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Kingsgate Books & Prints

Kingsgate Arch College Street Winchester SO23 9PD 01962 864 710

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Squeezed into one of the city’s two remaining medieval gates, this fascinating little shop specialises in quality pen-and-ink drawings and watercolours by local artists, and sells a range of beautifully crafted antique county maps. It also regularly hosts book launches, exhibitions and other events. The stock is regularly changing and if you're searching for something specific then the helpful owner, Mike, will be happy to give advice and dig around. An antique shop in an antique building, a charming little place for some quirky pieces.

You say Average Rating ★★★★★

Wonderful must visit shop!! ★★★★★

If you're local to or visiting Winchester you really must try this fabulous, historic gem of a shop tucked under the Kingsgate near the Cathedral. Mike, who is the really friendly and knowledgeable owner, will happily chat away about old maps and the picture framing they've done for me has been top-class with a huge choice at great value. It's a truly unique little shop and very cool!

Kingsgate Books & Prints reviewed by on May 15th, 2017

A timeless treasure in Kingsgate Village Winchester ★★★★★

Winchester's Kingsgate village contains a fascinating choice of shops and interest and Kingsgate Books and Prints shop situated under the Kingsgate Arch is one of the most interesting. Mike the owner offers a superb framing service and always goes out of his way to ensure that he is able to satisfy every one of his customers. It is worth just taking the time to visit Kingsgate and browse through this super little shop with it's range of prints, post cards, second hand books, engravings and so much more. Just visiting this little shop that is packed with timeless pleasures make a trip to Winchester always seem very special.

Kingsgate Books & Prints reviewed by on March 13th, 2014

My favourite shop in Winchester ★★★★★

I called in to Kingsgate for the first time 5 years ago when I saw a beautiful antique print of Winchester in the window. My house has never been the same since! Over 100 prints later(!), I'm still a regular visitor to the shop to see the latest antique prints and maps in stock. The owner, Mike, is a master craftsman for framing, with a vast choice of beautiful frames and mounts. The medieval Kingsgate shop is marvellously atmospheric and Mike always guarantees a friendly and knowledgeable welcome, whether you're just browsing for a gift or whether you're a serious collector looking for a rare antique map or print. A real Winchester gem!

Kingsgate Books & Prints reviewed by on May 21st, 2012

Fascinating choice and great service ★★★★★

This modest shop is a real find - just behind Winchester Cathedral on the way to Jane Austen's House and Winchester College. I found interesting small gift ideas, prints not just of Winchester but of towns and cities across the UK. There's also rarer prints that are really special. I met the owner, Mike, and yes, he's a really helpful guy. He was able to frame my selection quickly and professionally. Good value visit.

Kingsgate Books & Prints reviewed by on April 11th, 2012

A gem of a shop you must visit ★★★★★

Kingsgate Books and Prints is a beautifully appointed little shop nestling discreetly under the ancient arch between the Cathedral and College. It is packed with prints depicting every corner of the country as well as maps, engravings, postcards and second-hand books. There is also an excellent bespoke framing service which I recommend from personal experience. The owner, Mike, is charming, knowledgeable and friendly and nothing is too much trouble. So why not spend some timeless moments just browsing and finding that special place, scene or location from an impressive selection. Make a point of visiting this unique little print emporium packed with pleasures.

Kingsgate Books & Prints reviewed by on March 28th, 2012

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Watercolours from £18, pen-and-ink drawings of Winchester College £165

When?

Tues–Fri 12.30pm–5pm, Sat 10.30am–5pm

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