cast)
    Gap
  • 21
    VN:RO [1.9.7_1111]
    Rating: 3.3/5 (186 votes cast)
    Clarks
  • 22
    VN:RO [1.9.7_1111]
    Rating: 3.3/5 (212 votes cast)
    Holland & Barrett
  • 23
    VN:RO [1.9.7_1111]
    Rating: 3.3/5 (560 votes cast)
    Boots
  • 24
    VN:RO [1.9.7_1111]
    Rating: 3.2/5 (395 votes cast)
    Dorothy Perkins
  • 25
    VN:RO [1.9.7_1111]
    Rating: 3.2/5 (613 votes cast)
    John Lewis
  • 26
    VN:RO [1.9.7_1111]
    Rating: 3.2/5 (182 votes cast)
    Selfridges
  • 27
    VN:RO [1.9.7_1111]
    Rating: 3.1/5 (215 votes cast)
    Dunelm
  • 28
    VN:RO [1.9.7_1111]
    Rating: 3.1/5 (207 votes cast)
    ALDI
  • 29
    VN:RO [1.9.7_1111]
    Rating: 3.1/5 (112 votes cast)
    TJ Hughes
  • 30
    VN:RO [1.9.7_1111]
    Rating: 3.1/5 (151 votes cast)
    Miss Selfridge
  • 31
    VN:RO [1.9.7_1111]
    Rating: 3.1/5 (323 votes cast)
    Ocado
  • 32
    VN:RO [1.9.7_1111]
    Rating: 3.1/5 (186 votes cast)
    Superdrug
  • 33
    VN:RO [1.9.7_1111]
    Rating: 3.1/5 (141 votes cast)
    Matalan
  • 34
    VN:RO [1.9.7_1111]
    Rating: 3.0/5 (482 votes cast)
    Clinton Cards
  • 35
    VN:RO [1.9.7_1111]
    Rating: 3.0/5 (531 votes cast)
    New Look
  • 36
    VN:RO [1.9.7_1111]
    Rating: 3.0/5 (135 votes cast)
    Mothercare
  • 37
    VN:RO [1.9.7_1111]
    Rating: 3.0/5 (117 votes cast)
    Evans
  • 38
    VN:RO [1.9.7_1111]
    Rating: 3.0/5 (37 votes cast)
    Ann Harvey
  • 39
    VN:RO [1.9.7_1111]
    Rating: 3.0/5 (382 votes cast)
    House of Fraser
  • 40
    VN:RO [1.9.7_1111]
    Rating: 3.0/5 (326 votes cast)
    Specsavers
  • 41
    VN:RO [1.9.7_1111]
    Rating: 3.0/5 (296 votes cast)
    Next
  • 42
    VN:RO [1.9.7_1111]
    Rating: 2.9/5 (328 votes cast)
    QVC
  • 43
    VN:RO [1.9.7_1111]
    Rating: 2.9/5 (88 votes cast)
    Game
  • 44
    VN:RO [1.9.7_1111]
    Rating: 2.8/5 (529 votes cast)
    River Island
  • 45
    VN:RO [1.9.7_1111]
    Rating: 2.8/5 (596 votes cast)
    Topshop
  • 46
    VN:RO [1.9.7_1111]
    Rating: 2.8/5 (441 votes cast)
    Laura Ashley
  • 47
    VN:RO [1.9.7_1111]
    Rating: 2.8/5 (938 votes cast)
    Marks & Spencer
  • 48
    VN:RO [1.9.7_1111]
    Rating: 2.8/5 (141 votes cast)
    Lidl
  • 49
    VN:RO [1.9.7_1111]
    Rating: 2.7/5 (162 votes cast)
    HMV
  • 50
    VN:RO [1.9.7_1111]
    Rating: 2.7/5 (309 votes cast)
    Argos
  • 51
    VN:RO [1.9.7_1111]
    Rating: 2.7/5 (169 votes cast)
    Greggs
  • 52
    VN:RO [1.9.7_1111]
    Rating: 2.7/5 (56 votes cast)
    Habitat
  • 53
    VN:RO [1.9.7_1111]
    Rating: 2.6/5 (316 votes cast)
    Morrisons
  • 54
    VN:RO [1.9.7_1111]
    Rating: 2.6/5 (499 votes cast)
    Sainsbury’s
  • 55
    VN:RO [1.9.7_1111]
    Rating: 2.6/5 (368 votes cast)
    Co-Op
  • 56
    VN:RO [1.9.7_1111]
    Rating: 2.6/5 (47 votes cast)
    Costcutter
  • 57
    VN:RO [1.9.7_1111]
    Rating: 2.6/5 (451 votes cast)
    ASDA
  • 58
    VN:RO [1.9.7_1111]
    Rating: 2.6/5 (97 votes cast)
    o2
  • 59
    VN:RO [1.9.7_1111]
    Rating: 2.5/5 (90 votes cast)
    Lloyds Pharmacy
  • 60
    VN:RO [1.9.7_1111]
    Rating: 2.4/5 (35 votes cast)
    Shoe Zone
  • 61
    VN:RO [1.9.7_1111]
    Rating: 2.4/5 (43 votes cast)
    Magnet
  • 62
    VN:RO [1.9.7_1111]
    Rating: 2.4/5 (33 votes cast)
    T-Mobile
  • 63
