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London is one of the best cities in the world to indulge in retail therapy. London has a number of shopping districts that bring the best of fashion, food, antiques and local produce. Listed below are some of the most fantastic tucked away shopping destinations in the capital city.
Home to top brands, the famous Selfidges, landmark chain stores, the Oxford Street is bustling with people every hour of the day. The place has over 200 outlets and has enough to while away a whole day shopping. It is located close to the tube stations of Oxford Circus and Bond Street. The most sought after brands of this shopping paradise are Marks and Spencer, House of Fraser, John Lewis, Gap, Topshop and River Island. The place also has ample refreshment options such as Christpher’s Palace and the Apres.
Westfield London is Europe’s largest urban shopping mall. The mall has about 300 outlets which together showcase more than 800 brands. The mall is considered a perfect place for a family shopping spree or a “girls day out”. Popular brands of the mall are Jimmy Choo, Prada, Louis Vuitton, Ted Baker and All Saints. The mall also has a cinema; a fitness centre and a wide range of eat outs. Classy bars serving some great cocktails with fantastic music make it a hot favourite among the younger crowd. The Westfield Stratford City is a sister mall of Westfield London. This shopping is equally a happy treat for visitors and is located close to the Olympic Park.
Covent Garden near the Sloane Square tube station is a must see for all kinds of tourists. It doesn’t matter if you have an accessories fetish, need to buy a souvenir for a friend or indulge in binge eating some rare sweets, the Covent Garden has it all. The place is made of three markets, The Apple market that sells unique pieces of craft work, leather goods and funky jewellery, The East Colonnade Market specialises in handmade accessories such as knitwear, handbags, jewellery and even hand- made soap. The Jubilee market sells different kind of merchandise on different days of the week. Its major attractions include sweets, clothing and other fashion accessories.
Located very close to the Piccadilly Circus is one of most the ostentatious shopping areas of London, the Bond Street. The place is one of the most sophisticated shopping areas in London and also attracts celebrities from the movie and music industries. This shopping paradise was founded in the 18th century and since then it has carried the image of a posh place for the wealthy people. The place is home to some of the most expensive brands in fashion. Surrounding the Bond Street are some of the world’s most renowned and unique hotels thus adding to its extravagant reputation.
If you claim to be a simple person who is not bitten by the brand bug and would like to spend your money carefully and wisely then Regent Street is the place to be. The Regent Street is made of an array of mid priced shops that offer some quality merchandise and a variety of restaurants and cafes. The place has over 200 stores selling over 100 brands. Art galleries and spas along the Regent Street make it a more wholesome leisure spot for its visitors.