Doing Shopping in London

By Travel Infoz Member on 15/01/2008
London is one of the best places to shop in the world, where you can buy simply anything you can want to buy. The city houses many world-famous shopping streets and areas.
 
"Oxford Street" is the main shopping street of London with braches of almost all major high street retailers of UK.
 
intersecting the oxford street, the bond street houses some of the best known designer labels of the world including Versace, Louis Vuitton, D&G, Cartier and Jimmy Choo.
 
Camden lock market is popular among the young, known for retail and alternative clothing.
 
The convent garden is home to designer retail and quaint outlets. Neal street in the convent garden is great for shoe shopping with stores like Adidas originals, all saints, g star raw, Fred perr6y and Carhatt. The market area of convent garden is home to the London transport museum.
 
The regent street houses some of the best toy stores in the city including Hamleys and the London apple store.
 
Soho is famous for clothing items and alternative music.
 
London has plenty of markets that satisfy the needs of shoppers looking for simply anything. Portobello, borough, Bricklane, and Greenwich are great for starters. The borough market is a great food market, which offers a wide range of food items including vegetables, fruits, fish, bread, cheese, meat and so on. it is open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. The best time to visit borough market is morning, as is gets overcrowded by 11 am. Spitalfields is another excellent market offering clothing items from up-and-coming designers, records, house ware and food.
 
 London is famous for musicals, but it is quite hard to get a ticket for them. However one can find many half-price tickets to musicals showing all over London at the Leicester square. A “TKTS” booth is present in the center of the square, which is run in collaboration with all the major theatres in London. It is the best place to find cheap theatre tickets.
 
Central London shops remain open late one night a week (until 7 to 8 pm),Chelsea and Knightsbridge shops remain open till late hours on Wednesdays and Thursday evening is the late opening hours for the west end shops.
 
Tax free shops on airports fail to offer much variety and the prices are usually equal to London prices. They close rather early as well. Consult shop listings of airport websites to get help to plan your tax-free shopping.