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    The Covent Garden market

    by bzh Updated Feb 7, 2003

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    Favorite thing: Covent Garden is one of my favourite places in London. Have a walk round the market at the week-end, browsing the shops. Watch the show on the street. And when you need a break, stop at a coffee shop in the South Hall, where a space is set aside in the lower gallery for musicians to play classical music for some spare change.

    Covent Garden South Hall

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    Hay's Galleria information

    by Ash59 Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Favorite thing: This plaque reads:-

    "In the mid 1850's, following the rise of the River Thames as the commercial lifeline of the City Of London, Sir William Cubitt was commissioned to build a new wharf around an enclosed dock. Ships from all over the world visited Hay's Wharf but the most beautiful were the tea clippers from India and China. By the end of the century, 80% of perishable foodstuff passed through the area which became known as the "Larder of London".

    The great Hay's Wharf complex has been carefully restored to its former glory and those who visit the Galleria today stand on the same spot where the tall tea clippers edged their way into the dock 150 years ago"

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    Hay's Galleria

    by Ash59 Written Feb 25, 2003

    Favorite thing: Hay's Galleria is a shopping area found on the South Bank between London Bridge and Tower Bridge. The area was created by joining two victorian warehouses with the vaulted glass roof that you can see.

    Hayes Galleria roof
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    London

    by djbiskit Updated Jan 8, 2003

    Favorite thing: This is Carnaby Street, which is just off of Regent Street. This place is cool because its for pedestrians only and they have a lot of unique stores where you can get some good deals. People also eat outside on the restaurant patios since its nice and quiet in this area.

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    London

    by djbiskit Updated Jan 8, 2003

    Favorite thing: This is the most famous store in the World, Harrods. The place is always packed with people since they sell pretty much everything. They have a food hall with excellent desserts, which is where I was mostly. I believe there are six levels which are all accessable by the egyptian escalator, and they even have a luxury bathroom with marble floors.

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    London

    by djbiskit Updated Jan 8, 2003

    Favorite thing: This is Hamley's Toy Store on Regent Street, which is the most famous toy store in all of England. Inside its pretty normal, its kinda like FAO Shwartz. Everywhere you look during Christmas, someone is carrying around a Hamley's bag.

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    London Markets

    by HORSCHECK Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Favorite thing: Stroll around one of the popular street markets of London. Camden Market (Tube: Camden) is a young place selling nearly everything. Antiques can be bought at Portobello Road Market (Tube: Notting Hill Gate). A small market for jewelry and ethnic stuff is Gabriel´s Wharf on the South Bank (Tube: Southwark). Most markets are opened only on weekends.

    Camden Market
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  • Where are all the Pounds gone?

    by sabsi Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Favorite thing: I think my favourite thing about London is the shopping! Went shoeshopping like a maniac there many times!!! Whenever I needed new DMs I went to London for a day to buy some. It was cheaper than to buy them in Germany!

    The last Pound ;-)
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    Shopes at Oxford Street

    by Imbi Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Favorite thing: Official opening hours are generally from around 9 am to 5 pm. Most stores are open six days a week, and some are open on Sundays.

    Virtually all larger shops will exchange goods if they are returned undamaged and within a few days with the receipt.

    Only pounds are accepted, but currencies can be exchanged in any branch of a local bank, or at one of the many bureau-de-change outlets located in most major towns across the country

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    Souvenirs buying...

    by A2002 Written Nov 12, 2002

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    Favorite thing: As a tourist, I am sure you will want to buy some souvenirs. Go to Piccadilly Circus and look out for those small stalls along the streets. As far as I know, they are the cheapest.
    My most recent travel to London in Oct 2002, those small stalls near Westminster are selling the souvenirs at competitive prices too.

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    Shopes at Oxford Street

    by Imbi Updated Sep 18, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Official opening hours are generally from around 9 am to 5 pm. Most stores are open six days a week, and some are open on Sundays.

    Virtually all larger shops will exchange goods if they are returned undamaged and within a few days with the receipt.

    Only pounds are accepted, but currencies can be exchanged in any branch of a local bank, or at one of the many bureau-de-change outlets located in most major towns across the country

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    Book shops! Charing Cross...

    by nieldy Written Sep 12, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Book shops! Charing Cross Road, (see www.explore-london.co.uk/char6.html), is my favourite, packed full of second hand bookshops. The National Portrait Gallery is worth a look, at the bottom of Charing Cross Road, by Trafalgar Square.

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    Go shopping at Spitalfields...

    by Weener Written Sep 12, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Go shopping at Spitalfields Market.

    Fondest memory: I love shopping in Spitalfields Market on a lazy Sunday. It is based in the city, located behind Liverpool Street Station. It is better to visit during the warmer months, as it is outside, but it is under cover so you can visit while it is raining. You will find all sorts of things at this market. It is home to local art and craft stalls, vintage/second hand clothes, up and coming/one off designer clothes stalls, world cuisine food stalls, cakes, and an extensive organic fruit and veg section. It is quite a big market, and you can easily spend half a day wandering around. Liverpool Street Station/Tube, EC1

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    Shopping in the market at...

    by Weener Written Sep 12, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Shopping in the market at Portobello Road

    Fondest memory: Portobello Road, is situated in the very trendy Notting Hill, made famous by the film of the same name. It is a great market to wander through, and grab some bargains. The southern end is where expensive antiques are sold, and generally intended for tourists. If you walk up further, to the junction with Lancaster Gate you will find all sorts of clothes, books and accessories at reasonable prices. Up and coming clothes designers have small stalls on the market, and you may be able to buy a very special one off. Its better to visit the market on Friday or Saturday, on Sunday there is a flea market. There are also plenty of cafes and small restaurants to get something to eat.
    Tube: Notting Hill Gate/Ladbroke Grove
    Mon- Fri 9am – 5pm
    Saturday 8:30 – 5:30pm
    Sunday 9am – 4pm

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    Go to the markets in London;...

    by Sharrie Written Sep 12, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Go to the markets in London; Smithfield for meat, Billingsgate for fish, COVENT GARDEN, Borough & Spitalfields for fruits & vegetables.

    COVENT GARDEN - Designed by Charles Fowler between 1828 & 1831. This is the home to a range of craft & antigue stalls, restaurants, fashion boutigues, etc...

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