Greater London Shopping

  • Bond Street, London
    Bond Street, London
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Greater London Shopping

  • Harrods

    London Shopping

    Travelling with women, three "monuments" are mandatory in London - Oxford street, Marks and Spencer and Harrods. I visited all of them (of course!) but my favorite is this one - beautiful, with nice collections, but... expensive, shortenning the time (and cost) of the visit. Very good, indeed!

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  • Clothes and Shoes

    London Shopping

    ray ban is a shop for sunglusess,ray ban have a great choice,have a sunglusess form man for woman and for children! you can try a lot of these! london is a beautiful city with a lot of curiosity i spend a lot of money

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  • Camden Market

    London Shopping

    Last visit September 2013 When you come out of the Camden Town tube station, the 1st part of the Camden experience you'll have is the wild looking shops along Camden High Street with giant shoes and spiders adorning the tops of the multicolored buildings, then the Camden Market which is mostly clothes and accessories and Camden Lock Village...

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  • Department stores

    London Shopping

    This high class store opened in 1707. Fortnum and Mason have held a number of Royal Warrants to serve the royal households dating back over nearly 150 years. I enjoy to have a wander round this beautiful building and look at what is for sale and people watch the purchasers. The food items are popular as gifts; lots of tins and jars of...

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  • Music, video, DVD's etc.

    London Shopping

    The Basement of Hanbury Hall is converted into a vintage clothing sales location called The Brick Lane Vintage Market. Occasionally records are being sold too. Just check the neighbourhood when you are around. Sales locations for records seem to shift from time to time. Records. From 50p and up.

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  • Souvenirs

    London Shopping

    You may have heard of the Paddington Bear children's books by Michael Bond, which were also made into an animated TV series. This young bear, with a fondness for marmalade sandwiches was found at Paddington Station with a label saying 'Please look after this bear. Thank you' by the Brown family. He had been sent from 'darkest Peru' by his aunt...

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  • Food and Drink

    London Shopping

    This shop first opened in 1887 specialising in coffee and teas from all over the world. It's reputed worldwide as one of the leading suppliers of coffee and tea. There is a wide range of choices of over 200 coffees and teas from many countries. There is a nice authentic atmosphere in the shop when I browsed around with its original interior...

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  • Petticoat Lane, Spitalfields and Brick...

    London Shopping

    I was disappointed from Brick Lane market (pics 1-2-3) although we enjoyed the general area and the Flower Market (read separate tip). It is a typical Sunday market selling general goods that spreads along Brick Lane street. We saw fruit/vegetable stalls but also many sellers with low quility items, second hand clothes, old furniture, cds,...

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  • Hamley´s

    London Shopping

    If you have kids you have to visit Hamleys. That's not just an encouragement, you may literally have no choice. As the world's biggest toy store it's a magnet for children. It's also a potentially harrowing and costly experience for parents, but that comes with the territory, right? When I took my two year old son there, as a reward for being so...

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  • Other Markets

    London Shopping

    Greenwich Market is a little bit like Camden Town, but on a much smaller scale. Moreover, it is not as over-crowded as Camden. In a hall of approximately 100x20m you can shop for countless different handicraft products, such as handbags, clothing, jewellery, household goods etc. You can also watch some of the craftsmen producing their goods. And...

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  • Carnaby Street

    London Shopping

    Carnaby Street is an area well known for its boutiques and independent shops. It also has some high street shops, restaurants, cafes and bars. I especially love the chocolate emporium, Chocywokydoda, which is on Fouberts Place off Carnaby Street (You can read my tip here). Carnaby Street stands out for its coloured building and there is a lovely...

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  • Portobello Market / Notting Hill

    London Shopping

    Portobello road for me brings me back to the Flower Power period. Although a lot has changed in the street, I still enjoy walking its whole length. Unfortunately some of the older businesses are not there anymore, but the Portobello Road Second Hand Goods market on Saturdays are great for flea market hunters. The antiques and bric-a-brac stalls...

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  • Selfridges

    London Shopping

    While Harrods is often mentioned by tourists as the department store they most want to visit, I personally would recommend a trip to Selfridges above that any day. It is equally huge, almost as grand-looking, but far more practical in my view, as despite its apparent grandness it actually caters for most budgets. And while you won’t come away with...

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  • Covent Garden / Jubilee Market

    London Shopping

    Possibly my favourite non-food shop in the whole of London is the shop at the London Transport Museum in Covent Garden. Few things symbolise London as vividly than the London Transport (LT) system, with its iconic logos, posters and maps. Whenever I think of LT, the catch phrase 'Mind the Gap' comes to mind (based on an automated announcement...

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  • Books

    London Shopping

    All the local libraries in Britain have a few shelves where they sell books that are no longer required. All types of books are available and i do not know the reason why such good books are no longer required. I picked up a guide book for South America for 20 pence which is about the average price for unwanted books.

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  • Jewellery and luxury goods

    London Shopping

    Describing itself as the 'world's best kept secret', The London Silver Vaults in Chancery Lane are housed within a unique underground building that's home to over 30 silver dealers. Originally a safe-deposit premises, the Silver Vaults came into existence after WWII, fulfilling a need by local dealers for new premises because of major bomb damage...

