THIS IS A FINE EXAMPLE OF A FAMILY BAKERY,WHERE ALL THE PRODUCTS ARE MADE BY CRAFT BAKERS AND NOT MASS PRODUCED,ALL TO RARE IN TODAYS MASS PRODUCED FACTORY WORLD.
ALL THE PRODUCE ON OFFER IS HAND MADE AND IS ALL VERY TEMPTING,FROM THE BREAD AND ROLLS TO THE PIES AND CAKES.
What to buy: THE CHOICE IS STAGERING SO ITS YOUR OWN TASTE THAT YOU PLEASE,I CAN SAY THIS YOU WONT BE DISAPOINTED.
What to pay: A FAIR PRICE FOR QUALITY PENNYS TO A COUPLE OF POUNDS.
Carphone Warehouse is a chain of stores that offer cellphones in most high streets. Usually you can buy the cheapest pay-as-you-go for around £10 + £10 load. Other phones are on offer that are tied up to different networks but if you are here just for a few weeks as a tourist the cheap one will suffice.
THIS A LARGE OPEN WAREHOUSE TYPE OF SHOPPING,IT HAS MANY DIFFERENT DEPTS IN THE BUILDING WITH A VERY GOOD CHOICE OF GOODS
What to buy: CHINA IS VERY GOOD.
What to pay: PRICES ARE VARIED FOR A FEW POUNDS TO HUNDEREDS OF POUNDS ITS ALL DOWN TO WHAT YOU BUY.
I will vote for Hyde Park by the Serpentine lake, Italian gardens. When I go there with the family ,we buy at TESCO and then take it wherever for picnics there.
the store is in kensington,which for us is good because I go in by car and they have parking garage too.
However you can take the tube from there by Earls Court to Knightbridge
mind you ,there is a lot of small food groceries stores along Earls Court and Kensington road.
Hope it helps
What to buy: food items for a picnic or eat out on your own with full service store
What to pay: best prices
it is crammed into 3 floors of games, cd,dvd, video games, accessories all the latest looks are here.IN a nice street near Leicester Square, great for the kids and young at heart
What to buy: you name it in modern gadgery
What to pay: good prices comparing the unique items and London
there are many small supermarkets , but my favorite is Tesco
hope it helps
What to buy: groceries, gadgets, its a big supermarket, I use it for foods =grocery shopping
What to pay: better than small shops, similar to big supermarkets chains
well since the UK gang has not show up yet, I try to answer.
Camden Market is very nice but do not know if best or biggest. Sunday is always nice to see a market or Saturday mornings. dont know about antique books,DVD, antiques ,the only thing I bought there was a small persian carpet.
yes you are right on the tube.
You can take a nice boat cruise on the canal too,nice.
My favorite because try it in Paris, is Belushi's for fish and chip and ambiance
HOpe it helps your planning
What to buy: many things, went just for the cultural trip to a market in London, got me a small persian carpet
What to pay: flea market and not so flea market stuffs
oh lord, yes difficult question, both are great for shopping, we do. I live in France, and my boys iphone have the British flag as cover, so go figure it!!!
For prices maybe Paris is a bit better,and selection been the fashion capital of the world, but again, it depends on your currency the USD is a bit down lately.
Both are big cities and shopping areas all over; so difficult without knowing your interests in shopping. Factory outlets dont know any in London, and Paris has them outside the city by Disneyland, and my favorite quais des marques at Franconville dept 95, can do by train and bus but long best by car, about 30 min outside the city. A great shopping center is Italie 2 and Bercy 2 in Paris
Hope it helps your planning
What to buy: many things
What to pay: good values in outlet stores
We all know "The Body Shop" and most of us have at least one in a major city in our countries. I know that we have it here, but it's just so expensive! I know it's like that in most places. So, while you're in London, stock up!
You will find from everything necessary in your daily life to some luxurious items. It's a haven for hair & skin care products and everything smells wonderful!
What to buy: Accesories, fragrances for you and for home, make up, haircare, suncare and skincare products as well as products for your well being. They have a wide ange of products for men too, especially for those with sensitive skin. Ty the after shave products, trust me!
