A type of British shop, where everything is ostensibly for sale for the princely sum of one pound.

Some real bargains can be had, especially toiletries, household goods, cigarette lighters, and, for some reason, Silly String.

The highest concentration of pound shops in the world is to be found on Kilburn High Road, in north London.

Also known for their exemplary wit when picking a suitable shop title, such as the immortal PoundLand, PoundWorld and of course The Pound Shop.

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