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Shopping in London London's most attractive shopping destinations are based around the area of Hyde Park in the city area north of the Thames:
• The Westfield London shopping centre
• The posh shops and department stores on Brompton Road and Carnaby Street.
• Famous shopping streets in Covent Garden
• Harrods – by far the most famous department store in the city is located on Brompton Road and is probably one of the most exclusive department stores in the world. Founded in 1834, it has around 12 000 lightbulbs which illuminate the darkness outside. Inside, you can find Nouveau Art on the ground floor.
Some more shopping places in the area are:
• The Kings Road with its trendy boutiques and fashion stores, as well as the Vivienne Westwood's World's End Shop
• Savile Row, famous for tailored menswear
• Those who love designer clothes and luxury items should head over to Bond Street
An absolute must for shopping in London
• Oxford Street
On Oxford Street, you will find famous department stores such as John Lewis and Debenhams. And there is no way you will be bored in Selfridges – it is one of the world's most famous shopping malls, which extends over six floors and holds around 40,000 m² of retail space, eleven restaurants, and cafés for visitors.
• Westfield Stratford City
Westfield Stratford City is Europe's largest shopping centre. There, you can find large department stores as well as luxury shops and whoever wants to find some reasonably affordable shops such as Topshop and Primark.
Shopping in a smaller area
Finally, there is a concentrated shopping space at the Docklands in London in the modern building complex, Canary Wharf. Meanwhile, the skyscraper Canada Square has around 200 designer shops including famous chain stores for a fun shopping spree! If you have signed up for one of our English courses in London, you will hardly be able to resist the temptation of shopping. Whether you prefer the lively and colourful market scene or the glamorous department stores and luxury boutiques, you will be spoilt for choice in London.
The most popular markets on the Thames are:
• Alfie’s Antique Market, the largest covered market in the city, specifically dedicated to the Vintage fashion with an imaginatively designed rooftop café.
• The Camden Lock Market is made up of six different markets with different offers.
• The Columbia Road Flower Market, a very colourful market which is regarded as London's most important flower market.
• You will find mainly clothes and food at the Old Spitalfields Market, which has restaurants, bars and clubs nearby.
• On the Broadway Market in Hackney, you will find products of local craftsmen and artists.