London Tourism Guide
London Basic Info
London Tips to
Las vegas Shopping
New York Shopping
Hong Kong Shopping
Los Angeles Shopping
SHOPPING IN THE CITY
is one and a half miles end to end. Most shops open
at 10am until 6 or 7pm. Some open Sunday 12 to 6pm with late nights on
Thursday. Oxford Street is best known for Selfridges and the other big
department stores which are all found in the section from Marble Arch
to Oxford Circus, along with most of the big-name multinationals.Oxford
Street also takes it’s place on the Monopoly board as part of
set with Bond Street and Regent Street.
- the shops here can all appear rather uniform due
to the regulations that they must blend in with the elegant
architecture of the street. Regent Street has similar shop opening
hours to Oxford Street. Regent Street can be a draw for the crowds for
a variety of reasons, from the switching-on of the Christmas lights by
the big-name celebrity of the time to the annual Regent Street Festival.
Last year, five hundred thousand people are thought to have turned out
to see a selection of Formula 1 cars drive the length of Regent Street,
an event which has ignited interest in the idea of a F1 Grand Prix.
is one of the top shopping and entertainment areas in city. Filled with
exquisite restaurants and big fashion labels, it has become a popular
venue for tourists to visit. It is also the home for the Royal Opera
House and the London Transport Museum.You can find the widest choice of
cafes and restaurants plus the street
entertainment for which Covent Garden is well known.
Street in Mayfair is home to the most elegant and
expensive shops in city. Designer clothing such as Gucci and Armani;
perfume; art and antiques; and more Royal Warrant holders (suppliers to
the royal family) than anywhere else in london.
Court Road divides neatly into electronics shops in the
southern half (Oxford Street end), and home furnishing stores in the
northern half (Warren Street end). Nearby Charlotte Street is popular
for its good collection of restaurants.
And Jeremy Street is home to the The Ritz Hotel and the
Fortnum and Mason department
store which has stood at the same site for almost three hundred years.
The Royal Academy art institute is on the north side of Piccadilly at
Burlington House. Parallel to Piccadilly to the south, is quieter
Jermyn Street with its long-established menswear shops, especially
the cheerful pedestrianised area in north Soho just behind Regent
Street. The area has seen a lot of changes in the last few years,
especially at the southern end of Carnaby Street, where in addition to
a number of new stores, there is now a passage through to Kingly Court
with three floors of one-off 'concept' shops and studios where it is
possible to find items not sold anywhere else in city.
Tourism Guide London
Basic info London