Shopping in Central London
||Without a doubt,
shopping in Central London is a real event with a range
of top quality shops. From the eclectic mix of high
fashion and independent retailers in Covent Garden [map] to the array of city central markets and collector’s
fairs, shopping in Central London is the perfect place
to pick up an unusual gift or a unique item of clothing.
Covent Garden is a really
European shopping district and its market offers an eclectic
mix of quintessentially English goods. Catch some of the
area's best street entertainers and buskers in the piazza.
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If you’re looking for everything under one roof
try Smith of Smithfields [map]. Covering several floors
of a renovated Grade II listed meatpacking warehouse,
this building is located at Charterhouse Street, and
provides a great place to eat, drink, and purchase a
range of household objects, clothing and gifts.
Charterhouse Street [map] is in Clerkenwell, a traditional cobbled area providing
a great range of pubs, clubs, bars, restaurants and cafes.
Try a romantic alternative to the busy streets by checking
out the London Silver Vaults [map],
hidden away behind large safe doors at Chancery House
on Chancery Lane. With a massive range of silverware,
including jewellery, candelabras and cutlery, it’s
difficult to choose so it’s good to know that knowledgeable
staff are on hand to assist.
If you’re looking for jewellery for engagement and
wedding rings head to Hatton Garden [map],
which is home to a varied collection of exclusive jewellers.
Those looking for antiques should find a wealth of historical
artefacts in quaint Victorian and Edwardian shops at Portobello
Kensington Church Street and Camden Passage. These streets
transport you back to a bygone age of haggling for bargains
and making offers on clocks, gifts, paintings and jewellery.
on the other hand, offers a distinctly different shopping
experience. Those looking for adult alternative shops
should find a good range bargains here. With a wealth
of magazines, toys, videos and clothing on offer a shopping
trip to Soho is sure to spice up your life. If you prefer
outerwear to underwear you’ll also find some cool
independent fashion shops here, and a range of bars and
eateries to choose from when you need a break from retail
Carnaby Street [map] is close by and is a great place to experience the very
fashionable of London going about their daily business.
You might even pick up a bargain in the many famous shops
that line this area.
If you want to do some thoroughly suited and booted
shopping visit the world famous Saville Row [map] area for tailored suits and shirts, and a range of reputable
shoe and tie shops.
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