Shopping - London

Last Updated: 16th Feb 2011

People who travel all over Europe consistently vote London as the best shopping in whole region – and with good reason…

Retail Therapy

For range, choice and price, it’s hard to go past London’s legendary Oxford Street. For roughly 1.5 miles both sides of this central London street is filled with shoes, clothes, designer, department, electronic and almost any other type of store you can think of. Oxford Street has it all. Running off Oxford Street down to Piccadilly Circus is Regent Street, with even larger and classier stores while for the creme de la creme you must travel out to Knightsbridge in the south to visit Harrods – the ultimate department store. Pick up a world-famous Harrods bag, enjoy the simply delectable food court, check out the uber classy merchandise or just enjoy the vibe in the store that has it all – including a dress code (it’s best to go with church dress just to be sure.

Markets

  • Portobello Road Markets are a unique, one-of-a-kind markets filled with antiques and outfits and are open on weekends near Notting Hill Gate tube station. You may well even bump into Hugh Grant….lots of little antique and market stalls good pubs, nice food, generally chilled out vibe.
  • Camden Markets are the place to go for goth, punk, retro gear and crazy threads. As cool as the markets are they still have their fair share of tacky souvenirs.
  • Borough Markets are the best for the food connoisseur and sell yummy fresh food and baked goods
  • Spitalfield Indoor Markets sell books, clothes, antiques & crafts.

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