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    Rough Trade West: Off Portobello; Rough Trade

    by pieter_jan_v Updated Jun 27, 2014

    In 2014 I made my first visit to Rough Trade. The West shop is the right one to start with for a vinyl lover. It's a nice little shop with great records in the basement.

    Shop hours:
    Mo-Sa: 10AM - 6:30PM
    Su: 11AM - 5PM

    What to buy: Records

    What to pay: From 1 pound up.

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    BM Soho: Dance music record store

    by pieter_jan_v Written Jun 26, 2014

    BM Soho is London's longest running independent dance music record store.
    In the basement Beatcontrol is located, so at this place DJ equipment & accessories and records come together.

    Shop hours:
    Mo-We: 11AM - 7PM
    Th-Fr: 11AM - 8PM
    Sa: 11AM - 7PM
    Su: Noon - 6PM

    What to buy: DJ stuff

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    Apple Store, Covent Garden: Techie heaven!

    by toonsarah Updated Apr 25, 2014

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    Update April 2014: extra locations added

    For all you techie types out there, this is a great place to shop or simply while away an hour or two eyeing up and playing with all the goodies. Of course it only sells Apple products and accessories for them, but as someone addicted to my iPhone I don’t have a problem with that. Even if you don’t share my addiction it’s worth popping in if you’re in Covent Garden as the shop itself is rather stylish – especially the glass stairs and landing that lead to the upper floors.

    Although this is my favourite branch, because of the architecture, you'll find Apple shops elsewhere in town too, including the West End (235 Regent Street) and Westfield centres at White City and Stratford.

    What to buy: Apple Macs, iPhones, iPads, iPods and accessories, naturally.

    What to pay: This sort of gear isn’t cheap, although you can pick up a case for your iPod or iPhone for a few pounds. But if you don’t want to splash the cash, feel free to play with the machines on display anyway – no one will mind. And if you already have one of your own, learn how to get the most out of it with one of the free lessons.

    Apple, Covent Garden

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    Westfield Shopping Centre: A brand new place to shop

    by toonsarah Updated Apr 25, 2014

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    Update April 2014: information about Westfield Stratford City added, small changes to text

    When a new shopping centre opened in west London a few years back Chris and I were keen to investigate. The Westfield Centre is a little out of the centre of town which maybe makes it not such an obvious destination for tourists, but for us it’s quite conveniently located and we found it a useful addition to our shopping options.

    The centre isn’t large compared with others in the UK such as Bluewater, Lakeside and the Metro Centre, but it’s the largest to be built in London itself. Shops here include Debenhams and House of Fraser department stores; fashion chains such as Dorothy Perkins, Gap, H & M, Monsoon and New Look, as well as some more upmarket high street names such as Coast, Hobbs, Jaegar, Karen Millen and Joseph; Foyles for books, HMV for music, Jessops for photography and very many more. There are also a large number of places to eat – not just the cheap and cheerful options normally to be found in shopping malls, but also some smarter restaurants, many of them located in a restaurant strip on the Southern Terrace. Shops are open until 9.00 or 10.00 PM but the restaurants stay open until midnight (11.00 PM on Sundays).

    Getting here is quite easy, and the centre has been designed to encourage greener travel with a new tube station, Wood Lane, opened especially to serve the centre, as well as its own bus station. There is also parking for 570 cycles. If you want to drive there is plenty of parking beneath the centre but unlike other similar places this is charged for – this and the heavy traffic in the area makes this the least attractive option. Although, returning to the green theme, if you drive an electric car you’ll find that you can charge it here while you shop.

    Meanwhile in 2012 a second Westfield opened in Stratford as part of the development of that area for the London Olympics. I've not shopped there myself but have passed through on several occasions, including going to and from the games, and found it to be a similar mix and style of shops, with again a good selection of eating places.

    Westfield Shopping Centre

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    Nomad: Great shop for travellers

    by toonsarah Updated Apr 25, 2014

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    Update April 2014: branch locations updated

    There are several branches of Nomad in London – my photo shows one opposite Russell Square tube station which has since closed, but there are branches near Bond Street (11 South Molton Street) and the City (Inside Abercrombie & Kent, 82 Cheapside), both of which are conveniently located. This is a very useful shop for travellers to know about. Not only does it sell a wide range of useful products such as bags, travel clothing and equipment, but it also houses a travel clinic (walk-in or by appointment), offering vaccinations, dispensing of anti-malarials, prescription only medicines and specialised medical kits. I've used them several times for vaccinations and have found the service good and the price competitive.

