Harrods Photos & Visitor Information
Harrods is considered the world's best department store. Located in Knightsbridge London, it is spread over seven floors and is worth a visit just for the architecture and interior design.
BLAAK Boutique at The Old Curiosity Shop
The Old Curiosity Shop London is now home to the BLAAK Boutique from September 2008. London's own, award-winning designers of BLAAK, Aaron Sharif and Sachiko Okada, mark their 10th anniversary by opening the door to this little treasure chest of their rough and regal designs.
Burberry Factory Shop
Burberry is an iconic British clothing brand and there is a factory outlet store in Hackney, east London.
Canine Cookie Company
Canine Cookie Company is in Pet Kingdom in Harrods, London. The food looks delicious but it's all for dogs! There are cakes, biscuits, cookies, confectionery, truffles, even tiered wedding cakes. All of the food is organic and has no sugar and salt so you can feel good about treating your four legged friends.
Carter and Bond
Carter and Bond in Notting Hill are a specialist retailer of niche and upscale male grooming products and fragrances who also sell other toys and gifts for men making it a great place to gift shop for that special man in your life.
Charbonnel et Walker
Charbonnel et Walker is one of Britain's earliest producers of fine chocolate. Established in 1875, Charbonnel et Walker make chocolate for the Queen of England and produce the most divine drinking chocolate you've ever tasted.
The Chocolate Society London
The Chocolate Society was formed in 1991 and is dedicated to the discreet pleasures of fine chocolate. Their chocolate is made in London and they have this small shop in Belgravia, near Victoria. It's small and welcoming and there are always samples to try. The drinking chocolate is recommended too.
Clarks Factory Shops
Clarks factory shops stock cheap Clarks shoes for all the family. Shoes can be more than 50% reduced, especially if you buy out of season (e.g. sandals in the winter), and most shoes are in perfect condition.
Dover Street Market
Dover Street Market is the brainchild of Commes des Garcon's founder, Rei Kawakubo, and features over 50 designers in a six-story Georgian-fronted building in Mayfair. It really has that industrial thing going on with paint-splattered concrete floors and stairs and portable toilet changing rooms. It's considered a hip place to shop and to be seen shopping.
Elvisly Yours has the world's largest range of Elvis Presley memorabilia. Find out about the London shop here.
Fortnum & Mason
Fortnum and Mason was founded in 1707 by a servant to The Queen. It only became a department store in the 1920s and while its reputation for excellent food items and tea are well-known there are many other floors to explore.
Game of Graces
Game of Graces is a small women's fashion boutique at Gabriel's Wharf along the popular South Bank in London. It's all well-priced exclusive clothing with accessories to match. Game of Graces is an independent store but the clothes are extremely wearable.
G. Baldwins & Co - Natural Remedies
G. Baldwins & Co calls itself the UK's leading herbalist and supplier of natural products and natural remedies. Here are details of the London store.
Hope and Greenwood - Sweet Shop
Hope and Greenwood is a cornucopia of classic confectionery. Their Covent Garden shop has a huge array of traditional sweets in glass jars. Expect lots of classics such as Violet creams plus delicious British-made chocolate. Great for presents and great for treats to have now!
I Dream of Wires
I Dream of Wires is a funky vintage boutique, just off London's trendy Brick Lane. This retro shop has a keen interest in everything from the 1980s, from fashion and toys to games and furniture.
Inner Space - Meditation and Self-Development Center
Inner Space is a meditation and self-development center in Covent Garden, central London. After visiting the bookshop, try the free Quiet Room where you can relax and unwind. What an oasis of calm in such a busy city!
j-me is a small store within the OXO Tower along the South Bank. The name comes from the two designers – Jamie and Mark – who are brothers and both graduated from Central Saint Martins. They have been designing j-me products together since the mid-1990s and have achieved a string of awards.
John Lewis is known for its keen pricing ("never knowingly undersold" is its price guarantee) and they stock nearly half a million products from perfume to luggage, and toys to TVs. The Oxford Street store was refurbished in 2001 and it just feels really nice to shop here so it's usually my first choice on Oxford Street. A basement food hall was...
