There are plenty of independent businesses to explore in Plymouth. Whether you like browsing vintage shops, picking up some classic vinyl or quirky restaurants and cafés, you can do things a bit differently here. Four students from Plymouth University spent a day discovering ten ways you can make the most of the city’s independent spirit.
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