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  • Borough Market

    London Shopping

    Borough Market is a busy, buzzing market. It's open for lunch on Monday to Wednesday, 10 am to 3pm and there is a full market day on Thursday to Saturday. If you going on a weekend be prepared for crowds, especially around lunchtimes. There's plenty on offer for the foodie, with food from around the world on offer. It's not cheap but if you are...

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  • Sports and games

    London Shopping

    Southampton street has become a cluster for shops selling adventure / climbing / sporting equipment. I think it began with the YHA adventure shop, but now North Face, Mountain Warehouse and other such shops have taken premises nearby. There are also a number of nearby travel companies that specialise in making arrangments for the backpacker /...

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  • Esoterica

    London Shopping

    This is a small shop in the Camden Stables market, tucked away in a back corridor. The walls are painted red, the better to show off the sculptures. The prices are very good and mostly all the merchandise is made in the UK. Alienate Design is probably one of the more unusual shops i've ever been in. The walls and ceiling are covered in plaques,...

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  • Personal accessories

    London Shopping

    Part of the Columbia Rd Flower Market scene on Sundays, this small shop prepares and sells excellent fragrances, for the body and home. A little on the expensive side, but well worth a browse around anyway.

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  • Home furnishings

    London Shopping

    I have added this retail outlet onto my London page, even though it is more an 'off the beaten track' tip! It is a lovely store, and well worth the trip to Kingston-upon-Thames! An exquisite interior shop! They generally have lines that are slightly different to mainstream decor, more rustic and individual in taste. They sell furniture for: The...

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  • Canary Wharf

    London Shopping

    There are 200 shops in the Canary Wharf shopping centre - no Argos or Claire's Accessories and in the eating places no McDonalds - this is generally high class shopping in bright and modern arcade walkways. Easy to find your way around in the various malls and so much choice for eating and drinking too. Fully disabled friendly. The shops appeared...

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  • Hays Galleria

    London Shopping

    A Grade II listed structure, this former Victorian south bank warehouse is a sight worth seeing in itself. The fact that it has shops as well is just an added bonus. The former warehouse builds form a cul-de-sac courtyard that opens up to a view of the Thames and the old City of London across the river. It's crowned by an incredible glass canopy...

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  • Harrods

    This is the world's most famous upscale department store. Located just south of Hyde Park, near Royal Albert Hall, this is so pricey that I didn't actually bother going in. But I couldn't resist snapping a photo. Shopping in London is very expensive, especially right now. But the selection is about equal to what you can find anywhere else. If you...

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  • shopping jewel tucked away!

    This isn't really a shop more than it is a road. Devonshire road is just off of Chiswick High Street, it's a little jewel of a street with lovely shops, cafe's, restaurants and a wide array of stores. It's small, quaint, and non commercial which is quite nice really. Le Trompette, a very famous French restaurant is situated there, along with some...

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  • If you can brave the tourists...?

    Much better than Camden Market, Portbello has all that you could want and more. Antiques, books, gifts, jewellery, vintage clothing, fruit & veg, music (the pirate kind) and the odd shop that sell anything and everything.The main market is only on Saturdays and it can get pretty swamped with people so make sure you go early or on a rainy day.I like...

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  • Nice place

    If you like stationary stuff and books, go here. It´s nice place where´s nice workers. Cheap! Stationery (calendars, cards etc.), books. I got calendars before christmas for 2 pounds, christmascardpackets under 1 pound and books for children for 1 pound!

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  • The best place for sovernirs!

    There are alot shops here with almost everything you need. Sovernirs very cheap here and inexpensive but hip clothing. Not much for sovernirs may $50 maybe even less. But you can spend alot more if you are a shopper like me.

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  • More Shopping in London

    Is a Depatment store just minutes from Harrod's . Just like all the others but not as fancy or large as Harrod's. You can find the basics in here. They have most of the same things that you can get in the States and in London. from 0$ to thousands of course it depends on your budget.

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  • Everyone must go here!!

    It's the biggest Department store in London.They have everything even Krispy Kreme Donuts in their food section. Items with the Harrod's logo name on it , definitely.FashionHandbagsJewelryThey had designers in there you can't find in alot of places. You can spend 20.00 pounds on a cheap scarf or you spend 45000 pounds on a Vertu cell phone( I...

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  • Fun, Frilly and Girlie things

    Discovered this fun company in London. They're speciality is reproductions of items from times past or in that style. Luckily, they have a website and will send you catalogues w/prices in Dollars. Edwardian, Victorian, Chintz, Art Deco, Toille, you get the picture, right?NOT for those who favor modern and Spartan decor or manly men. You've been...

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  • A London Must

    You must go to Covent Garden when in London. You must enjoy the street performers and you must think of Eliza Doolittle! Pretty much every and anything. Unfortunately, this has turned into one of those shopping areas with some stores that you can find here, in the States.However, across from the main Arcade(?) we found a fun Flea Market type set...

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  • Covent Gardens

    Take some time to spend at Covent Gardens. Thers a whole selection of small shops where you can find those special gifts for those who stayed at home!

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  • Go for it!

    Always wanted a tattoo or a body piercing? Or more if you've already got 'em? Camden had more than one of these shops, so there you go! What you pierce, or what you get tattooed upon thy body doesn't matter to me! Don't ask me---I didn't get any!

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Think of London shopping and you may well reel off locations like Oxford Street, Bond Street, Covent Garden and so on but that is not the whole story.  There are plenty of opportunities for...

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