Camden Town in London

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Camden Town market is one of the most famous market in London and tourists visit it at least once during their stay in London. This area is funky and vibrant, one thing excites me every time when I visit Camden is to see those dressed in goth or punk or anything unusual and different.  It is spread over a large area and is formed of informal and formal shops, which sell anything and everything from the whole world. Actually the name Camden market is given jointly to six sections in Hampseted Road Lock in Camden Town. Each section or market focuses on one particular item. The Stables and Camden Market Lock are famous for their small stalls, and informal atmosphere. The Camden market is made famous by the writers like George Orwell, Mary Shelley and Charles Dickens. Though it has changed but at some places it still maintains its nineteenth century atmosphere, particularly in a pub called ‘the World’s End’ which now stands on a public house known as the ‘Mother’s Red Cap. Continue Reading

Hamleys in London

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Hamleys Toy shop is the finest toy store which is more than 250 years old. The shop was named after the person William Hamley. He founded the shop in 1760. This shop is located in Regent Street. Hamleys is a full 7 floors of joy. There are unlimited toys which are out of the box and can be driven, shaken, cuddled and tossed endlessly. You can experience puppet shows, see mini aeroplanes flying over your head and find pile of soft toys around. A wide variety of toys are found here – soft toys, arts & Crafts, dolls, construction, action, board games, outdoor and many more. Toys of various brands other than Hamleys are also present. Playmobil, VTech, Barbie, Fisher Price, Yoo Hoo, Lego and many other popular branded products are there to catch your little ones view. Toys of every range are present.  Visiting here is worth an experience. Continue Reading

Notting Hill in London

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Notting Hill has a chequered history. Long before it became fashionable in the last two decades of the twentieth century, its run down houses were occupied by migrants. In 1988 Notting Hill became fashionable and its quaint Victorian houses were picked up by wealthy families and presently it is an up market location with houses and gardens. Its closeness to Kennington Garden and Chelsea makes it desirable place for people with cosmopolitan tastes. Two things make it a popular tourist destination; the Notting Hill Carnival Festival and the Portobello Road. Apart from these two attractions, Notting Hill is also home for many exclusive shops, restaurants and pubs and galleries. Continue Reading

Covent Garden in London

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Covent Garden, London, is one of the most well-known shopping areas in the world. It is a district lying among the famous Drury Lane and St. Martin’s Lane. The well known Royal Opera House is close by to the shopping area. No only famous for tourists, it is also a young and vibrant place for Londoners to meet up , either for finding some unique pieces or for a drink after work. Covent Garden is a restless little gem. Continue Reading

Selfridges Department Store in London

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Selfridges is a chain of department stores which caters to the high end customers in England.  The main store is situated at Oxford Street, London, and it is known to be the biggest shop in England after Harrods.  The first store was opened in the year 1909 and was named after H. Gordon Selfridge who opened the shop by using all his savings.  Selfridge used many innovative marketing strategies to attract customers to his store.  He is also supposed to have coined the famous saying, ‘the customer is always right’. Continue Reading

Harrods Department Store in London

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Harrods London department store is famous all over the world.  It is situated in the most prestigious part of London, at Brompton Road, in Knightsbridge and is one of the largest and most upmarket department store in Europe, covering an area of twenty thousand meters with a little above one million square feet of built up area. It has a little over 330 departments selling every conceivable products and services.  This makes it the largest store in European Union. Harrods is famous for it’s mind blowing  in store decoration, window display and the variety of  choices of products . Continue Reading

Liberty Department Store in London

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Liberty is one of the most iconic stories in London, located in the famous Regent Street in London. The Liberty building housing the store is 134 years old and has an exterior which is timber framed and mock Tudor. It is quaint, exceptional and very pleasing. The Liberty building is as famous as the goods it sells. This department stores is famous for the luxury goods, clothing, furniture, household items, perfumes and gifts. It also sells furnishing material, which goes by the name of ‘Liberty Art Fabrics’. The material can be used both for clothing and furnishing and comes in traditional as well as in contemporary prints which are changed and redesigned periodically. Continue Reading

Bond Street in London

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Set in the famous and fashionable area of London, Bond street is one of world’s most famous shopping area. In the same area of  Oxford Street and Regent Street, it offers almost all the luxury brands you could think of. It is Surrounded by historic buildings and well known landmarks of the city it is the destination of dedicated shoppers from all over the world who come here to buy, window shop and sometimes gawk at the stylish stores housing famous designer names in clothes, jewellery, luxury goods, antiques and art. You will find in the Bond street the premises of world the famous Sotheby auctioneers, elegant boutique hotels, well known restaurants, bars and outlets selling exclusive goods. Continue Reading

Regent Street in London

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Regent Street is located at the heart of London. It is well known for the shopping opportunity. It starts from Oxford Circus in the North to Piccadilly Circus in South covering almost a mile. You can shop fashion products, shoes, beauty accessories and many more on the go.
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Oxford Street in London

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Oxford Street is only one and half mile long, situated  in the centre and near all famous landmarks of London. Very few people know that this famous street is built on the route of Roman road, and is named after Earl of Oxford who purchased land and developed it as place of entertainment. Continue Reading