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 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
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 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 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
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
There is no doubt that London is famous for it’s shopping! The most famous shopping district being Oxford Street, shoppers from around the world are enjoying treasure hunting shop by shop, it makes a happy day out if the sun is shining and you have an ice cream in your hand. When the weather is not so good… why not try indoor shopping centers where you can find most of the popular brands all in one place without getting your feet wet? Westfield opened it’s first London shopping center very recently, in fact it is London’s largest shopping center and it is one of the biggest indoor shopping centers in Europe.
Somewhere by the River Thames, is a major settlement that had been around for about two millennia and was originally called Londinium. This is the capital city of England and the United Kingdom, known as the City of London. From its rich history, it retains its square-mile medieval boundaries that attract more people to visit. And then, of course, there is its reputation as a shopping paradise.