Labour and Wait
Labour and Wait in London's East End (just off Brick Lane) sells functional products for daily life. The goods are traditional and often made to original designs. The stock ranges from hardware to clothing and is intended to be timeless so suitable for a traditional or contemporary environment.
Arthur Lasenby opened Liberty in 1875 and the iconic Tudor-style building was designed in the 1920s. Arthur traveled the world importing exotic goods from far flung destinations and his support for the Arts & Crafts movement helped create what is known worldwide as 'Liberty Style'. This elegant store is unlike any other as it feels like you're in a luxurious home rather than shopping. Definitely …
London Beatles Store
The London Beatles Store is a small shop crammed full of Beatles merchandise.
Mendoza sells vintage and retro menswear on London's Brick Lane. The styles are well-chosen and popular with sixties-influenced Mods. Expect to see some vintage knitted tops, retro jackets and coats, plus DNA Groove Italian shirts and trousers.
The Mutz Nutz - Pet Boutique
The Mutz Nutz is a pet boutique in London's trendy Notting Hill. They believe pets should be spoiled and offer the pampered pooch bejeweled collars and a canine clothing range.
Nelsons Homeopathic Pharmacy
Nelsons Pharmacy is the first homeopathic pharmacy in London since 1860. They prepare remedies on site and have homeopaths available to provide support and advice for your homeopathic and alternative healthcare needs.
Oh Baby London
Oh Baby London is an independent kid's wear brand created in Brick Lane in the heart of London's East End. Eccentric, bold design and irreverent truths like 'Been Inside for Nine Months' are the essence of Oh Baby London.
Old Curiosity Shop
The Old Curiosity Shop is said to be the inspiration behind the Charles Dickens' novel of the same name. The building was built in 1567 and is considered to be the oldest shop in central London.
Rippon Cheese Stores
Rippon Cheese Stores is a wholesale and retail specialist cheese supplier. There are over 500 cheeses available and it's an incredible place to visit for a cheese lover.
Rococo chocolates are luxury chocolates and worth every penny. Rococo was founded in 1983 by Chantal Coady who, with a passion for chocolate, opened the first Rococo store on the King's Road in Chelsea. There are now three retail stores in London including the flagship store on Motcomb Street.
The Sampler is an award-winning independent wine merchant where you can try 80 wines from wine vending machines before choosing from the 1,000 wines in stock.
The Shop @ FTM
The Shop @ FTM, as the shop at London's Fashion and Textile Museum is known, is great for finding unique gifts for fashion-conscious friends.
Popular department store on Oxford Street, which has a reputation for amazing window displays. Prides itself on being the ultimate place for new brands, experiences and ideas.
Marks and Spencer
Popular chain department store, where customers are treated with the utmost respect. Do check out their Food Hall as it holds some lovely treats for the tired shopper.
Liberty has become rather trendy over the last few years, but you get still find printed fabrics of their traditional patterns. Their clothing departments are worth a visit. And do stop for a pot of tea in the lovely ground floor tea room.
Primark - Oxford Street
Primark's Oxford Street store is absolutely enormous. Primark is constantly popular as it's clothing is just so darn cheap. Expect to see plenty of bargains under $10!
Harvey Nichols' flagship store opened in Knightsbridge in the 1880s. There are seven floors of fashion, beauty, and home collections with the Fifth Floor dedicated to Food and Restaurants.
Find the well-known Burberry plaid in three shopping locations in London.
Beautifully wrapped skin care products, fragrances, and more. My brother-in-law was employed to thread ribbons on their shop bags as they must be done in a certain way!
Rigby & Peller
Royal Warrant of Appointment as Corsetieres to H.M. Queen Elizabeth (otherwise known as bra-maker to the Queen, but they have plenty of trendy styles, too).
This magic shop has been in business for 45 years. They can offer advice to professionals and amateurs and enjoy having a cup of tea with new customers!
Doctor Who Shop and Museum London
It's not a well-known fact that there is a Doctor Who Shop and Museum in east London. The shop sells Doctor Who merchandise and the museum has props and costumes.