The beauty of a city is not always down to how ornate its museums and monuments are.
Europe is full of creative and colourful shopfronts, selling anything from food and drink to memorabilia, music, or pharmaceuticals.
Often unnoticed as we walk by, these displays help bring a city to life with their delicate designs, colourful tilework, hand-painted signs or refined woodwork. They also have a lot to tell us about the cultural history of a place, often representing an artistic movement or time period when a city was flourishing.
Here are some of our favourites, ranging from well-known names to independent stores.
Diagon House, Edinburgh
The uphill curve and colourful shopfronts of Victoria
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