Shop London



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Author: Erin


Day 1 - London


Where to start? London has enough shopping to satisfy any shopper. From markets to posh boutiques to boot sales (a what?). Let's start with the posh shopping in Chelsea & Knightsbridge. A true shopper would begin this tour at Harrods (don?t miss the food halls), window shop down chic Sloane Street, nip into Peter Jones in Sloane Square, possibly have a nibble on the top floor BEFORE hitting boutiques of King's Road. After taking in several shops and dodging the crowds, you may need a breather, so take a right on Chelsea Manor to the little green space and browse the few quaint and quiet shops. Nose around the gorgeous neighborhood a tad before heading back to finish the stretch. More sustenance breaks can be found at The Chelsea Kitchen (cheapest meal in town), MUNCH for tea & cakes and Bluebird. The shopping mecca wraps up near Beaufort Street where you'll need to hail a black cab to rest your feet back at the hotel! For the bargain hunter and market shopper experience a car boot (English word for trunk) sales. They are like garage sales without the garage and can be found in parking lots or in fields. Not to be confused, car boot sales generally sell secondhand merchandise while markets handle new items, fashion and food. However, in both you will find antiques, instruments, accessories, clothing, kitchenware, toys, art & books. Portobello Road Market is the most well known to visitors although I'd still recommend it as it is located in high style, low maintenance Notting Hill. Just make sure not to bail out before hitting the food stalls. Spitalfields Market runs Sunday through Friday & is busiest on Sundays. For foodies, visit Borough Market on Fridays & Saturdays or the gorgeous Victorian covered market of Ledenhall M-F. For boots sales visit Chiswick Community School the first Sunday of every month. Ladbroke Grove holds a weekly event on Sundays. Take cash and some polite bargaining skills.


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Knightsbridge, Belgravia and Kensington

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Location:

Knightsbridge
SW1X 7XL London, United Kingdom

Contact:

tel: +44 20 7234 5800(Tourist Information)
fax: +44 20 7378 6525(Tourist Information)


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Harrods

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87-135 Brompton Rd., SW1
SW3 1JJ London, England

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tel: 020/8479-5100


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Bluebird

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Location:

350 King's Rd., SW3
SW3 5UU London, England

Contact:

tel: 020/7559-1000
fax: +44 20 7559 1115


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Munch Cafe

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208 King's Road
SW3 5XP London, United Kingdom

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tel: 44 20 7751 5700
fax: 4420 7751 5701


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Tom's Delicatessen

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Location:

226 Westbourne Grove
Notting Hill
W11 2RH London, United Kingdom

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tel: 44 20 7221 8818
fax: 44 20 7221 7717


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Portobello Road Market

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Location:

Portobello Road
W11 London, United Kingdom

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tel: +44 20 7229 8354
fax: +44 20 7243 3419


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Covent Garden Piazza

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Location:

Covent Garden
WC2E 8RF London, United Kingdom

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tel: +44 20 7234 5800(Tourist Information)
fax: +44 20 7378 6525(Tourist Information)


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