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The Kate & William Wedding Tour
The Kate & William Wedding Tour

ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

21st April 1985 Ingrid Kristiansen wins London Marathon in a record 2:21:06

21st April 1952 BOAC begins 1st passenger service with jets (London-Rome route)

21st April 1945 Ivor Nivello's Perchance to Dream, premieres in London

21st April 1930 Born today: Margaret Rose, London England, Princess of York

21st April 1925 Noel Coward's Fallen Angels, premieres in London

21st April 1920 John Galsworthy's Skin Game, premieres in London

21st April 1894 George Bernard Shaw's Arms and the Man, premieres in 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. George Wombwell's Menagerie @ Old Compton Street
12. Harrods @ 87-135 Brompton Road, Knightsbridge
13. The Beatles Apple Shop @ 94 Baker Street, London
14. Angels and Bermans @ 119 Shaftesbury Avenue, London
15. Richard Branson Lived here @ 11 Holland Park, London
16. Tomorrow Never Dies Car Chase @ Brent Cross Car Park, Brent Cross
17. The General Trading Stores @ 26 Symons Street, Sloane Square, London
18. House of the Mystery Hat @ Goldhawk Road
19. The Old Curiosity Shop @ 13-14 Portsmouth Street, London
20. Oldest Shopfront in London @ 56 Artillery Lane
21. Whiteleys: Shopping was Murder @ Queensway, London
22. The Sights of Soho @ Meard Street, Soho
23. McLaren and Westwood's SEX @ 430 Kings Road, London
24. Bethnal Green...a Snatch @ 88 Teesdale Street
25. Gong...Notting Hill @ 142 Portobello Road
26. Birch's Immortal Shop @ 15 Cornhill, London
27. Winfield House @ North West Regents Park, London
28. The Kensington Poltergeist @ 20 Bute Street, South Kensington, London
29. Seven Dials (nee Six) @ Monmouth Street, Covent Garden, London
30. The Shop the Looters Ignored @ 70-72 St John's Road, Clapham
31. Mrs Salmon's Waxworks @ 17 Chancery Lane
32. White's Chocolate House @ 69 St. James Street
33. London's Most Female Street @ Sloane Street, Knightsbridge, London
34. Farming Markets for a Decade @ Cramer Street Car park, Marylebone High Street
35. Orwell's Booklovers Corner @ 1 South End Road, Hampstead, London
36. Facts on Selfridges @ 400 Oxford Street
37. Binks in Bates @ 21a Jermyn Street, St. James's, London
38. Merlin's Cave @ Carlisle House, Soho Square, London
39. Richard Branson born here @ Stonefield Nursing Home, 904 Sidcup Road, London
40. Where Do I Find Good Beer? @ Stoke Newington Church Street
41. House of Reeves @ 120 Church Street, Croydon
42. Seven Sisters Market @ Pueblito Paisa, 231 High Road, Seven Sisters, Lo
43. Feeling Honourable? @ 86 Lower Marsh, Lambeth
44. The Demon Barber of Fleet Street @ 186 Fleet Street, London
45. Cupcakes in Kensington @ 132 Kensington Church Street
46. Experts in Retro @ 4 Nettlefold Place
47. Sainsbury's started here @ 173 Drury Lane, Holborn, London
48. The first Waitrose @ 263 High Street, Acton Hill
49. Jigsaw and Kate Middleton @ 9 Argyll Street
50. The East Ends most famous market @ Petticoat Lane
51. Virgin Born Here @ 2 Symons Street, London
52. Retail on the River @ Gabriel's Wharf
53. Tip-Top Umbrellas @ James Smith & Sons, 53 New Oxford Street
54. Former Toilet for your Jeweller @ 58 Davies Street
55. Hamleys Toy Store @ 188 - 196 Regent Street
56. Magic, Gizmos & FUN @ 246 High Holborn
57. A Market going down in History @ Harrow Road & Fernhead Road
58. Churchill's Favourite for Cheese @ 93 Jermyn Street
59. A Market steeped in History @ Leather Lane
60. Bagels while you Shop @ Nicole Farhi, 202 Westbourne Grove
61. Hackney Mafia Shoe Shop @ 5 Hackney Road, Bethnal Green, London
62. Debenhams. a loo with a view @ 334-348 Oxford Street
63. Scandinavian Food for All @ 61 Great Titchfield Street
64. Faraday's Apprenticeship @ 48 Blandford Street, Marylebone, London
65. Walthamstow Market @ Hoe Street to St James's Street
66. The World's First Ever Cashpoint @ 20 The Town, Enfield
67. Grand Seraglio... What? @ Covent Garden
68. Radical booksellers since 1945 @ 5 Caledonian Road
69. The Camden Markets @ Camden Lock Place
70. A Market With Mexican Roots @ Portobello Road
71. Massage...on your time @ Neal's Yard, Covent Garden
72. Treadwell's Bookshop @ 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury
73. Electric Avenue @ Electric Avenue, Brixton, London
74. HMV's first Celebrity Opening @ 363 Oxford Street
75. Monocles - Fashion for Today @ 41 New Cavendish Street
76. Portobello Road Markets @ Portobello Road
77. Old Spitalfields Market @ 16 Horner Square, Spitalfields
78. 80 years and still Dancing @ 94 St Martin's Lane
79. Home to the Geisha Kimonos @ 1-7 Davies Mews
80. Leadenhall Market @ 48-51 Leadenhall Market
81. Maple House @ 149 Tottenham Court Road
82. Handbag Gang Strike Again @ New Bond Street
83. The Westfield London @ Shepherd's Bush, London
84. London's only Antique Dept Store @ 150 Chiswick High Road
85. Exchange Alley @ Bank, London
86. She's in Fashion... @ 51 Endell Street, Covent Garden
87. Floris Perfumerie @ 89 Jermyn Street, London
88. Chrisp Street Market @ Chrisp Street, Poplar
89. Catch the best fishmongers @ 88-90 Essex Road
90. Sally Clarke's @ 122 & 124 Kensington Church Street, Kensington
91. Once a great Music Venue @ 246 Hackney Road
92. Magic and Comedy @ 145 Wardour Street
93. Where the Tricks came from @ 25 New Oxford Street
94. Liberty @ Regent Street, London
95. Yuletide Food with French Flair @ 202 Upper Street, Islington
96. Tigers in Town @ Oxford Street
97. Making Cake since the 1900s @ 111 Sydenham Road
98. Is This The New Portobello? @ Lower Marsh
99. Once there were Herrings @ 137 Cannon Street
100. Fox and Lewis @ 19 St James Street, London
101. Garrards Jewellers @ 24 Albemarle Street, Mayfair
102. Simply Sausages @ Harts Corner, 341 London Central Markets
103. Cricket in Covent Garden @ 21 Cranbourn Street, Covent Garden, London
104. Feel the fibre of the fabric @ Joel & Son Fabrics, 75-83 Church Street
105. R. Soles of London @ 109A Kings Road, Chelsea
106. The Boxpark @ Bethnal Green Road
107. What no Drugs? @ 101 Leather Lane
108. John Lobb Bootmakers @ 9 St. James's Street, London
109. Labour and Wait... @ 18 Cheshire Street
110. WH Smith lived here @ 12c Hyde Park Street, Bayswater