    What to buy: Products include:
    ~ cases, back-packs and holdalls galore
    ~ money-belts, padlocks
    ~ sleeping bags, liners, tents and mats
    ~ torches, power adapters, knives, compasses and other gadgets
    ~ guidebooks (mainly Lonely Planet and similar)
    and much, much more.

    They also do mail order – check out the website for the full range.

    What to pay: Prices are pretty standard, neither cheap nor a rip-off. The main reasons to shop here though are the range, and the convenience of having all travel goods under one roof


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    One New Change: Great Views from the Roof Terrace!

    by spidermiss Updated Apr 13, 2014

    The One Exchange is a shopping centre (and business complex) very near St Paul's Cathedral. Designed by Jean Nouvel it houses over 60 stores alongside cafes, bars and restaurants. Stories vary from designer, high street and independent ones and the same with the eateries.

    The most attractive thing about The One Exchange is its roof terrace and this is the only reason why I visited. At the roof terrace there are great view of St Paul's Cathedral and the city's views. I was lucky with a wonderful sunny day which was great to enjoy the views and take photographs. There is no charge for visiting the roof terrace though it can be occasionally closed for private functions.

    What to pay: Varies

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    Primark: Cheap clothes

    by Regina1965 Updated Mar 17, 2014

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    Primark is my favourite shop in London. Here one can buy clothes and accesories at a very convenient price.

    There are 2 Primark shops in Oxford Street, one by both ends of the street. But they are almost always very crowded, so I prefer going to Primark in other parts of London. I noticed that many of the customers were Italians and they were carrying with them hampers filled to the rim with clothes. And there was no trying on of clothes at the Oxford Street shops as there were always endless lines waiting for the fitting rooms.

    I stayed for 2 months in 2013 in the Hammersmith area of London and there Primark is much less crowded and one can try the clothes on in peace without having to wait for the longest time in line.

    I usually buy at the whole-sales in Fonthill Road when I stay in London, or at the Indian stores as the prices there are very good. But now Primark is where I usually stock up on clothes.

    What to buy: Clothes and accessories.

    What to pay: Less than in other shops.

    Primark in Hammersmith. Primark in Oxford Street.

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  • New Look: Shopping Tour

    by JoliTheiler Written Feb 18, 2014

    I went to new look. It's a great shop to buy clothes for women. I've never seen this shop in Switzerland, so I was very happy to see this shop. I saw a lot of beautiful clothes and shoes. Maybe I bought too much! My purse is now a little lighter, but I think that it was worth it :)

    What to buy: I bought very beautiful troussers. I needed jeans, because I didn't take enough to my trip to brighton.

    What to pay: I don't know

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  • Primark: Shopping at Primark in London

    by Lea94 Written Feb 18, 2014

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    The special thing about this shop is, you can buy many different things.
    If you want to buy something for your boyfriend, just go upstairs and the whole 2nd floor is full with clothes, shoes, etc. for him.
    Do you want to buy something for you? Just go in and lets buy. The whole 1st floor and the half 2nd floor is for women.
    As you can see, you have all what you want in one building. And the prices are really cheap. So let`s go shopping girls!

    What to buy: You should buy something special from London for your family and friends at home. What about a Big Ben box with tea in it? Or the London eye in a little formation?
    Clothes you can buy every where so buy something special.

    What to pay: In London you have everything. You can have things for less money, that means 3£ for a pair of shoes. And you can also have a pullover from Zara maybe for more than 50£ if you want.
    You can see, there is something for everyone to buy.

    Shopping @ Primark
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    Primark: Always Busy with lots of Bargains

    by cleocat Written Feb 12, 2014

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    Dear Primark is no Harrods, but just as busy and popular. They come from afar to shop here. Primark has branches all over the country, but the one in Oxford Street is a favourite.

    What to buy: Everything and anything.

    What to pay: Basic tops can be as low as £3 - £5 and they have regular sales.

