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Shopping & Market Areas

Westfield

This is the largest inner-city shopping mall in all of Europe.

The shops at Westfield London are the very best of their kind and the retailers are all raising their game: new shopfits, new ranges or new services. Be prepared to find something inspirational and exciting around every corner.

Over 265 shops from over 15 countries, and 16 brands that have never been seen in the UK before.

A mix of designer and high street labels.

http://uk.westfield.com/london

Brent Cross

Crown River Cruises offers luxurious cruises supplying meals and entertainment and also provides circular cruises for sightseeing. Their vessels are frequently used to host functions such as wedding receptions, birthdays, business parties or any other special occasions whereby food, entertainment and a bar can be provided.

http://www.brentcross.co.uk/

Oxford Street

Bustling Oxford Street has about 300 shops and landmark stores. Home to the legendary Selfridges, it also has a range of recognised department stores among every well-known high street chain imaginable.

Slip into a side street, however, and it's pretty easy to leave the crowds behind. Check out St Christopher's Place, South Molton Street and Berwick Street for some real treats

http://www.oxfordstreet.co.uk/

Camden Lock Market

Five connecting areas make up the famous Camden Market, all selling a combination of clothes, food, crafts and music. Visit the indoor Victorian market hall for great handmade gifts, knick-knacks and craftworks. Camden was hit by fire in February, which affected the Canal Market. The other markets, like the Stables and the Lock Market remain open. One of the funkiest markets in London. I love this place.

http://www.camdenlockmarket.com

Canary Wharf

Canada Square in the heart of Docklands is home to many of the UK's leading businesses, but it also has a great shopping centre open 7 days a week. Sleek and modern, it has over 200 shops, cafés and restaurants offering a relaxed shopping experience with a good combination of high street and designer stores

http://www.mycanarywharf.com/

Portobello Road

This world-famous street is home to the world's largest antiques market. Portobello Road specialises in everything from jewellery, art and silverware to vintage clothes, bric-a-brac and much more. It is always bustling and well worth visit even if you do not intend to buy.

http://www.portobelloroad.co.uk/

Spitalfields Market

Largely regarded as a showcase for up-and-coming young artists from the nearby art and design college, Old Spitalfields also has many stalls selling one-off items, vintage and retro clothing, CDs, jewellery and handicrafts

http://www.spitalfields.co.uk/

Borough Market

The award-winning Borough Market is one of the largest food markets in the city, spreading under the railway arches at London Bridge. It's a gourmet's paradise, offering top quality produce and artisan foods from all over Britain and the continent.

http://www.boroughmarket.org.uk

Fortnum & Mason

Popular with royalty, Fortnum and Mason is renowned for its fine foodstuffs. If you want specialist teas, caviar and other tempting treats then this is the place to go. Venture beyond the food department and you'll find menswear, womenswear, cosmetics, homewares and luggage spread over the store's six floors.

http://www.fortnumandmason.com/

Carnaby Street

The birthplace of the fashion and cultural revolution of the Swinging Sixties, Carnaby Street is still home to some of the world's most exciting fashion and design talent. Filled with shops selling urban and street clothing, it's the place to go for a trendy atmosphere.

http://www.carnaby.co.uk/

Harrods

A London landmark, Harrods is farther down Brompton Road. Many visitors to the capital consider it a tourist attraction as well as a world-class store. With over 300 departments on seven floors it's easy to spend a lot of time - and money - here. The spectacular interior decor is extraordinary. Look out for the Egyptian-inspired elements.

http://www.harrods.com/

Burlington Arcade

Burlington Arcade was the world's first shopping arcade, opened in 1819 to great acclaim and now recognised as a historic and architectural masterpiece. The longest and one of the most beautiful covered shopping streets in Britain. This oasis of calm is one of London's hidden treasures packed with luxury accessories. Renowned throughout the world for individuality and craftsmanship.

http://www.burlington-arcade.co.uk/

Liberty

Opened in 1875, Liberty has long been regarded as a traditional store but venturing inside reveals a host of cutting-edge ranges. Innovative womenswear and menswear labels include Vivienne Westwood, Chloé, Martine Sitbon and Dries Van Noten. Extensive accessories, bridal wear and speciality food departments as well as an impressive beauty hall are just some of the amenities to discover.

http://www.liberty.co.uk/

The Centre MK

Regional shopping centre with over 200 retail units, a creche and facilities for hosting events. Their are various events throughout the year that are worth a visit. Situated outside of London in a new town called Milton Keynes.

http://www.thecentremk.com/

Apple Market - Covent Garden Market

Originally the fruit and veg market for the local convent, Covent Garden's main piazza is now filled with quirky crafts, jewellery and clothing. It is a great showcase for handmade British design with more than 200 registered artists and craftspeople.

http://www.coventgardenlondonuk.com/

Greenwich Market

Greenwich Market could well be London's best source for handcrafted items, original art work, unique gifts, collectables and antiques. Come and visit the pretty undercover market in the heart of historic Maritime Greenwich

http://www.greenwichmarket.net/

The Antiquarius Antiques Centre

One of the oldest and most most famous antique centres in London. The specialist dealers at Antiquarius sell, among other things, jewellery, wooden boxes, beaded bags, luggage, old prints and maps. A great place to browse, but if you wish to buy something, it is always worth trying to haggle.

http://www.antiquarius.co.uk/

Neal's Yard

Neal's Yard is near to Covent Garden. It could make a fun detour.

This small, quirky square was formerly home to a dairy and is lined with stores selling alternative products.

Enjoy a back rub or buy some alternative treatments at the popular Neal's Yard Remedies store; or you can try the mouthwatering cheese and bread at the famous Neal's Yard Dairy. You can also chill out at one of the quaint open air cafes. Watch out for the skateboarders zooming by as they leave Slam City Skates, which border the square

http://www.nealsyardremedies.com/

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