What to pay: If it's a sale time, you can save a lot! Expect to pay about 15 GBP for a body butter, however, if you buy those boxes with body lotion, shower gel and whatever, you will save much more.
From Sourbugger's Basildon page :
'fell off the back of a van' mate,
...'fire damaged stock' mate.
Many people in Essex originally come from the East End of London. They may have been seeking a better life in the green fields of Essex, but the Market trader philosophy came with them.
Places like Pitsea Market are where you can really participate in the 'lifeforce' of local people. The market operates with about 200 stalls, 4 days a week in the centre of Pitsea's shopping area. Full details are available from the listed website.
Even the operators have few pretensions and use a mock-up to Del and Rodney's Robin Reliant three-wheeler (from the classic British Comedy 'Only fools and Horses') with 'Pitsea Market' on the side to help publicise the place.
You won't find any tourists here, and thus no stalls aimed at tourists, but if you anything from DVD's to Cauliflowers, then this is your place.
As an alternative, visit one of the vast 'boot sales' that operate at the weekend, just look out for signs on the A127, or elsewhere, directing you to some sodden field where you can purchase the contents of someone else's garage.
Lots of towns have a 'Thornton's' shop .....they make excellent chocolates which aren't too expensive. Look out for bags of 'mis-shapes'....they may not be the perfect shape but they taste just as good and cost less!
I liked the window display and I told myself that I will buy me some nice notebooks from that shop and I did the next time I passed by that place. Later I found out that Paperchase is a chain store where one can find office supplies, cards, art and craft, etc.
What to buy: Stationery, kids stuffs for school, etc
What to pay: Average price, I guess.
What to buy:
PLEASE TAKE OF THIS BEAR.
That’s the label each of these bears comes with. Do I look like a Zoo Keeper or some sort of wildlife foster parent? A toy for children that begs is absolutely wrong in my humble opinion. In fact ‘Paddy’ isn’t just asking for some spare change. He is asking to be housed, cloth, fed and educated to University level. Yeah, just throw in a car at the appropriate age, telephone bills and the high cost of honey. Disgusting!
You can find this little anti-social outcast at – you guessed it – shops in Paddington Station (Tube and Train). I really think I need to ask. If his Mum didn’t want him, do you really want an anti-social bear cub that will grow to 1.5 to 1.8 meters (% to 6 ft) tall and weigh 130 – 200 kilograms (286 – 440 lb) in your house? And you think human teenagers throw fits. Wait until you see damage on a Biblical scale in your house in a few years.
Then there is the whole immigration issue. Paddy here is from Peru with NO DOCUMENTS! Passport? Immunization. So if your neighbours report you to the authorities you will be harbouring an under-age illegal immigrant with possible contagious skin issues. Not good. In fact you will need a very expensive solicitor.
By the way the pictures are of one I bought at Paddington. And promptly shipped off to a niece with a bigger house and an ex-Sister-in-Law I hate. Let her clean up the bear poop in one of her 2 living rooms.
If you still want one, follow the link below.
You were warned.
this shop is really cheap!! even for me!! i bought a pair of shoes for 4 pounds, a big purse for 6 pounds! and underwear really cheap too!!
my sister got to buy a new suitcase to bring all the new clothe she bought in primark
What to buy: shoes, underwear, t-shirts, socks, purses
Memorycards are found in lots of shops, but are always going to be cheapest from a supermarket. If you can find a biggish branch of Asda, Tesco, Morrissons and so on you will probably find they have a range of cameras and camera accessories available (not all own-brand). This is also the cheapest place to get rechargeable batteries.
Otherwise, try chainstores such as Dixons, Comet or Boots the chemist (larger branches of the latter). They'll stock rechargeable batteries as well as memorycards etc, but may not carry all types of specialist camera battery.
Buying memorycards (or batteries) from a specialist photography store will always be the most expensive option.
What to pay: Depends on card size/type, but from 5GBP upwards in supermarkets as of October 2008.
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