    Tired shoppers outside Primark in London
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    One New Change: Shopping at St. Paul's

    by antistar Updated Jan 26, 2014

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    A stunning new shopping mall has recently sprung up next to St. Paul's Cathedral. The sculpted glass walls contain some of London's most exclusive shops, but to top it all is an awe inspiring roof terrace that should be visited even if you have no interest in shopping. Take the glass elevator to the sixth floor and enjoy a view of London, of St. Paul's Cathedral, of the Shard and the Gherkin.

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    Westfield: Westfield = Paradise for fashionistas

    by Elainehead Updated Jan 9, 2014

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    Westfield is a mall with 385 stores for all budgets, from luxury (Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Dior, etc) to "normal" brands (Zara, Mango, etc) located near Shepherd's Bush tube station.

    It gets very crowed during winter sales, so if you don't like big crowds, I would avoid it around this time.

    What to buy: There's an HMV there, if you don't like clothing. If you are hungry, you can some restaurants outside or at the food court. There are also some snack stalls in the middle of the corridors. There's even a ice-skating area...

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    Manolo Blahnik: Desperate sex in the shoe shop

    by Trekki Written Jan 5, 2014

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    Anyone who reads this – please take it with a large pinch of salt – I definitely don’t want to offend anyone! There is a story behind, my story, but at the end it results in a real tip.

    I am not a trend and brand shopper and anything else but a shoe person (if, I am a cardigan and shawl person). I said goodbye to high heels many years ago simply because that is absolutely not me. And I am a lover of subtle crime stories like Midsomer Murder and the quirky whacky humour of Monty Phytons. Soap operas like ... erm... sorry, but I always forget if it is “Housewives in the city” and “Desperate sex” or “Sex in the city” and “Desperate housewives”..... are absolutely not my thing. So when I discussed sightseeing possibilities with a former colleague who was busy preparing an international meeting he always objected my suggestions with the words “not possible because the Maonolo girls can’t do that”. I didn’t have the slightest idea who or what “Manolos” is or are but good old Auntie Google gave me the answer. This on the one hand explained the worries of my former colleague but also initiated a wave of pitifulness for the poor girls who feel the need to torture themselves with heals of the size of an average skyscraper in Dubai.
    And when I walked through London in July 2013, through Chelsea to be precise – home of the rich and famous – I wasn’t at all astonished to see this shop there. In the window I could get a glimpse of the shoe models and the prices: well fitting to the skyrocketing high heels or in other words: the price of one pair of these shoes would feed me for two months.

    Ok, the silly-whacky part of this review is over – and now for something .. not different but precise:

    All you girls who like Manolo shoes, here is the shop:
    Location of Manolo shoe shop in Chelsea on Google Maps.

    © Ingrid D., January 2014 (So please do not copy my text or photos without my permission.).

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    Neal's Yard: Charming Yard in Covent Gardens!

    by spidermiss Updated Dec 13, 2013

    I feel in love Neal's Yard when I discovered this hidden gem by 'accident' on my recent London trip (November 2013). It's know as the 'hidden gem of Seven Dials'. Neale's Yard is an a public square enclosed by buildings on Monmouth Street, Short's Gardens and Neal Street (three of Seven Dials Streets).

    The square has independent boutiques, cafes, restaurants and bars which I wouldn't mind trying on future visits.
    I love to spend more time here whether it's to have lunch, do some shopping or have a general wander, Neal'sYard is part of the Seven Dials, Covent Garden's only shopping village.

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    Bond Street: Luxury Shopping

    by antistar Written Jul 9, 2013

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    The names Bond, Bond Street. It's exactly the kind of place you'd expect to see the Martini drinking spy dropping into Graff for something special for his latest Bond girl. There's a vast array of high profile shops here: Armani, Louis Vuitton, Cartier, Dolce & Gabanna, Polo Ralph Lauren, Chanel, Prada, Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, Bulgari, Dior, Jimmy Choo and Calvin Klein. And the street is lined with plenty of would be Bond Cars, from Lamborghinis to the latest electric Tesla Roadster.

    The shops have to be expensive, because Bond Street is Europe's most expensive retail location, and one of the most expensive streets in the world.

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