Shopaholics will certainly love London. This is a place where you can never run out of places to go to when you want to purchase food and goods.
One of the best shopping places in town especially if you want to spend on luxurious items is Harrods, located in Knightsbridge. Browsing products in Harrods will take you at least two hours because of the wide range of things to choose from. The store started out in 1849, and has since then built its reputation as a premiere shopping place. Some prominent personalities who have made a mark in Harrods include Pierce Brosnan, AA Milne, Oscar Wilde, Noel Coward, Sigmund Freud, and Queen Mary. Now, more and more famous people are entering its doors and the range of upmarket products just gets wider.
If you are a tourist who wants to avail affordable items and quality second hand goods, then going to London markets is a must. The Greenwich market is a popular getaway for shoppers who want to save more and gain more as well. Unique crafts and art products, rare collectibles, and antiques are found all around the market place which will make memorable souvenirs for loved ones. Greenwich market is accessible from Wednesday to Sunday plus bank holidays but there are s few shops and pubs that are open all week. The one hundred and fifty stalls of Greenwich market during week end will surely make your day. In addition, the marketplace will take you to an international food trip because of the variety if restaurants to go to: Caribbean cuisine, Korean noodles, French crepes, Italian nougat and the old time favourite bacon sarnies.
The Clocktower Market near the Greenwich market is also worth visiting. This thirty year old market features retro stuff, antiques, and vintage products. You might rummage some valuable, old finds for collections too.
Your scent may define yourself. For those who are fond of signature perfumes, the place to be is Penhaligon’s perfumery, nestled in Wellington Street in Covent Garden. There are various scented products you could take home to including sweet-smelling clothes, body products, body sprays, and a range of perfumes.
Another market where you can experience the identity of London is Brick Lane. The place is buzzling with market-goers finding second-hand items spread on stalls and Oriental restaurants serving different dishes from Indian to Bangladeshi dining places. It is only open for Sundays though.
Visit London and enjoy the shopping places. Who knows, you may find what you are looking for there.