London Shopping Centers

London is certainly an excellent location for tourists to lay their hands on some special gifts or souvenirs. Tourists visiting London should include time ample time for shopping in their traveling schedules.

As a matter of fact there are tourists who especially visit London in order to indulge themselves in mass shopping.

You could choose to buy apparels, varieties of local arts and crafts, straw goods, pottery and jewelry as well as china, crystals, watches, perfumes, cameras and tobacco. There are many banks situated around important shopping stores, which makes it convenient for tourists to exchange their travelerís check or withdraw cash. There are many independent stores that offer products at a discounted rate, which proves to be economically feasible. You can also purchase gifts, souvenirs to take home after the vacation. Some of the best markets for antiques are Bermondsey Market, Camden Passage, Brick Lane Market and Portobello Road.

If you exclusively looking forward to shopping only for street fashion /clothes then Camden Lock Market, Petticoat Lane, Brixton Market and Portobello Road are certainly the bets options. In order to shop for arts and crafts visit the Covent Garden Market, Camden Lock and Bays water. The most excellent place to shop for exotic foods and lifestyle is the Brixton Market and Shepherd's Bush Market.Similar to other cities, bargaining is highly prevalent in the local markets of London as well. However it is not appropriate to bargain in big shops and stores. Nearly all the stores, malls accept all major credit cards.

Some of the other shopping centers include:
Benson & Clegg: It is basically traditional menís outfitters apparel store that has a collection of highly interesting line in shirts, suits and neckwear.

Barkers: This is an exclusive shop that is stores goods for personal, home, and electronic needs. You will also find a ton of designer labels. The stock is mostly filled with cosmetics, apparel, house wares, and more.

Debenhams: Besides most of the other common goods this store also sells great furniture, house wares, and electronic goods.

Dickins & Jones: This store is in existences since the 1790 and is a six storied store. Provides for sale items such as cosmetics, designer labels, and clothing for men, women, and children.

Hennes & Mauritz (H & M): Very good variety and at affordable prices apparels can be bought from here.

Marks & Spencer: One store that has several branches globally. 

Collections and hobby stores:

Coin craft: Coin craft is one place that has tons of exceptional, uncommon and collectable coins, banknotes, medallions, ancient coins and antiquities.

The Stamp Centre: This is a very good hobby collection stores that offers British stamps and various other countries stamps that are dated more than 160 years. Moreover they also have stage and screen memorabilia and signed posters from celebrities.

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