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Fortnum & Mason

This was the first time I've seen truffles. I've heard how expensive they are, but still, my goodness!

Love the elegant ambience of the store. Look out for the murals and pictures. It's a nice place for window shopping if you can't afford to spend much.

What to buy This place started off as a grocery shop, check out the Food Hall. :)

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eviltooth
Jan 03, 2003

All of them!!!: Oxford Street

Oxford street is one of the most famous places to shop! So bring your hard earned cash because it aint cheap!

What to buy Buy Some fashionable London style clothes. Maybe a pair of Shoes. But whatever you buy make it memorable...

What to pay twice as much as in the states.

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biljah
Nov 27, 2002

Liberty: Dept. Store in a Faux-Tudor Building

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Liberty - Department Store

I was mostly attracted by its Tudor house and its exquisity interior (those wood carving relics, panels, the 'square' spiral-stairways.

More photos in travelogue, details later

What to buy Anything you need. But its Oriental Department and original women's fashions are interesting. So as its needle work design/product/supply on the 5th floor.

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FreeCloud
Oct 27, 2002

Oxford Street: Oxford Street

I wasn't sure whether to include this in the 'Shopping' or 'Tourist Traps' section. Oxford Street is the longest and probably best known shopping area in London. It covers 4 stops on the Central Line.
There are huge department stores and a vast number of shops that seem to have perennial closing down sales.
At Christmas the shop and street decorations are very festive. It gets so crowded though that at times it is impossible to move. Because of the crowds and the high proportion of foreign tourists it is a popular spot for pickpockets so beware.

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Oct 25, 2002
 
 
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Liberty: Liberty

Liberty is a beautiful shop. It sells nice, expensive things - if you like (and can afford) nice expensive things. Whenever I go in I normally look more at the building than the items for sale. The wooden carved walls and staircases are really lovely. The place has lots of character.

What to buy Whatever takes your fancy.

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phil_uk_net
Oct 25, 2002

Fortnum and Mason: The Queen's grocers

The Royal Crests and 'By Appointment to ....' statements outside the store indicate that Fortnum and Mason supply goods to the Royal family, including the Queen.
Inside are all manner of food and drink goodies. If you are looking for small gifts to take back this would be a good place to look.
There are also 3 restaurants inside catering to different tastes and budgets.

What to buy Tea, coffee, chocolates maybe for gifts. Whatever takes your fancy.

What to pay More expensive than buying the same things elsewhere.

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phil_uk_net
Oct 16, 2002

OxFORD STREET: Shoper's paradise

If shopping is your passion, you could
spend hours just walking along Oxford
Street from Tottenham Court road to
Oxford Circus and beyond. There are
several outstanding department stores
to be explored as well as a wealth
of shops of all kinds and sizes.

What to buy if you have money you want to buy everything

What to pay everything is reasonable

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Imbi
Sep 18, 2002

HARROD'S of course: Sticking to a Budget (hee hee)

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What to buy You should tell yourself, "I may never be here again", and buy as much as you dare. You want to be able to say for many years, and to many people, " I bought it in London." (casually spoken)

What to pay Use your credit card and FUHGETABOUTIT!

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Aug 30, 2002
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"My Current Home"
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Mariajoy

"Maybe it's Because I'm A Londoner...."
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"LONDON"
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"Gor Blimey guv'ner...you'r having a larf......"
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"Maybe it's because I'm a Londoner ..."
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Marks & Spencers Department Store: Marks & Spencers Department Store

A huge Department Store with clothes for children, men and women, for the home, food, flowers and much much more.

And the prices for clothes is resonable.

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gugi66
Dec 23, 2008

H & M Knightsbridge: H & M Knightsbridge

A great and quite cheap store. Here you can find clothes for woman, men and children for good prices.

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gugi66
Dec 23, 2008

Debenhams: Debenhams

A good and big department store, here you can find designers clothes, clothes for men, woman and children, lingeries, electricals and much more.

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gugi66
Dec 23, 2008

Liberty: Unique...

I love this place! Liberty is unique and is positioned at the forefront of cutting edge fashion. Its great to shop here, but particularly at Christmas when they have great window displays!

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Jul 31, 2006

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