London Shopping Is A Keenly Anticipated Activty For Shopaholics



London shopping generally centres around shops in Oxford Street, Bond Street and Regent Street on the one hand, and the upmarket Knightsbridge shopping stores on the other. Visitors to the shops in London are usually pleasantly overwhelmed by the sheer range of goods available.

Oxford Street stretches from the Marble Arch at one end to Tottenham Court Road at the other. If you are after bargain electrical goods, head for Tottenham court Road. With millions of shoppers a year and in excess of 5 million square feet of retail space, Oxford Street is probably the busiest London shopping street.

Bond Stret is considered to be more upmarket with its exclusive designer shops. It is home to the most elegant and expensive shops in London including Gucci and Armani. New Bond Street boasts one of the biggest and best concentrations of designer shops in the world including Louis Vuitton, Versace and Ralph Lauren.

Regent Street has a large number of branded stores and outlets.

Knightsbridge is best known for the upmarket Harrods and Harvey Nichols department stores. Most people make a visit to Harrods just to look at the costly price tags as well as the wide variety of food on offer. There is a dress code to shop here! A majority of well known fashion designer shops can also be found on Sloane Street.

Covent Garden is a very trendy and shopper-friendly London shopping place to visit. Located at the heart of theatreland with street performers to entertain visitors, it is truly a fun place to shop and eat. You may even do a bit of celebrity spotting while you shop.

Kensington High Street is a stylish and a relaxing place to shop. Most of the usual chain stores are present. It is less crowded which makes it more pleasant and less stressful for shoppers.

Kingston-upon-Thames is an ancient market town south of the river Thames, with Clarence Street as the main pedestrain shopping street. Bentalls, a premium department store established since 1867, is located on Wood Street.

Personal shopping is becoming an increasingly popular way to shop amongst the more well off. For a fee, the customer gets the services of a personal shopper. The customer relaxes in the changing room while the personal shopper will select a range of different clothes best suited to the customer and their body shape. The personal shopper will also advise on the clothes and accessories that the customer can mix and match so as to make the most out of the customer's wardrobe and budget. London shopping with a personal shopper can bring a whole new experience to the customer.

Fancy designing your own perfume? Now, with the help of a trained perfume expert, you have an opportunity to wear the perfume you help to create especially for yourself!

Shoppers are always looking forward to the sizzling summer sales in London. You can bag great bargains if you are prepared to queue up long before opening time on the first day of the store's summer sale. Bargain hunting is one of the greatest shopping activities of a shopaholic and shopping in London is great fun if you have the cash and the stamina.

Remember to hold on to your receipts and get your price adjustments if prices should drop further. If the store will not offer a price adjustment, just return the goods for a refund and purchase it again at the reduced price!

London Shopping centres are widely spread across the city. The latest and probably the largest shopping centre in the UK is the Westfield Shopping Centre in Shephard's Bush. Westfield shoppng centre houses more than 265 shops from over 15 countries and brags 16 brands that have never been seen in the UK before.

Brent Cross shopping centre, located in north London near Golders Green, is not as big as Westfield. It has over 8,000 free parking spaces and the car parks are usually nearly full, which proves its popularity with shoppers.

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