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Shopping in London

London has a lot to offer the shopper from large department stores to exclusive boutiques. There are many areas to go on shopping trips, such as Oxford Street, Covent Garden, and Knightsbridge. And, of course, London has many street markets to browse around.
  1. London Factory Shops (5)
  2. London Markets (12)
  3. Shopping With Children (9)
  4. Recommended Shops (52)
  5. London Perfume Shops (10)

Clothing Size Conversion Charts
Women's, men's, and children's clothing size conversion charts plus women's, men's, and children's shoe size conversion charts, between UK, US, and European sizes.

London Department Stores
Department stores are usually part of a retail chain but most have their flagship stores in central London. Department stores offer one-stop shopping so if it's raining you stay dry, which is good news knowing London weather.

London Sample Sales
Every week in London you can find deeply discounted clothing at designer sample sales, but finding out where and when the sample sales are can be a challenge. This list of resources will make finding London sample sales easy.

London Street Markets
London has many famous markets that are worth visiting. Find out about the pick of the bunch here, including Camden Markets and Portobello Road Market.

Top Ten London Perfume Shops
If you love fragrances, when you visit London you may well enjoy these London perfume shops for their expertise and unique English style.

Best Ethical Shopping in London
Ethical... fair trade... organic... green... eco... We hear these phrases regularly. And it seems shoppers are much more aware of where their goods come from and how they are made these days. I've been looking into the 'green scene' in London and have found some great shops to recommend.

Where To Buy Antiques in London
Shopping for antiques in London is fun whether you have something in mind to buy today or not. There are some interesting and unusual places to buy antiques in London that are worth returning to again and again.

Best Antiques Shops in London
There are many more great places to shop for antiques in London and I'd love to know which is your favorite.

Chocolate in London
British chocolate is dark, luxurious, and is taken very seriously. Chocolate Week is an annual event in October in the UK.

Top 10 London Tea Suppliers
Tea drinking is such a large part of English culture and there are so many varieties that there's always a flavor to suit everyone.

Best Shops for Children
It can be a chore taking children shopping with you, particularly in a big city, as they can get easily bored. Keep them stimulated by adding a few of these shops into your day.

Westfield Stratford City Shopping Mall
Westfield Stratford City is on the London 2012 Olympic Park and is the second Westfield shopping mall in London.

Westfield Shopping Centre
Westfield Shopping Centre in White City/Shepherd's Bush, west London opened in 2008 and is a large, bright shopping mall with a designer Village.

London Siver Vaults
The London Silver Vaults are a little known underground maze of antique silver dealers in the City of London. It's free to visit and is a fascinating place to see.

Hummingbird Bakery
The Hummingbird Bakery is the home of American cupcakes in London. Situated on Portobello Road in Notting Hill, west London, the Hummingbird Bakery is a popular cafe and cupcake takeaway.

Carnaby Street Shopping Area
Find out about the Carnaby Street shopping area of central London.

Cardinal Place
Cardinal Place in Victoria London is a shopping venue near Victoria Station. It has plenty of eateries too.

Dover Street Market Shopping Weekend at Brown's Hotel
Brown's Hotel and Dover Street Market in Mayfair, London, have teamed up to offer a sophisticated weekend break package for 2009.

Best Art Materials Shops in London
The best art materials shops in London chosen by Marion Boddy-Evans, the About.com Guide to Painting.

Top 5 London Shopping Spots for Women
About's Student Travel Guide has some great ideas on budget shopping for women in London.

Shop West End
Find out what's happening around Oxford Street and Regent Street in London's West End.

Street Sensation Streetscapes
Entire streetscapes showing over 3000 shops, bars, and restaurants in the liveliest areas of London including Oxford Street and Regent Street Notting Hill, and Covent Garden.

Virtual Shopping on Oxford Street
This site shows you the Oxford Street, Notting Hill, and Richmond shopping areas and allows you to move down the street and 'enter' shops - all without leaving home!

Covent Garden Market - The Official Guide
The official guide to London's Covent Garden Market including information on the history, current events, shopping, and eating and drinking.

Covent Garden Shopping and Markets
Covent Garden offers fashionable boutiques and unusual gifts, as well as the wonders of Neal Street. There is a useful search facility for 'type of shop'.

Cecil Court Specialist Book Shops
Cecil Court is a Victorian thoroughfare near Covent Garden full of specialist rare and antiquarian book shops, also selling maps and prints, and stamps and banknotes.

LynkU - Search For The Local Sales
LynkU lets you search all the sales by London postcode areas. Everything on LynkU is at a reduced price so why ever pay full price again?

LondonTown.com Shopping Guide
From the boutiques of Bond Street to the teeming Oxford Street fashion stores and vibrant street markets, there is something to suit even the most discerning of shoppers. Whatever you desire the new LondonTown.com shopping guide is packed with all the advice you'll ever need!

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