Swale Tourism
12th April 2024

Preston Street is effectively Faversham’s high street, boasting over 70 businesses offering a very wide range of shops and services.  In particular, Preston Street is a great place to visit if you’re looking for a gift or for accessories for you and your home.

Local businesses need the support of people who live nearby and the town’s visitors, who can make such a difference to a small shop or business.  So put a smile on a shop owner’s face and choose to buy your gifts from a local trader rather than on-line from a huge organisation. 

Below is a selection of some of Preston Street’s businesses which are worth a visit next time you’re shopping for a present for a loved one….or even yourself!

Gift shops in Preston Street

  • The Fleur Book Shop – selling a wide selection of second-hand books across on interests and genres including beautiful vintage publications.

  • Oxfam – Oxfam stocks a very popular selection of fairtrade gifts and items for the home – including baskets, bunting, cushions and more.

  • Beauticians – Prestige and Serenity both sell beauty products and make-up, which make for terrific gift ideas.

  • Hobby Shop – fantastic gifts for children and grown-ups alike.  Hobby Shop stocks LEGO, Warhammer, diecast and readymade vehicles, jigsaw puzzles, BRIO and more.

  • Gridlock – Preston Street is lucky to have this popular shop selling clothing, shoes, bags and accessories for men and women. 

  • The Bike Warehouse – plenty of gift inspiration for anyone who enjoys cycling.

  • Hatters Hall - an Aladdin’s cave of music memorabilia, instruments and second hand CDs & records.

  • L Jay’s Attic – this small shop is packed full of of vintage and second-hand furniture, clothing and accessories. The perfect place to pick up something unique.

  • No. 77 - selling a beautifully curated range of accessories for you and your home.  Plenty of inspiration for those looking for gifts and treats.

  • Best of Faversham Market – taking place in Preston Street on the first and third Saturday of the month.  The Market is home to local designers, makers and producers with a unique range of unique, artisanal produce.

  • One Gatefield - pop up shop for artists, makers and designers, selling unique art and creations.

  • Crafts & Gifts Market at the Alexander Centre – every first and Saturday of the month, packed with crafters and creatives with their lovely selection of hand-crafted items.

  • Don’t forget Preston Street’s high street names including Boots, Superdrug and Poundland, all of whom have a great selection of items if you’re looking for gift and present ideas.

Stop to eat

With fabulous places to eat including Jittermugs, Cosgroves, Grain & Hearth, The Limes  and Moonlight Café – you can enjoy something delicious to eat and drink while you’re visiting Preston Street too.

Also in Faversham

Faversham is a beautiful traditional market town and home to a very special collection of shops, businesses and places to eat.  When you’re visiting Faversham, you’ll love browsing the shops in Market Place, West Street and Court Street whilst enjoying the picturesque buildings and friendly atmosphere.

Many visitors also take the time to walk down to Standard Quay with its beautiful Creekside location and fabulous shops and restaurants.

However, next time you’re shopping in Faversham, don’t forget to visit Preston Street and check out it’s fabulous selection of shops and businesses too. Check out the Preston Street business directory on the Faversham Markets website.

There’s plenty of time to enjoy all the shopping Faversham has to offer!