By Francesca Smith
Worcester High Street had been nominated for the Great British High Street Award 2018, which aims to find the UK’s best high street.
The city’s is among 25 high streets to be shortlisted for the award.
The public can vote for their favourite and an expert judge panel will make the final decision in November.
19-year-old Millie who is a student at the University of Worcester said: “It’s really accessible. There are loads of really nice clothes shops. Everyone is really nice.”
Jacob Bushgrove, 22, lives in Worcester and applauded the ‘diverse’ shops.
He said: “I think it’s about time as it has changed so much in the past few years. It’s become more vibrant and prideful.
“It has got so many shops, new shops, big brands, small brands. It is nice to see more independent shops coming in now.
“It’s very diverse too. It’s not exclusive, anyone can shop here. Clothing really drives Worcester.”
Nicky, 53, also lives in Worcester and said: “Worcester is a great place because everything is so compact, it’s not too far to walk to get anywhere. It’s a cosy city. It’s a good place to come for a day out. There’s loads to do.”
Fifty-four-year-old Linda Diet who works at Shoe Zone and lives in Worcester claimed: “I feel quite proud. It’s a nice city and we should try and get more people to visit.”
The winning high street will be announced at a ceremony in London on November 15.
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