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The Great London Ghost Tour
The Great London Ghost Tour

ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

22nd October 1996 Chelsea director and businessman Matthew Harding killed in helicopter crash.

22nd October 1960 Charlton Athletic Football Club draw 6-6 against Middlesborough.

22nd October 1941 Born today: Charles Keating, London England, actor (Carl Hutchins-Another World)

22nd October 1938 Actor Derek Jacobi, was born in Leytonstone, London.go to related location

22nd October 1910 Millwall open their new ground The Den after 4 previous grounds on Isle of Dogs.go to related location

22nd October 1904 QPR Football Club play their first game at their new ground Loftus Road.go to related location

22nd October 1897 World's 1st car dealer opens 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. The Sights of Soho @ Meard Street, Soho
12. Simply Sausages @ Harts Corner, 341 London Central Markets
13. Orwell's Booklovers Corner @ 1 South End Road, Hampstead, London
14. George Wombwell's Menagerie @ Old Compton Street
15. Oldest Shopfront in London @ 56 Artillery Lane
16. The General Trading Stores @ 26 Symons Street, Sloane Square, London
17. Merlin's Cave @ Carlisle House, Soho Square, London
18. Mrs Salmon's Waxworks @ 17 Chancery Lane
19. Facts on Selfridges @ 400 Oxford Street
20. Birch's Immortal Shop @ 15 Cornhill, London
21. Jigsaw and Kate Middleton @ 9 Argyll Street
22. Binks in Bates @ 21a Jermyn Street, St. James's, London
23. White's Chocolate House @ 69 St. James Street
24. Sainsbury's started here @ 173 Drury Lane, Holborn, London
25. Maple House @ 149 Tottenham Court Road
26. The First Shop in the World @ 25 Nelson Road, Greenwich, London
27. The World's First Ever Cashpoint @ 20 The Town, Enfield
28. McLaren and Westwood's SEX @ 430 Kings Road, London
29. The Demon Barber of Fleet Street @ 186 Fleet Street, London
30. Sylvia's Suffragette Shop @ 198 Bow Road, Bow, London
31. The Old Curiosity Shop @ 13-14 Portsmouth Street, London
32. The Shop the Looters Ignored @ 70-72 St John's Road, Clapham
33. Electric Avenue @ Electric Avenue, Brixton, London
34. Richard Branson born here @ Stonefield Nursing Home, 904 Sidcup Road, London
35. A Market steeped in History @ Leather Lane
36. Indiana Jones' Hat Shop @ 13 Old Burlington Street, Mayfair
37. Grand Seraglio... What? @ Covent Garden
38. The Beatles Apple Shop @ 94 Baker Street, London
39. Gong...Notting Hill @ 142 Portobello Road
40. Debenhams. a loo with a view @ 334-348 Oxford Street
41. Seven Dials (nee Six) @ Monmouth Street, Covent Garden, London
42. Bethnal Green...a Snatch @ 88 Teesdale Street
43. Hackney Mafia Shoe Shop @ 5 Hackney Road, Bethnal Green, London
44. Catch the best fishmongers @ 88-90 Essex Road
45. House of the Mystery Hat @ Goldhawk Road
46. Garrards Jewellers @ 24 Albemarle Street, Mayfair
47. Winfield House @ North West Regents Park, London
48. Magic, Gizmos & FUN @ 246 High Holborn
49. Farming Markets for a Decade @ Cramer Street Car park, Marylebone High Street
50. Virgin Born Here @ 2 Symons Street, London
51. The first Waitrose @ 263 High Street, Acton Hill
52. Market...stop shouting, go Shop @ Stadium Car Park, Engineers Way
53. Bagels while you Shop @ Nicole Farhi, 202 Westbourne Grove
54. Leadenhall Market @ 48-51 Leadenhall Market
55. Feeling Honourable? @ 86 Lower Marsh, Lambeth
56. Walthamstow Market @ Hoe Street to St James's Street
57. Feel the fibre of the fabric @ Joel & Son Fabrics, 75-83 Church Street
58. Liberty @ Regent Street, London
59. Exchange Alley @ Bank, London
60. HMV's first Celebrity Opening @ 363 Oxford Street
61. Cricket in Covent Garden @ 21 Cranbourn Street, Covent Garden, London
62. Once there were Herrings @ 137 Cannon Street
63. The Kensington Poltergeist @ 20 Bute Street, South Kensington, London
64. Handbag Gang Strike Again @ New Bond Street
65. Charing Cross Book Worms @ Charing Cross Road
66. Tea, Tea, Glorious Tea @ 45 Berwick Street, Soho
67. Where the Tricks came from @ 25 New Oxford Street
68. London's only Antique Dept Store @ 150 Chiswick High Road
69. Where Do I Find Good Beer? @ Stoke Newington Church Street
70. Fox and Lewis @ 19 St James Street, London
71. Once a great Music Venue @ 246 Hackney Road
72. Tomorrow Never Dies Car Chase @ Brent Cross Car Park, Brent Cross
73. Hamleys Toy Store @ 188 - 196 Regent Street
74. Floris Perfumerie @ 89 Jermyn Street, London
75. Good Gifts in a Tree @ 53 Exmouth Market
76. Retail on the River @ Gabriel's Wharf
77. Home to the Geisha Kimonos @ 1-7 Davies Mews
78. Chrisp Street Market @ Chrisp Street, Poplar
79. Monocles - Fashion for Today @ 41 New Cavendish Street
80. Quercus - Publishing Revelation @ 21 Bloomsbury Square, Bloomsbury
81. Faraday's Apprenticeship @ 48 Blandford Street, Marylebone, London
82. Cupcakes in Kensington @ 132 Kensington Church Street
83. Yuletide Food with French Flair @ 202 Upper Street, Islington
84. Churchill's Favourite for Cheese @ 93 Jermyn Street
85. R. Soles of London @ 109A Kings Road, Chelsea
86. Treadwell's Bookshop @ 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury
87. Pink Floyd's Drum Shop @ 41 Store Street, Bloomsbury
88. John Lobb Bootmakers @ 9 St. James's Street, London
89. Former Toilet for your Jeweller @ 58 Davies Street
90. 80 years and still Dancing @ 94 St Martin's Lane
91. A Market going down in History @ Harrow Road & Fernhead Road
92. Radical booksellers since 1945 @ 5 Caledonian Road
93. Sally Clarke's @ 122 & 124 Kensington Church Street, Kensington
94. London's Most Female Street @ Sloane Street, Knightsbridge, London
95. Seven Sisters Market @ Pueblito Paisa, 231 High Road, Seven Sisters, Lo
96. Tip-Top Umbrellas @ James Smith & Sons, 53 New Oxford Street
97. She's in Fashion... @ 51 Endell Street, Covent Garden
98. House of Reeves @ 120 Church Street, Croydon
99. Old Spitalfields Market @ 16 Horner Square, Spitalfields
100. What no Drugs? @ 101 Leather Lane
101. Magic and Comedy @ 145 Wardour Street
102. Labour and Wait... @ 18 Cheshire Street
103. Lock & Co...Historical Hats @ 6 St. James's Street
104. London's Finest Recordshop @ 1 Earlham Street
105. Tigers in Town @ Oxford Street
106. Is This The New Portobello? @ Lower Marsh
107. Scandinavian Food for All @ 61 Great Titchfield Street
108. Portobello Road Markets @ Portobello Road
109. A Market With Mexican Roots @ Portobello Road
110. The Westfield London @ Shepherd's Bush, London