Buy something gorgeous!
From hand painted furniture with a great finish using the great Autentico Paint, handmade ceramic hearts, cotton lights, buttons, bags and scarves to Lily Flame candles, sterling silver jewellery, Christmas goodies, ribbons and Autentico chalk paint, our gift shop in Lee on the Solent, Hampshire can help.
Order delicious food!
Choices is a unique, independent sandwich and delivery shop based in Eastleigh, Southampton. We provide a delicious range of wholesome, exciting and generous foods. Our experienced staff prepare sandwiches in front of you, from hand picked ingredients of your choice on freshly baked breads. All of our delicious fillings are home made using our own secret recipes and our salad ingredients are carefully selected from a local supplier to ensure consistent freshness and quality.
Watch the Portchester Players!
Born in the lounge bar of a smoky pub in the early 1960s, Hampshire theatre group the Portchester Players are celebrating more than 50 years in the business. Two of its founder members are still involved in the group today. The group is quite family orientated and there are one or two Players families who have produced third generation Players!
Take the children for a special treat!
Kids Today is an indoor children's soft play centre providing 2 play structures, parties for children and a tasty fresh food menu. Kids Today provides a comfortable, relaxing environment for parents and guardians to enjoy a lovely cup of coffee or tea and catch up with friends!
Visit an art exhibition!
The Hampshire Artists Co-operative is an artist led exhibiting group. The artists' work is in a mixture of media including watercolour, oils, acrylic, mixed media, collage, charcoal and line drawing and various types of print making techniques. Three dimensional work is also well represented, including ceramics, sculpture, jewellery, glass and textiles.
Buy gorgeous wildlife cards!
Working from home on a converted Victorian mangle I use a combination of printing techniques and collage. Using the Akua Kolor range of water-based inks my designs not only reflect nature, but also consider the environment.
Read about local history!
Chaplin Books is a new independent publishing house launched in 2010, specialising in books on social history and film studies. You can buy our titles direct from this website or order them from any UK bookshop or internet retailer.
Take a pottery class!
Milland Pottery is tucked away in the beautiful rural valley of Milland in Hampshire / Sussex. It is run by ceramicist, Angela Carter. Situated 1 mile off the B2070 Liphook - Petersfield road, just 5 miles from Midhurst in the heart of the South Downs National Park, the pottery is open most weekdays and Saturday mornings (not Sundays and Mondays). It is advisable to telephone before visiting, 01428 741530. Pots are produced on the potter's wheel using a red earthenware clay and decorated with coloured slips under a transparent glaze. Most of the pots are functional, either one-offs or small production runs. Some of the more recent pots are glazed on the inside but the exterior is decorated with slips, burnished and left unglazed. There is a small showroom where pots for sale are displayed on beautiful sycamore shelving .
Get those family photographs and treasures framed!
Philip Poole Bespoke Framing Fareham is a small, independent provider of high quality picture framing, based in conveniently located Portchester, well established with customers ranging from individual artists to galleries and museums throughout Hampshire, Sussex, Kent and London. We have an excellent reputation for providing the highest standard of service at a price that is affordable to all. Conservation is a byword whether it's a family photo or artwork with value; it will receive the same attention to detail.