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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

14th August 1967 Pirate radio stations Radio 270, Radio London, Radio Ireland

14th August 1948 The first Summer Olympics to be held since 1936, were closed in London.

14th August 1941 Josef Jakobs, German spy, executed in Tower of London

14th August 1903 Born today: Ronald Stewart, CEO (London Brick Co)

14th August 1867 Forsyte Saga author John Galsworthy was born in Kingston Upon Thames.

14th August 1802 Poet and novelist Letitia Elizabeth Landon (LEL) was born in Chelsea, London.

Top Retail-related places to visit in London.



It's what girls do best, and London never disappoints. Here are some of top shopping locations and retail highlights, from the oldest to the most celebrated. Spend a penny!

TOP 10 RETAIL RELATED SIGHTS IN LONDON:

MORE RETAIL SIGHTS:

11. Oldest Shopfront in London @ 56 Artillery Lane
12. Mary Quant's Bazaar @ Markham House, 138a King's Road, Chelsea
13. Facts on Selfridges @ 400 Oxford Street
14. The Demon Barber of Fleet Street @ 186 Fleet Street, London
15. Winfield House @ North West Regents Park, London
16. Once there were Herrings @ 137 Cannon Street
17. George Wombwell's Menagerie @ Old Compton Street
18. Angels and Bermans @ 119 Shaftesbury Avenue, London
19. The first ever Tesco @ 9 Watling Avenue, Burnt Oak
20. Raymond's Revue Bar @ 11 Walkers Court, Brewer Street, Soho, London
21. The Beatles Apple Shop @ 94 Baker Street, London
22. Seven Dials (nee Six) @ Monmouth Street, Covent Garden, London
23. Binks in Bates @ 21a Jermyn Street, St. James's, London
24. Orwell's Booklovers Corner @ 1 South End Road, Hampstead, London
25. Birch's Immortal Shop @ 15 Cornhill, London
26. Cricket in Covent Garden @ 21 Cranbourn Street, Covent Garden, London
27. Mrs Salmon's Waxworks @ 17 Chancery Lane
28. London's Most Female Street @ Sloane Street, Knightsbridge, London
29. The World's First Ever Cashpoint @ 20 The Town, Enfield
30. Indiana Jones' Hat Shop @ 13 Old Burlington Street, Mayfair
31. Walthamstow Market @ Hoe Street to St James's Street
32. Richard Branson born here @ Stonefield Nursing Home, 904 Sidcup Road, London
33. Hackney Mafia Shoe Shop @ 5 Hackney Road, Bethnal Green, London
34. Home to the Geisha Kimonos @ 1-7 Davies Mews
35. Making Cake since the 1900s @ 111 Sydenham Road
36. McLaren and Westwood's SEX @ 430 Kings Road, London
37. The first Waitrose @ 263 High Street, Acton Hill
38. Cupcakes in Kensington @ 132 Kensington Church Street
39. Floris Perfumerie @ 89 Jermyn Street, London
40. Farming Markets for a Decade @ Cramer Street Car park, Marylebone High Street
41. Once a great Music Venue @ 246 Hackney Road
42. A Market steeped in History @ Leather Lane
43. The Shop the Looters Ignored @ 70-72 St John's Road, Clapham
44. The Camden Markets @ Camden Lock Place
45. White's Chocolate House @ 69 St. James Street
46. Tigers in Town @ Oxford Street
47. Sainsbury's started here @ 173 Drury Lane, Holborn, London
48. She's in Fashion... @ 51 Endell Street, Covent Garden
49. Old Spitalfields Market @ 16 Horner Square, Spitalfields
50. Tomorrow Never Dies Car Chase @ Brent Cross Car Park, Brent Cross
51. The Old Curiosity Shop @ 13-14 Portsmouth Street, London
52. A Market With Mexican Roots @ Portobello Road
53. Grand Seraglio... What? @ Covent Garden
54. Chrisp Street Market @ Chrisp Street, Poplar
55. Gong...Notting Hill @ 142 Portobello Road
56. House of the Mystery Hat @ Goldhawk Road
57. Seven Sisters Market @ Pueblito Paisa, 231 High Road, Seven Sisters, Lo
58. Electric Avenue @ Electric Avenue, Brixton, London
59. Radical booksellers since 1945 @ 5 Caledonian Road
60. Faraday's Apprenticeship @ 48 Blandford Street, Marylebone, London
61. Former Toilet for your Jeweller @ 58 Davies Street
62. House of Reeves @ 120 Church Street, Croydon
63. Sylvia's Suffragette Shop @ 198 Bow Road, Bow, London
64. Simply Sausages @ Harts Corner, 341 London Central Markets
65. Exchange Alley @ Bank, London
66. London's only Antique Dept Store @ 150 Chiswick High Road
67. Market...stop shouting, go Shop @ Stadium Car Park, Engineers Way
68. Monocles - Fashion for Today @ 41 New Cavendish Street
69. Experts in Retro @ 4 Nettlefold Place
70. John Lobb Bootmakers @ 9 St. James's Street, London
71. Handbag Gang Strike Again @ New Bond Street
72. Magic, Gizmos & FUN @ 246 High Holborn
73. Maple House @ 149 Tottenham Court Road
74. Where Do I Find Good Beer? @ Stoke Newington Church Street
75. Feeling Honourable? @ 86 Lower Marsh, Lambeth
76. A Market going down in History @ Harrow Road & Fernhead Road
77. Feel the fibre of the fabric @ Joel & Son Fabrics, 75-83 Church Street
78. Is This The New Portobello? @ Lower Marsh
79. Debenhams. a loo with a view @ 334-348 Oxford Street
80. Bagels while you Shop @ Nicole Farhi, 202 Westbourne Grove
81. Massage...on your time @ Neal's Yard, Covent Garden
82. R. Soles of London @ 109A Kings Road, Chelsea
83. Leadenhall Market @ 48-51 Leadenhall Market
84. Garrards Jewellers @ 24 Albemarle Street, Mayfair
85. Harrods @ 87-135 Brompton Road, Knightsbridge
86. Where the Tricks came from @ 25 New Oxford Street
87. Fox and Lewis @ 19 St James Street, London
88. Labour and Wait... @ 18 Cheshire Street
89. Portobello Road Markets @ Portobello Road
90. Churchill's Favourite for Cheese @ 93 Jermyn Street
91. Hamleys Toy Store @ 188 - 196 Regent Street
92. WH Smith lived here @ 12c Hyde Park Street, Bayswater
93. HMV's first Celebrity Opening @ 363 Oxford Street
94. Catch the best fishmongers @ 88-90 Essex Road
95. Scandinavian Food for All @ 61 Great Titchfield Street
96. Trinkets, Gems and Tourists @ Covent Garden
97. The Westfield London @ Shepherd's Bush, London
98. Liberty @ Regent Street, London
99. What no Drugs? @ 101 Leather Lane
100. Bethnal Green...a Snatch @ 88 Teesdale Street
101. The Boxpark @ Bethnal Green Road
102. Bloodgate Source @ 268 Lavender Hill, London
103. Tip-Top Umbrellas @ James Smith & Sons, 53 New Oxford Street
104. The Kensington Poltergeist @ 20 Bute Street, South Kensington, London
105. Retail on the River @ Gabriel's Wharf
106. London's Finest Recordshop @ 1 Earlham Street
107. Lock & Co...Historical Hats @ 6 St. James's Street
108. Charing Cross Book Worms @ Charing Cross Road
109. 80 years and still Dancing @ 94 St Martin's Lane
110. Tantalise those Taste Buds @ 38 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden