London is one of the best places in the world for shopping. The problem is that there just aren’t enough hours in the day to fit everything in! So surely every shopper’s dream is to be escorted around London by an expert tour guide who can take you wherever you want to go. And there are so many fabulous places to choose from – from London’s world-famous department stores to its infinite variety of markets, as well as the newly opened Westfield Village mall. (Don’t be fooled by the word Village – this place is huge.)
However, it would be a shame to leave London without sampling its more unique shopping centres. If it is history you want look no further than Petticoat Lane Market where you can pick up real vintage clothing bargains to create your own individual style. The Portobello Market is number one for antiques and curios, perhaps to take home as unique and beautiful mementos of your London visit.
The Kings Road is the place where punk rock was born and Vivienne Westwood still has her flagship store there. Kings Road is a quirky mix of trendy boutiques and interior design emporiums, plus a huge choice of eating and drinking establishments.
For lunch, Gabriel’s Wharf, situated next to the River Thames on London’s Southbank, is a delightfully picturesque place to grab a bite to eat. Locals as well as visitors eat here so you know that’s a mark of good value food.
London is awash with bookshops so whether you want the latest bestseller to read on the journey home or you’re looking for antique or unusual books, there are a plethora of specialist and second-hand bookshops and book markets.
British Tours can put together the perfect bespoke itinerary for the discerning shopper.