What is high street?

  • (noun): Street that serves as a principal thoroughfare for traffic in a town.
    Synonyms: main street

High Street

High Street (or the High Street) is a metonym for the generic name (and frequently the official name) of the primary business street of towns or cities, especially in the United Kingdom. It is usually a focal point for shops and shopkeepers in city centres, and is most often used in reference to retailing. However, in recent times the phrase "High Street banks" has been widely used to refer to the retail banking sector in the United Kingdom.

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High Street, Lincoln - Highlights
... Views of Lincoln High Street 18th century cottages used as shops The High Street in 1899 High Bridge over the River Witham The building on the High Bridge Sir Nigel Gresley takes a railtour ...
List Of Night Buses In London - N21
... On Friday and Saturday nights, patronage was such that extras were introduced between Eltham High Street and Trafalgar Square, combined with the Foots Cray Buses providing a 15-m ... route · Trafalgar Square · Charing Cross Station · Strand · Aldwych · Fleet Street · Ludgate Circus · City Thameslink Station · Ludgate Hill · St Paul's Churchyard ...
Superdrug - History - 2002-Present
... became a BUAV approved retailer, joining several other high street chains in pledging its own brand products will be free from animal testing ... Keynes, Bury, Glasgow, Westfield London and Kensington High Street ... The formula originally only available in high end beauty ranges, ranging from £122 to £225 ...
St. Mary Street/High Street
... Mary Street (Heol Eglwys Fair) and High Street (Heol Fawr) are major commercial streets in the Castle Quarter of Cardiff city centre, Wales, which form a major north–south thoroughfare in the centre ... High Street begins at the junction of Castle Street on the A4161 and ends at the junction of Church Street and Quay Street, from where St ... Mary Street begins until the roundabout at Callaghan Square on the A4160 ...
List Of Night Buses In London - N47
... Current route · St Mary Cray Station Station Approach · Cray Avenue · Orpington High Street · Station Road · Station Approach · Orpington Station · Petts Wood Station ...

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