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
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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