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About London
London Index
Getting to London
Facts about London
The Queen's Guards
Royal London
Buildings and landmarks
The People
London Transport
Essential information
Shops and Markets
What to see
(important street)
Annual Events
London Police
Food and Drink
Open Spaces
Districts / Areas
History of London
River Thames
Hidden London
Arm Chair Travel
British life and culture - England, Scotland and Wales
Shops and Markets

London is a major centre for entertainment, shopping and dining. There are thousands of shops and many markets in London.

Shopping Districts | London Markets | Types of Shops in Britain

Oxford Street and Regents Street
(Nearest Tube: Oxford Circus )

shopsBoth streets are London's busiest shopping areas. Many of their smaller shops sell tourist souvenirs, but there are may other shops too. They have lots of departments stores and clothes shops and there are big music shops, bookshops too.

Oxford Street and Regents Street are decorated with Christmas lights each year. The lights are turned on with a special ceremony in mid-November.

Carnaby Street

Off the eastern side of Regent Street, close to Liberty department store, you will find Carnaby Street, one of the icons of the 'swinging sixties'.

image: Carnaby Street

Carnaby Street Carnaby Street is a pedestrianised shopping street in London.

(Nearest Tube: Knightsbridge)

Fashion / Designer boutiques
The Knightsbridge area of London is home to the biggest department store not only in the city but in the whole of Britain. This is Harrods, which has about 330 departments. Its domed, terracotta building is lit up spectacularly at night.


Covent Garden
(Nearest Tube: Covent Garden )
Overflowing with street markets, curbside entertainment, trendy cafes, English pubs, and small boutiques. A must visit for all tourists to London.

image: Covent Garden


Charing Cross Road
Charing Cross Road is where book worms go. Mainstream bookshops, such as Foyles, Borders and Blackwells, line the street but perhaps the most unique feature about this road are its rare, second-hand and specialist shops. Foyles is famous for five floors containing thousands of titles.

Tottenham Court Road
The best place for electronics shops and furniture stores.

Luxury Shops

Liberty is famous for selling beautiful fabrics. The shop looks like a Tudor house and has an elaborate clock outside.

image: Liberty of London department store
Liberty of London Department Store
214-220 Regent Street

Selfridges (Nearest Tube: Marble Arch)
This store has an extensive designer section for both men, women and children, constantly updated by the arrival of international labels.

Hamleys (Nearest Tube: Oxford Circus )
Hamleys, in Regent Street, is London's largest toy shop. It has six floors filled with all kinds of toys, from dolls and teddy bears to models, electronic toys and robots.

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