    VN:RO [1.9.7_1111]
    Rating: 2.4/5 (45 votes cast)
    Spar
  • 64
    VN:RO [1.9.7_1111]
    Rating: 2.3/5 (420 votes cast)
    Pets at Home
  • 65
    VN:RO [1.9.7_1111]
    Rating: 2.3/5 (72 votes cast)
    Harveys
  • 66
    VN:RO [1.9.7_1111]
    Rating: 2.3/5 (212 votes cast)
    Carpetright
  • 67
    VN:RO [1.9.7_1111]
    Rating: 2.3/5 (321 votes cast)
    B & Q
  • 68
    VN:RO [1.9.7_1111]
    Rating: 2.3/5 (159 votes cast)
    Carphone Warehouse
  • 69
    VN:RO [1.9.7_1111]
    Rating: 2.2/5 (102 votes cast)
    Wickes
  • 70
    VN:RO [1.9.7_1111]
    Rating: 2.2/5 (172 votes cast)
    Phones 4 U
  • 71
    VN:RO [1.9.7_1111]
    Rating: 2.2/5 (156 votes cast)
    Vodafone
  • 72
    VN:RO [1.9.7_1111]
    Rating: 2.2/5 (404 votes cast)
    H & M
  • 73
    VN:RO [1.9.7_1111]
    Rating: 2.1/5 (522 votes cast)
    WH Smith
  • 74
    VN:RO [1.9.7_1111]
    Rating: 2.1/5 (124 votes cast)
    Martin McColl
  • 75
    VN:RO [1.9.7_1111]
    Rating: 2.1/5 (584 votes cast)
    Primark
  • 76
    VN:RO [1.9.7_1111]
    Rating: 2.1/5 (230 votes cast)
    Poundstretcher
  • 77
    VN:RO [1.9.7_1111]
    Rating: 2.1/5 (164 votes cast)
    Poundland
  • 78
    VN:RO [1.9.7_1111]
    Rating: 2.1/5 (130 votes cast)
    Toys R Us
  • 79
    VN:RO [1.9.7_1111]
    Rating: 2.1/5 (131 votes cast)
    Comet
  • 80
    VN:RO [1.9.7_1111]
    Rating: 2.0/5 (637 votes cast)
    Debenhams
  • 81
    VN:RO [1.9.7_1111]
    Rating: 2.0/5 (16 votes cast)
    Netto
  • 82
    VN:RO [1.9.7_1111]
    Rating: 2.0/5 (66 votes cast)
    Phones 4u
  • 83
    VN:RO [1.9.7_1111]
    Rating: 2.0/5 (253 votes cast)
    Halfords
  • 84
    VN:RO [1.9.7_1111]
    Rating: 2.0/5 (255 votes cast)
    Homebase
  • 85
    VN:RO [1.9.7_1111]
    Rating: 1.9/5 (255 votes cast)
    IKEA
  • 86
    VN:RO [1.9.7_1111]
    Rating: 1.9/5 (611 votes cast)
    Currys
  • 87
    VN:RO [1.9.7_1111]
    Rating: 1.9/5 (110 votes cast)
    H. Samuel
  • 88
    VN:RO [1.9.7_1111]
    Rating: 1.9/5 (84 votes cast)
    3 Mobile
  • 89
    VN:RO [1.9.7_1111]
    Rating: 1.8/5 (59 votes cast)
    JJB Sports
  • 90
    VN:RO [1.9.7_1111]
    Rating: 1.8/5 (61 votes cast)
    Ernest Jones
  • 91
    VN:RO [1.9.7_1111]
    Rating: 1.8/5 (30 votes cast)
    Dixons
  • 92
    VN:RO [1.9.7_1111]
    Rating: 1.8/5 (132 votes cast)
    Littlewoods
  • 93
    VN:RO [1.9.7_1111]
    Rating: 1.7/5 (884 votes cast)
    Tesco
  • 94
    VN:RO [1.9.7_1111]
    Rating: 1.7/5 (335 votes cast)
    PC World
  • 95
    VN:RO [1.9.7_1111]
    Rating: 1.7/5 (280 votes cast)
    Dreams
  • 96
    VN:RO [1.9.7_1111]
    Rating: 1.7/5 (264 votes cast)
    Orange
  • 97
    VN:RO [1.9.7_1111]
    Rating: 1.6/5 (310 votes cast)
    DFS
  • 98
    VN:RO [1.9.7_1111]
    Rating: 1.6/5 (156 votes cast)
    SCS
  • 99
    VN:RO [1.9.7_1111]
    Rating: 1.6/5 (561 votes cast)
    Zara
  • 100
    VN:RO [1.9.7_1111]
    Rating: 1.6/5 (109 votes cast)
    Fitness First
  • 101
    VN:RO [1.9.7_1111]
    Rating: 1.4/5 (693 votes cast)
    Sports Direct

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Simply choose a shop from the list of Britain’s biggest retailers below, give it your star rating out of 5, and deliver your verdict with a short sharp comment.

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