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    Paddington Bear(s)

    by DAO Written Nov 22, 2015

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    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? Immunizations? 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.

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    The Children's Air Ambulance Charity Shop: Fantastic Charity Shop - Muswell Hill

    by jo104 Written Oct 11, 2015

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    The website for this charity says "When a child is fighting for their life the speed at which they receive treatment is vital" The charity flys criticall ill children across the UK for specialist treatment. Their statistics show everyday there are 2 children who need this service but at the moment they can only reach one in every 3 chrilden that need them.

    Some really sad statistics especially as it is our hope for a better tomorrow, I hope that I have been able to make a small difference today by buying 2 dresses at this charity shop. It was a wonderful find close to the sainsburys in Muswell Hill with the area being called Fortis Green. The shop is laid out very nicely and they have lots of designer clothes which are excellent quality and they are priced affordably. Honestly I visited another charity shop today that would have charged me GBP25 for the same dress I bought for GBP12. We all like a bargin but buying at charity shops means you get to help someone in need.

    What to buy: womens, mens clothes and shoes

    Whistles dress

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    Les Aldrich Music Shop: N London oldest music & record shop

    by jo104 Written Oct 11, 2015

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    This a place for PJ to visit as they stock a great deal of vinyl Contemporary, Folk, Rock & Pop, Soul, Jazz, County, Folk and the like. The sheet music they sell caters for students or teachers. They do violin repairs working on all types of violins which must be a speciality of theirs. Also they do guitar repairs for accoustic, bass or electric.

    The shop first opened in Muswell Hill in 1945 although they were around in the area for 40 odd years before the shop opened. They sell all types of instruments and also offer lessons. They provided the London band the Kinks with their first guitars. They offer flute, cello and violins at between GBP10-30 per month for rental in case you wish to find out weather your Johnny is any good before investing your hard earned cash.

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    Harrods: Harrods

    by Tom_Fields Updated Apr 4, 2011

    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.

    What to buy: Shopping in London is very expensive, especially right now. But the selection is about equal to what you can find anywhere else.

    What to pay: If you need to ask, then it's too much.

    Harrods, in London
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    Devonshire Road - Chiswick: shopping jewel tucked away!

    by CheekyDee Written Mar 16, 2006

    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 wonderful furniture and clothing shops. It really is lovely and very un commercial and mainstream.

    What to buy: Books, clothes, food, furniture, stuff!

    What to pay: anywhere from £.3.00 to hundreds of £££££

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    Portobello Market: If you can brave the tourists...?

    by Kiwigirlie Updated Feb 24, 2005

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    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 the atmosphere of the place and it's less commercialised than Camden Market. And there is a number of really nice organic and vegetrian snack shops - which I always visit.

    What to buy: Whenever I've had to get a gift for someone I'll look there. If you want to get a little something different, at the western end (towards Notting Hill) there are a few kitcsh shops that sell very hip t-shirts and nick nacks like bags, shower curtains, cool cards and wrapping paper.
    If you are really into antiques, it's worth checking the market out - GO early!!
    And it's great if you are into deejaying or alternative music.
    Just beware of your bag here though. This is a crowded area and you can be an easy target for pick pockets!

    What to pay: Depends what you want to buy - you can spend a few pounds or a few hundred pounds

    Crowds of people but oodles of fun!
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    Works: Nice place

    by Tepsu Updated Jan 4, 2005

    If you like stationary stuff and books, go here. It´s nice place where´s nice workers. Cheap!

    What to buy: Stationery (calendars, cards etc.), books.

    What to pay: I got calendars before christmas for 2 pounds, christmascardpackets under 1 pound and books for children for 1 pound!

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    Camden Markets: The best place for sovernirs!

    by queensgirl Written Oct 12, 2004

    There are alot shops here with almost everything you need.

    What to buy: Sovernirs very cheap here and inexpensive but hip clothing.

    What to pay: Not much for sovernirs may $50 maybe even less. But you can spend alot more if you are a shopper like me.

    Camden Markets
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    Harvey Nichols: More Shopping in London

    by queensgirl Updated Oct 12, 2004

    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.

    What to buy: They have most of the same things that you can get in the States and in London.

    What to pay: from 0$ to thousands of course it depends on your budget.

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    Harrod's Department Store: Everyone must go here!!

    by queensgirl Updated Oct 12, 2004

    It's the biggest Department store in London.

    They have everything even Krispy Kreme Donuts in their food section.

    What to buy: Items with the Harrod's logo name on it , definitely.

    Fashion
    Handbags
    Jewelry

    They had designers in there you can't find in alot of places.

    What to pay: You can spend 20.00 pounds on a cheap scarf or you spend 45000 pounds on a Vertu cell phone( I hope I spelled Vertu correctly).
    Its up to you

    Harrod's
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    Past Times: Fun, Frilly and Girlie things

    by garridogal Updated Jun 4, 2004

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    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.

    What to buy: 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 warned.

    What to pay: Depends on how much you buyl.

    You could buy this!
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    Covent Garden: A London Must

    by garridogal Written Jun 3, 2004

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    You must go to Covent Garden when in London. You must enjoy the street performers and you must think of Eliza Doolittle!

    What to buy: 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 up with imports from all over the world. And, when travelling to London, don't you want to buy Indian Pillow covers? I did....

    Picture Eliza Doolittle here Pretty glass covered gallery Shopping awaits.  Are you game? He said he wanted to touch my hair.
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    Tattoos and body piercings: Go for it!

    by Rhondaj Written May 5, 2003

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    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 to buy: What you pierce, or what you get tattooed upon thy body doesn't matter to me!

    What to pay: Don't ask me---I didn't get any!

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    Covent Gardens

    by glennkasner Written Nov 27, 2003

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    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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