High class brand-specific shops, department stores, quaint street markets tucked away from the busy roads – if shopping is your favourite past time look no further. Shopping in London will satisfy your retail therapy cravings for days!
If you would like to try your hand at high-class shopping in London (or even just window shopping!) head to Knightsbridge. Here you will find the world famous department store Harrods, as well as brand-specific shops such as Versace, Escada, GAP, Calvin Klein and Ralph Lauren – its all there and the perfect place for the fashion connoisseur.
Nearby in Oxford Street, often referred to as London’s high street, you will find more department stores such as Selfridges and Marks and Spencer as well as more speciality shops mixed with an interesting mish-mash of souvenirs. From here you can also get to Regent Street, Picadilly and Bond Street for more designer clothes, fashion accessories art and antique dealers and top-class jewellers. Think your shopping in london experience is over after this? There’s plenty more to come!
If you’re after a spot of more relaxed retail therapy head to Notting Hill. The Portobello Road Markets are jam packed with interesting treasurers and trinkets intermingled with vibrant and colourful displays of fruit and vegetables that will have you pouring through market stalls for hours on end.
For the serial shopper, you can’t beat shopping in London. No matter what your tastes there truly is something for everyone and you won’t go away empty handed. Shopping in London is the perfect excuse to go on a spending spree, spend a day playing ladies or just having fun. Try on the latest and funkiest outfits to hit the racks or take a step into the bohemian world at some of the smaller street markets. For a day of great fun for all ages, excitement, bustling crowds and fantastic buys… you really can’t go past shopping in London!
Article by Phil and Kate Wiley of Travel-1st http://www.travel-1st.com
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