to an exciting shopping expedition and take advantage
of some of the best department stores and independent
shops in the world.
Begin your journey in South West London and Knightsbridge,
where you’ll find two of the most impressive department
stores in the world. Harvey Nichols [map] and Harrods [map] are both renowned for offering a range of top quality
fashion, accessories and gift ideas.
Harrods is a real shoppers paradise offering six football
pitch sized floors. There’s also a food hall that
offers cuisine from across the globe and food made with
Harvey Nichols is the place for all the top names that
TV programmes like Sex And The City and Absolutely Fabulous
made famous. Shop for Versace, Calvin
Klein and Ralph Lauren all under
one roof in this huge department store. Take some time
out to visit the café bar and see if you can spot
Chelsea is still as chic as it was during the 1960s. Enjoy
the many original stores in this area including the flagship Vivienne Westwood [map] store and a number of original punk shops.
Central London is where to go if you want to do some
thoroughly suited and booted shopping. Head to the world
famous Saville Row [map] area for tailored
suits and shirts, and a range of reputable shoe and
Locals in London love a visit “up West”,
and if you’ve got your credit card ready you could
do worse than head to West London.
Bond Street [map] is where you’ll find designer clothing such as Gucci and Versace, perfume, art and antiques, and more Royal Warrant holders (suppliers to the Royal Family)
than anywhere else in London. New Bond Street is a few
minutes walk from Bond Street Station, connected by pedestrian-only
South Molton Street, and Old Bond Street is the short
section at the southern end that joins Piccadilly.
The East End might be more famous for quirky markets
but you’ll still find plenty of high quality shops.
The Laden Showroom [map],
E1, is where edgy young fashion designers create celebrity-craved
couture. Victoria Beckham, Denise Van Outen and several other actors and pop pretenders have all gone
to get attention grabbing fashion.
Men with means can be dressed by the man who has suited
Tom Cruise, Harvey Keitel, and David Beckham at Timothy
Everest’s [map] E1 fashion house. Located in a Georgian house on Elder
Street the inside has a distinct men’s club feel
to it, and you too can be one of the boys if you have
£1,000 to spend.
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